Jussie Smollett attack: Empire actor's alleged attackers confess

- 3/01/2019
The story keeps getting worse for Empire actor Jussie Smollett after his alleged attackers confess to police.
Jussie Smollett attackers
Two brothers involved in an allegedly self-inflicted plot to attack Smollet have issued an apology for the bizarre incident.

Days after Smollett was arrested for allegedly staging a racially-motivated and homophobic attack on himself, the Osundairo brothers have shared their 'tremendous regret' over the incident.

Chicago Police have claimed Smollett hired Abimbola 'Abel' and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo to help stage a "phony attack" on him last month, but that his plan was thwarted because the surveillance camera was not faced in the right direction to capture the beating.

Jussie Smollett's fake attackers apologise

Police say the brothers are co-operating with the investigation and they have now spoken out and have apologised to 'minorities and victims of hate crime' for what they say they have done.
Jussie Smollett Empire actor
Jussie Smollett is out of Empire
A statement from their attorney read: "My clients have a tremendous regret over their involvement in this situation, and they understand how it has impacted people across the nation, particularly minority communities and especially those who have been victims of hate crimes themselves."

Smollett said he had been attacked by two masked men in downtown Chicago on January 29, telling police his attackers shouted racist and homophobic abuse and tied a noose around his neck.

The actor, claimed he had been "forever changed" by the attack after he claimed he was the victim of a homophobic attack.

Smollett, who came out as gay in 2015, made a tearful appearance on Good Morning America last month but police allege that the attack was a hoax orchestrated by the actor as he was "dissatisfied with his salary" on Fox network drama Empire.
Main actors of Empire
Main cast of Empire with Smollett(center)as Jamal
He was then arrested for allegedly staging a racially-motivated and homophobic attack on himself.

Smollett is now being written out of Empire following this sensational turn of events.

Fox released a statement expressing their regret at the dramatic turn of events, and revealing that Smollett will not be appearing in the last two episodes of the show's 5th season.

Source: Mirror UK
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