Brothers: Smollett 'scheme was accomplished'

The bodybuilding brothers targeted in Jussie Smollett's malicious prosecution lawsuit took a shot at the actor in a new court filing as they asked a judge to toss his complaint.

Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo have claimed they helped fake a racist and homophobic attack on the actor in January 2019. But Smollett's lawyers have said their statements to police were self-serving and designed to avoid prosecution.

Now, the brothers' attorney says Smollett got what he wanted out of the whole thing, regardless of how it played out.

"Smollett's scheme was accomplished," Gloria Virginia Schmidt Rodriguez wrote in Wednesday's filing. "He has gained national and international fame while avoiding any admission of guilt for his conduct against the City of Chicago."

The alleged attack on Smollett purportedly involved two men beating him and putting a noose around his neck. The actor also said the men yelled "MAGA country," a nod to Trump's slogan, "Make America Great Again."

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