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Osundairo Brothers File Suit In Federal Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys

Osundairo Brothers File Suit In Federal Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys

The brothers allege that statements from the lawyers “impacted the reputation” of the two men, “who are employed and live in Illinois.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pwA50NguNU

Guess what, Jussie Smollett. This situation is not going away.

Abel and Ola Osundairo, the brothers involved in the alleged racist and homophobic attack against Smollett, which the Chicago police concluded was a hoax, have sued Smollett’s attorneys for defamation.

Smollett’s attorneys are Tina Glandian and Mark Geragos along with Geragos & Geragos Law Firm. You can view the full complaint at the bottom of this article.

The brothers allege that statements from Glandian and Geragos “impacted the reputation” of the two men, “who are employed and live in Illinois.”

Smollett claimed two white men attacked him in Chicago on January 29. His case immediately fell apart during the Chicago Police Department’s investigation. The evidence they found showed that Smollett concocted the attack and hired the Osundairo brothers to perform it.

CPD placed Smollett under arrest in February. A grand jury indicted him on 16 felony counts.

Cook County’s State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office dropped the charges last month, which led to outrage from the CPD and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The city of Chicago filed a civil lawsuit against Smollett to repay the costs of the investigation.

During the course of the investigation, the Osundairo brothers claim that Smollett’s lawyers smeared them in the media. They allege those smears caused the destruction of their careers. They also feel unsafe in Chicago.

From The Chicago Sun-Times:

The brothers contend in the lawsuit that “Mr. Smollett used his clout as a wealthy actor to influence Plaintiffs, who were in a subordinate relationship to him and were aspiring to ‘make it’ in Hollywood.”

The brothers add: “Mr. Smollett’s motivation was simple. He wanted his employer and the public to notice and appreciate him as a successful black, openly gay actor. So, Mr. Smollett directed every aspect of the attack, including the location and the noose.”

Here are a few of the allegations in the complaint regarding Glandian:

Ms. Glandian’s statements indicating Plaintiffs actually criminally battered Mr.Smollett without his consent are patently false and defamatory, as Mr. Smollett originated, planned, and orchestrated the attack.

Ms. Glandian, in stating that Plaintiffs criminally battered Mr. Smollett, implicitly proffered that Plaintiffs are guilty of perjuring themselves during the February 20, 2019 grand jury proceedings, and she specifically stated such in media appearances.

Indeed, Ms. Glandian’s statements have caused considerable damage to Plaintiffs’ careers, as they have lost talent agent contracts and career opportunities.

Thus, Ms. Glandian’s statements have caused Plaintiffs irreparable financial damage.

As a result of Ms. Glandian’s comments, Plaintiffs have suffered significant emotional distress and feel unsafe and alienated in their local Chicago community. This is because Ms. Glandian, a very famous attorney, falsely and publicly stated Plaintiffs have committed a gruesome hate crime, lied under oath, and intentionally misled CPD.

The complaints against Glandian mirror those against Geragos.

Here are a few quotes from the attorneys for the Osundairo brothers:

Osundairo brothers lawsuit by on Scribd

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Comments

Let’s think about this. We were willing participants in a false flag assault, with a false police report being filed by our employer/co-conspirator. And our reputations have been damaged by the attorneys claiming it was a real attack.

I don’t see any damage to their reputations. They are scum.

    UnCivilServant in reply to Geologist. | April 23, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Hey, they did the job they were paid to do, that counts for something.

    Colonel Travis in reply to Geologist. | April 23, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Agree.

    But it doesn’t make it any less funny. By “funny” I mean “This ensures Smollett looks like an idiot.”

    rabidfox in reply to Geologist. | April 23, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Why should they be the only ones to lose on this little escapade? Smollette himself initiated it and he’s getting off Scott-free. I say, let it rip boys – keep the hypocrisy of the whole incident front and center.

    Milhouse in reply to Geologist. | April 23, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    They did not commit any crime. They were hired to do a perfectly lawful job and they did it. The false police report their employer subsequently filed had nothing to do with them. If you’re hired to drive someone to the bank, and after you drop him off he robs it, is that your problem?

    maxmillion in reply to Geologist. | April 24, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Of course it wasn’t real, it was an acting gig. They were trying to further their careers.

My only question is why aren’t they suing Smollet and Foxx too. Is Smollet still writing them checks? Are they still practicing their white face routine for him? This case gets more absurd by the day.

It’s a good thing I wasn’t drinking coffee while I read this story!

So, the two black, immigrant small fry that Smollett set up as white guys intent on a lynching are now suing Smollett.

But Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, both of whom have been photographed recently with Smollett, got their lynching legislation passed, due to the short-lived belief that the attack was real.

Smollett got his publicity, apparently without genuine penalty.

Now, the small fry are going to get paid.

And the rest of the country is going to vote DJT in a landslide if either Harris or Booker are the candidate in 2020.

This is a win, win, win, win.

I hope we get to hear the backstory on this, sometime.

Seems like Jussie is leaving behind a trail of bruised and battered reputations everywhere he goes.

The whole affair is perverse.

Prosecutors, lawyers and judges created this odd, reality warped, Alice in Wonderland perversion of justice and are now busily feathering their nests with the by-product.

Every single one of the people involved in this absurdity – sans the CPD – should be shackled in irons and paraded through town whilst onlookers pelt them with rotten fruits and vegetables.

THAT would be justice served.

    tom_swift in reply to Tiki. | April 23, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    If you have crime without punishment, all you’ll end up with is crime.

    Bombardment with decayed produce is a temporary solution to a permanent problem. Any polity which takes itself seriously should use the guillotines just often enough to keep them from rusting—but no more often than that.

      Tiki in reply to tom_swift. | April 23, 2019 at 4:46 pm

      Justice and citizen-lecturing me for pointing out the absurd nature of the whole bloody affair! hah.

      A twisted smile creeps across the Red Queen’s white-powdered face.

      FISKED IN NEVERLAND!

    TX-rifraph in reply to Tiki. | April 23, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Are you knocking Chicago politics?

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to TX-rifraph. | April 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

      Well, Chicago has been run exclusively and corruptly by Democrats for generations. Democrats, and their Socialist masters, are more the cause than geopgraphy.

      I note today that the Prosecutor for Dallas, Texas [a Democrat] just announced publicly a policy that has been in effect for a while. To avoid “mass incarcerations” he is no longer prosecuting theft or felony level drug possession. I rather suspect that drug trafficking will get a DA’s office courtesy card.

      Subotai Bahadur

I can die happy, now. The best part of this is that we have lawyers suing lawyers for what lawyers have been doing for decades; publicly misrepresenting the facts concerning their client’s activities and their cases. If the Osundairo brothers’ filing is accurate, I hope the attorneys for Smollett end up paying through the nose.

healthguyfsu | April 23, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Please by all means sue this scumbag.

However, I hope for their sake it’s not in the false hope that their reputations will be “restored”.

They were clearly hired to perpetrate a hate crime hoax and went along with it willingly. They are scumbags, too…Smollett is just the bigger, wealthier, more connected scumbag.

    healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 23, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    They will probably get paid off to go away, though. Safest bet.

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 23, 2019 at 4:18 pm

      Given that Smollett is a member of the Nomenklatura or protected by them and this is Chicago; they just may be made to go away, permanently, with no forwarding address on this side.

      Subotai Bahadur

    Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 23, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    They were hired to do a lawful job and they did it. How is it their fault what Smollett did with it afterwards?

      healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | April 23, 2019 at 8:16 pm

      If you are hired to beat someone up, you don’t think that’s a crime?

      In this case, it may be technically legal since the target was the employer himself. However, my post is about their reputation not their criminal liability. Aiding and abetting a hate crime hoax is a stain on anyone’s reputation.

        Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 23, 2019 at 9:24 pm

        If you are hired to beat someone up, you don’t think that’s a crime?

        Not if the person consents.

        Aiding and abetting a hate crime hoax is a stain on anyone’s reputation.

        They had nothing to do with that.

          Barry in reply to Milhouse. | April 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm

          “Not if the person consents.”

          Try that and see how it works out for you. A person can consent to being killed and you will be guilty of murder should you carry it out. Consent does not absolve you.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | April 25, 2019 at 1:37 am

          That a person can’t consent to being murdered is a hangover of the days when suicide was a crime. But a person certainly can consent to being beaten, robbed, or anything else. I’m perfectly willing to test this; you consent to me beating you, I will beat you, and then we will see whether I am charged.

I consider it a shame that the people of Illinois wasted so much money in 1872. Just think about all the crime that Chicago attracts.

Hold on, campers. Do the statements come under the Privilege exception to defamation?

b. Absolute Privilege
In Illinois, there is an absolute privilege for any statements made during any step preliminary to or necessary for a judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding. Lykowski v. Bergman, 299 Ill. App. 3d 157 (1998); Gardner v. Senior Living Systems, Inc., 314 Ill. App. 3d 114 (2000). The privilege is predicated on the tenet that, although the defendant’s conduct might otherwise be actionable, the communication is protected and no liability will attach because he is acting in furtherance of some interest of social interest.

    Milhouse in reply to Redneck Law. | April 23, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Press conferences aren’t necessary for any judicial proceeding. Were they preliminary to such a proceeding? Maybe, but it’s not clear.

    RodFC in reply to Redneck Law. | April 23, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Actually I don’t think the exception allows since it is statements made “in=process” and a press conference would be “out of procces”.

    But even if it did, would Illinois law even apply. The suit is in Federal Court.

    counsel in reply to Redneck Law. | April 23, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    You make an interesting point Redneck Law. There is usually a rather broad litigation immunity privilege in every State and Illinois appears to be very comprehensive. Counsel for the Defense would be remiss in not pleading the immunity as a defense.

    Plaintiff’s counsel was very careful about dates. Charges were dropped on March 26 2019. The alleged defamatory statements were uttered on March 27th 2019.

    My ultimate take way is who knows? You made a good point. A United States District Court Judge will get to make the call not me.

Their biggest problem: Garagos is their lawyer. Loses every time.

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