It is a battle of the lawsuits now that this installment of Jussie Smollett‘s case is over. The disgraced Empire actor has maintained for years that he was not involved in staging an attack on himself. The 2019 incident gained global attention after Smollett insisted that he was assaulted during a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago by two white men while on his way to Subway. Later, the Osundairo brothers claimed that Smollett hired them, and they testified that they knew him personally and were paid for their services.

The brothers have planned their defamation lawsuit against one of Smollett’s lawyers according to ABC7 Chicago, Tina Glandian, because two months after the attack, she made a series of comments on the Today show. During the segment, she reportedly spoke about the actor telling the authorities that his assailants were white men and Glandian stated that the Osundairo brothers could have disguised their dark skin with makeup, or “whiteface.”