How Cops Say Jussie Smollett Disguised Payment to Stage Alleged Hoax Attack

February 25, 2019

Did Jussie Smollett try to disguise payment for the alleged attack police now say was a hoax as a check for a workout and nutrition plan? Police say the $3,500 check in question, made out to Abimbola Osundairo, is one of the key pieces of evidence against the "Empire" actor, who they say staged an attack on himself last month. According to police, Smollett paid Osundairo and his brother, Olabinjo Osundairo, to carry out the assault, which the actor said was a hate crime.

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