The more information that comes out about Jussie Smollett’s case, the more the whole thing seems absolutely insane. The latest development surrounding his story is a new report that the disgraced Empire actor had a sexual relationship with his alleged attacker.
According to reports from Page Six, a source is claiming that Smollett and Ambimbola “Abel” Osundairo used to “party together,” claiming the pair even had a sexual relationship prior to the infamous attack.
“They used to party together and he had a sexual relationship with [Abel],” the source told Page Six. “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].”
This report comes as Jussie is set to take the stand for his hand in allegedly fabricating a fake hate crime against himself. The source went on to tell the publication that the records of their visits to the bathhouse could be subpoenaed during the trial.
Abel along with his brother, Ola, are suspected to have been hired by Smollett to attack him. Both brothers denied being gay and even sued Smollett’s lawyers, Tina Glandian and Mark Geragos, last year after they hinted that there was a sexual relationship with Smollett. According to their lawsuit, the lawyers put their lives at risk because of the inhumane laws against homosexuality in their native country, Nigeria. Unfortunately for the Osundairo brothers, most of that lawsuit ended up being dismissed last month.
Despite his lawyers previously hinting at a sexual relationship with his alleged attackers, Smollett continues to deny any claims that he staged the incident. The actor pleaded not guilty to the charges and insists that the $3,500 he paid the brothers was for performance-enhancing drugs, not a compensation for the attack.
A lawyer for the Osundairo brothers sent a statement to Page Six following their story, saying the following:
“Ola and Abel Osundairo have no interest in bringing further attention to false statements… It is obvious the defendants in this lawsuit want to litigate in the media. Ola and Abel Osundairo are focused on revealing all the relevant information in this matter the right way: under oath and in a court of law.”