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Jussie Smollett Doc: Osundairo Brothers Break Silence

Fox Nation, the streaming service of Fox News, has released a five-part docuseries titled “Jussie Smollett: Anatomy of a Hoax,” examining the infamous 2019 attack on the Empire actor in Chicago. The case had gained international attention when Smollett reported being assaulted on the streets, being accosted with racial and homophobic slurs, and having a noose placed around his neck. However, it was later revealed that Smollett had staged the attack and had paid two brothers, Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, to carry it out.

The series delves into the details of the investigation and features the first-ever interviews with the Osundairo brothers, who claim that Smollett had hired them to carry out the hoax. They appear in the trailer, smiling and admitting, “We were the ones that did it.”


Jussie Smollett was found guilty of five counts of felony disorderly conduct for making false reports in December 2021 and was sentenced to five months in prison. However, he was released after just six days while he appealed the verdict. Smollett has maintained his innocence despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

The release of “Jussie Smollett: Anatomy of a Hoax” brings renewed attention to the scandal that caused the actor to lose his role on Empire and damaged his career. It also raises questions about the media’s role in reporting on the case and the impact of hoaxes on marginalized communities.

They even took production to the streets of Chicago, showing where they “waited for Jussie to come before we attacked him.” The brothers appear side by side smiling, and one admits, “We were the ones that did it.” The other chimes in, “Yeah, it was us.” Smollett hasn’t publicly responded to this new docuseries, but he has maintained his innocence. Check out the trailer above.

The hit television show, Empire, took a nosedive in ratings after the incident. Some blame Smollett for the tv series ending prematurely.

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