New information has surfaced alleging a romantic link between ‘Empire’ actor Jessie Smollett and one of his reported assailants.
The report suggests that Smollett was in a relationship with one of the Osundairo brothers, Abel.
The brothers had been accused of being behind the alleged attack on the actor back in 2019.
According to PageSix, Smollett and Abel Osundairo were frequent callers at the upscale Chicago gay bathhouse, and an insider speaking with the news outlet, said:
“They used to party together and he had a sexual relationship with [Abel]. They went to this affluent Chicago bathhouse multiple times and they had to show ID.
It’s known as a bathhouse where a lot of affluent black gay men hang out. There should be a record of their visits.”
The Osundairo brothers have however denied the claim, vehemently stating that they are not gay.
Responding in a suit filed against Smollett’s attorneys, they said that the allegations put them and their family (who are Nigerians) at risk due to the country’s law that punishes homosexuality with up to 14 years imprisonment.
“We have sat back and watched lie after lie being fabricated about us in the media only so one big lie can continue to have life. These lies are destroying our character and our reputation in our personal and professional lives.” the suit read.
Smollett had said the attack on him last year was racially motivated
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