Last week, aspiring actor Abimbola Osundairo testified Smollett paid him and his brother to stage a homophobic and racist attack against him for money. Osundairo told the jury he felt somewhat indebted to Smollett for helping kickstart his acting career.
The witness went on to describe in detail how Smollett allegedly instructed him and his brother to attack him –– everything from how to throw the punches to where to go on the night of the attack –– and said Jussie even had him send a text to show support to Jussie the following morning after news of the attack broke.
According to media correspondents inside the courtroom, Jussie testified that the first night he met Osundairo, the two did cocaine and weed before going to a club and then a bath house together.
“There was some touching,” Smollett said in court.
According to The Chicago Tribune, the actor’s testimony might be a strategy to suggest the brothers carried out the attack for reasons outside of the previously suggested attempt by Smollett to get the attention of the chiefs of Empire.