Jussie Smollett took the stand in his own defense in his ongoing trial for faking a hate crime and spilled the T.
In his testimony, Smollett claimed that he had sex and used drugs with one of the men he allegedly hired to help him stage the attack. He further claimed that he in no way perpetrated a hoax.
Smollett testified that a check for $3,500 paid to Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo–two men who claim to have helped Smollett stage the attack –was only for nutritional and physical training.
He claimed to have had a sexual relationship with Abimbola. Smollett says he met Amibola in 2017 in a nightclub.
According to Queerty, after a few hours of partying the two went Chicago’sgay bathhouse, Steamworks. Smollett says,
“We were in a club, you go to the bathroom, go to a stall, do a bump, do a bump and then just kind of keep going in and then we went to the bathhouse...
We did more drugs and made out… touching and things like that.”
The two returned to Steamworks another day, and this time, the relationship became more sexual.
“We went alone this time. We got a private room again, we did drugs and made out a little bit and this time, we masturbated together.”
Amibola has denied any sexual relationship or encounters with Smollett. Smollett also claimed that Ola Osundario was not aware of the sexual relationship between Amibola and Smollett.
Smollett accused the Osundario brothers of attempted blackmail, and claimed that his reluctance to cooperate with police stemmed from his distrust of law enforcement as a Black, gay man. Smollett said,
“I am a Black man in America. I do not trust the police…”
Smollett stands trial for six counts of felony disorderly conduct in connection with the faking of the hate crime.
BREAKING: Jussie Smollett testified he did drugs and masturbated with one of his attackers https://t.co/X1rznhrRDK— VICE News (@VICENews) December 6, 2021