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April 23, 2019

LOL: Nigerian Brothers File Defamation Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett's Attorneys

Jussie Smollett's lawyers were required to lie to defend him publicly. Kim Foxx's office might have put the fix in to make his legal problems go away, but there was also the public aspect of the crime of which he was obviously guilty; he was a millionaire being paid a lot of money to appear on a tv show. If the public turned against him, he might have to get a real job.

Smollett's attorney insisted publicly that the Nigerian brothers had actually attacked Smollett, and in earnest, not as part of a pre-arranged scam, but with the intention of harming him and without his consent.

That, they say, is defamation, and I don't think there are many people who disagree.

Per ABC7News in Chicago, Gloria Schmidt -- the brothers' lawyer -- also says that Smollett's lawyer defamed one of the brothers by falsely claiming he had had a gay sexual encounter with Smollett.

On or around April 6, 2019, Defendant Tina Glandian further discussed Plaintiff Abimbola Osundairo (hereinafter "Bola Osundairo") on the podcast Reasonable Doubt.

Ms. Glandian inferred that Bola Osundairo and Mr. Smollett engaged, at least briefly, in homosexual acts together. These statements were made to the third-party press and public.

Bola Osundairo is heterosexual and was dating a woman at the time.

Bola Osundairo has never engaged in any sexual acts with Mr. Smollett, thus Ms. Glandian's statements are patently false.

Video of Schmidt announcing the lawsuit at the link.

I think the attorney will have to pay the brothers off. The brothers would likely win a defamation lawsuit, and in any event, it would be costly to fight it.

On the other hand, it will be costly for the brothers to maintain the suit, too, and Smollett's lawyer will make this a very expensive suit to prosecute.

But either way, we won't get any details about what Smollett and his lawyer schemed to say to the public, and which parts of that were known to be false, because lawyer-client privilege only gets breached if you're a Republican or someone who actually supports Republicans.

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