Actor Jussie Smollett’s newest excuse for why he allegedly lied to police about being attacked in a hate crime is mind boggling.
When Smollett was arrested he allegedly told police that he has an untreated drug issue, TMZ reported.
“Jussie told police, during his arrest, he has a drug problem … one for which he’s never been treated,” TMZ reported.
“That could become relevant later in the case because, as we reported, cops say Jussie bought ecstasy from Abe,” it said.
“IF he were convicted, a drug issue could be a mitigating factor that gets his sentenced reduced,” it said, and it reported that Smollett “answered ‘no’ to alcohol or mental health problems.”
In the bond report that was issued on Thursday the police discussed his relationship with one of the brothers from whom he is believed to have gotten drugs.
“Defendant Smollett was close friends with an individual by the name of Ambibola ‘Abel’ Osundairo, who is 25 years old,” it said.
“Smollett and Abel initiated their friendship in the fall of 2017. During the course of this friendship, Defendant Smollett and Abel socialized together, exercised together, as well as worked together on the Fox television series Empire,” it said.
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“Within that working relationship, Abel was a stand-in for a character named ‘Kai,’ who is a love interest of the Defendant Smollett’s character on the Empire TV Show,” it said.
“Additionally, text messages between Defendant Smollett and Abel revealed that Abel was a source of designer drugs for Defendant Smollett,” the report said.
“Specifically, since the spring of 2018, on several occasions, Defendant Smollett requested Abel to provide him with ‘Molly,’ which is a street name for the narcotic Ecstasy,” it said, The Daily Wire reported.
The report alleges that Smollett initiated the planning for the staged attack on the morning of January 25, 2019, asking when Abel and his brother, Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, 27, were planning to leave for their trip to Nigeria. Later that day, police say, Smollett laid out his plan to Abel to stage the attack and suggested he invite his brother to help.
The report underscores that Smollett knew both of the men well and suggests he could not have mistaken them for white males, as he had claimed. The report also asserts that Smollett expressed his dissatisfaction with the studio’s response to the hate letter he allegedly sent to himself a few days prior:
After Abel confirmed the date and time of his trip [Jan. 29], Defendant Smollett texted Abel stating “Might need your help on the low. You around to meet up and talk face to face?” The two then made arrangements to meet at the Cinespace Studios that afternoon, where Defendant Smollett subsequently drove Abel home to Abel’s Apartment in the Lakeview neighborhood. During the ride, Defendant Smollett indicated to Abel his displeasure with the Empire Studio’s handling of the racist and homophobic letter he received three days prior. Defendant Smollett then stated that he wanted to stage an attack where Abel would appear to batter him. Defendant Smollett also suggested that Abel’s older brother Ola assist him with the attack. Defendant Smollet had met Ola on several previous occasions through Abel. Additionally, Ola had also appeared as an extra of the Empire TV show. Abel and Ola are both dark skinned, black males, born in the United States, with Nigerian decent.
Well of course he does
Go to defense of scumbags everywhere. Cook County jail is a great place to dry out https://t.co/mJcHcLCrAG
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) February 22, 2019
Jussie Smollett claims he has an untreated drug problem https://t.co/phezzFH3u1 pic.twitter.com/MdnPYx1uzK
— The Sun (@TheSun) February 22, 2019
#JussieSmollett ‘claims he has an untreated DRUG problem’
He we go with the excuses https://t.co/K3rR28TZqH
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 22, 2019
UPDATE! @JussieSmollett reportedly told authorities he has a drug problem that has never been treated. https://t.co/6TI23DWSr6
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) February 22, 2019
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