Jussie Smollett Breaks Social Media Silence, Sings During Quarantine

Play video content Jussie Smollett wants to move on from his alleged “attack” — despite a pending trial — and he’s singing about it while on coronavirus lockdown. Jussie just broke his social media silence Wednesday by singing and playing the piano. It’s the ex-“Empire” star’s first time posting anything in over 9 months, so […]

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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty at Arraignment for Lying to Cops

Play video content TMZ.com 1:52 PM PT — TMZ has obtained a copy of Jussie Smollett’s motion to dismiss his new criminal case in Chicago, and he’s basically arguing with a judge that he can’t be tried again … because he’s already been penalized once before, which he thinks triggers double jeopardy. In the docs, […]

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Osundairo Brothers ‘Praying for Jussie’ to ‘Finally Tell the Truth’

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Jussie Smollett‘s alleged accomplices in staging a hate crime are speaking on camera for the first time since Jussie was hit with felony charges again … and they’re practically pleading for him to come clean. The Osundairo brothers — Abel and Ola — were leaving Fina Estampa restaurant in Chicago […]

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Jussie Smollett Facing 6 Counts in New Indictment for Alleged Attack

Exclusive Details TMZ.com 5:33 PM PT — Jussie’s attorney, Tina Glandian, is also questioning the timing of the indictment, saying, “the attempt to re-prosecute Mr. Smollett one year later on the eve of the Cook County State’s Attorney election is clearly all about politics not justice.” She also says …  “After more than five months […]

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Jussie Smollett Donates $10k to Flint Kids Program

Jussie Smollett is on a mission to give children in Flint something to believe in … donating money to kids programs and helping organize a backpack and toy drive for Christmas. Sources close to Jussie tell TMZ … the actor recently paid a surprise visit to Flint, Michigan with youth and environmental activist, Mari Copeny […]

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Jussie Smollett ‘Attacker’ Abel Osundairo Meets Floyd Mayweather

Exclusive TMZ.com One of Jussie Smollett‘s alleged “attackers” is on a roll — shortly after starring in his first movie … he’s hanging out with one of the biggest celeb athletes in the world. Abel Osundairo met up with Floyd Mayweather this weekend at the undefeated fighter’s gym in Las Vegas … then hit up […]

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Abel Osundairo Gets Starring Role in Movie as Jussie Smollett Waits

Exclusive Friends, Family & Lovers One of the brothers who admitted to carrying out an elaborate hoax to make it look like Jussie Smollett was the victim of a hate crime is back to acting — before the ex-“Empire” star. Abel Osundairo will be making his acting debut in the upcoming low-budget film, “Friends Family […]

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Osundairo Brothers Visit Special Prosecutor’s Office in Jussie Case

Exclusive Getty Composite A decision on whether to reinstate charges against Jussie Smollett in Chicago is getting close … because we’ve learned the Osundairo brothers took a trip to the special prosecutor’s office. Sources close to the case tell TMZ … Abel and Ola met with Dan Webb‘s team this week because the special prosecutor […]

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Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Want Osundairo Brothers Suit Dismissed

Exclusive Details TMZ Composite Jussie Smollett‘s lawyers say the Osundairo brothers misquoted alleged defamatory statements they thought his team made, but turns out … their own attorney said ’em. Mark Geragos — who repped Jussie during his criminal trial when he was still in the hot seat in Chicago — filed legal docs asking a […]

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Jussie Smollett Walked Past Osundairo Bros. Before ‘Attack’

Play video content TMZ.com 10:46 AM PT — Jussie’s camp says the new footage is edited together and doesn’t have a time stamp. They point out at no time do you see them on camera passing each other. Play video content TMZ.com However, here’s the longer, unedited footage from the loading dock — it shows […]

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