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Jussie Smollett Has Evidence to Dispute Cops’ Claim He Paid Brothers to Attack Him

Abimbola 'Abel' Osundairo and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo & Jussie Smollett (inst)

*Jussie Smollett, for what it’s worth, has evidence that counters the Chicago Police Department’s claims that he paid the two Nigerian brothers $3500 to stage his alleged faux attack.

The proof is the check that shows  that the amount made payable from Smollett’s bank account to one of the men, Abimbola Osundairo, also has “5 week Nutrition/Workout program (Don’t Go)” written in the memo line, TMZ reported on Sunday.

If true, this is big blow to police and prosecutors who said the check, dated Jan. 23, is evidence that the “Empire” actor, 36, paid Osundairo and his brother Olabinjo to carry out the phony assault in Chicago six days later.

Sources say the payment was really for training to help Smollett get into shape for a music video for his song, “Don’t Go.”

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Here’s MORE via Page Six:

Other evidence weighing in Smollett’s favor are a series of texts been him and “Bon” beginning on Jan. 20, which outlined a healthy meal plan including chicken thigh, Starkist tuna, eggs and Smucker’s peanut butter and various fruit.

“This is the meal plan and the breakdown of macronutrients. Also includes projected fat loss,” Abimbola texted Smollett.

Another one, dated Jan. 28 — hours before the attack, the gym buff wrote to Smollett, “I know you’re traveling today, make sure you get at least 45 mins of cardio.”

The $3,500 total check accounted for $600-a-week for five weeks of the workout plan and $100-a-week for the food plan, also for five weeks, sources told TMZ.

Another text seems to show that “Don’t Go” was slated to film on Feb. 23. Meanwhile, a screenshot from Venmo shows Smollett had paid “Bola” $100 on Sept. 27 for “training” — potentially giving credence to the actor’s claims that the $3,500 wasn’t related to the Jan. 29 “attack.”

Both brothers testified before a grand jury that the payment was for training.

Smollett is charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report.

He is free after posting 10 percent of $100,000 bond.

 

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