...Nigerian brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo are prepared to testify at the upcoming trial for Empire actor Jussie Smollett, according to their lawyers, who also mentioned that the two brothers will not feel vindicated unless Smollett is found guilty of lying to police, adding that they do not have any "Ill will" toward the actor - only toward his lawyers, for calling them "Liars."
...In a shocking move, the initial charges against Smollett were promptly dropped by Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx, who was reported to have had close ties with former First Lady Michelle Obama, whose husband - President Barack Obama - Smollett had campaigned for.
...On Tuesday, following the actor being charged with lying to police by a special prosecutor, a lawyer representing the Osundairo brothers says that the two are willing to testify - for either side - in Smollett's trial.
...The report also mentioned that the Osundairo brothers had said that Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack, with the goal to boost the actor's career, adding that the brothers agreed to the plan, not realizing the national attention and media firestorm it would inevitably create.
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