CHICAGO (AP) - Now that charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped, the actor's attorney is trying to shift attention back to two brothers who told police they were paid to help stage an attack on him.
Patricia Brown Holmes says investigators should look into the role of brothers Abimbola "Abel" Osundairo and Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo.
The brothers told police that Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage the attack. Smollett says the money was for fitness training.
Authorities say they still believe Smollett concocted the Jan. 29 attack in which he said two masked men beat him and put a noose around his neck. Smollett said Tuesday he told the truth to police.