A source is spilling some juicy (and possibly damning) tea about Jussie Smollett!
According to Page Six Smollett was more than friends with his alleged attacker Ambimbola “Abel” Osundairo. The source told the outlet the pair would often visit an upscale Chicago bathhouse together.
“They used to party together and he had a sexual relationship with [Abel]. They went to this affluent Chicago bathhouse multiple times and they had to show ID,” said the source. “It’s known as a bathhouse where a lot of affluent black gay men hang out. There should be a record [of their visits].”
This is where the tea becomes incriminating for Smollett. If this is true the bathhouse records may be subpoenaed in Smollett’s upcoming trial. Smollett, has maintained from the very beginning that he was attacked by two masked men who yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him. He has also refuted claims that the brothers helped him stage a fake racial attack in 2019.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges and maintains he paid the brothers $3,500 for performance-enhancing drugs, not to stage a crime.
Meanwhile rumors that Smollett was involved sexually with one of the brothers have been swirling from the very beginning. Abel and his brother, Ola, have denied they are gay. They sued Smollett’s Hollywood lawyers, Tina Glandian and Mark Geragos, last year for defamation after they insinuated there was a sexual relationship between Smollett and one of the brothers in an interview with “Good Morning America.”
The suit claimed the comments put the brothers and their family, who are Nigerian, at risk. The country’s inhumane laws state homosexuality is punishable by up to 14 years in prison and death by stoning if the person is married.
“We have sat back and watched lie after lie being fabricated about us in the media only so one big lie can continue to have life. These lies are destroying our character and our reputation in our personal and professional lives,” their attorney, Gloria Schmidt, read in a statement on their behalf at the time.
Brothers Maintain They Are Not Gay
A lawyer for the Osundairo brothers sent a statement to Page Six also stating the brothers have no interest in entertaining these new claims.
“Ola and Abel Osundairo have no interest in bringing further attention to false statements. It is obvious the defendants in this lawsuit want to litigate in the media. Ola and Abel Osundairo are focused on revealing all the relevant information in this matter the right way: under oath and in a court of law.”