A new video was just released that shows disgraced actor Jussie Smollett and the two Osundairo brothers, who police say he paid to attack him, walking around the vicinity of the alleged assault right around the time that it took place.
Fox News reported that the police notes state that the video is likely from between 1:45 a.m. and 2 a.m. on January 29, and it shows Smollett wearing what looks to be the same white sweater that he has on in another video where police interviewed him at his apartment later in the night. The new surveillance video shows Smollett walking away from his luxury Chicago apartment building in the direction of the Subway sandwich shop that he claimed to police he had left home to go to. He is also shown releasing a puff or two of smoke as he walked, which was noted in the police notes.
In addition, the video shows Abel and Ola Osundairo walking around the area of the attack at around the same time. At one point, one of the brothers can be seen wearing what looks like a red-brimmed hat. Police said that surveillance footage from a nearby hardware store shows the brothers purchasing thin white rope and other supplies that they told officers Smollett had instructed them to buy.
“Two subjects now known to be [redacted] and [redacted] enter the store and purchase several items, which included gloves, face masks and a red hat,” police wrote in their notes, adding, “they linger together, walk SB out of view [one wearing a red brim cap].”
Gloria Schmidt, the attorney representing the brothers, explained that the new video shows them arriving early before the incident that police say was a staged attack. They can be seen sitting on a bench, which Schmidt said is where Smollett told them to go to before the attack.
Many feel that Smollett deserves to be in prison for staging the hate crime against himself and trying to frame supporters of Donald Trump. We can only hope that Chicago prosecutors reconsider their decision to let him off the hook, and that he ends up in prison where he belongs.