Jussie Smollett’s lawyers dispute that the attack was organized – .

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Jussie Smollett’s lawyers dispute that the attack was organized – .


Olabinjo Osundairo is not legally allowed to own a firearm as he was convicted of aggravated battery several years ago. But a detective said earlier in the week that the weapons all belonged to Abimbola Osundairo and legally owned and described the amount of cocaine found as “very small”.

One of Mr Smollett’s attorneys, Tamara Walker, also cited discrepancies between Olabinjo Osundairo’s testimony and what he told the grand jury in the case. He told the grand jury, for example, that he decided to pour bleach, instead of gasoline, on Mr. Smollett because he wanted to avoid being seen filling a gasoline can on a surveillance camera. In court on Thursday, however, he said he chose bleach because he believed it would be safer for Mr Smollett.

The brothers remained calm during their sessions in the witness stand even as they were questioned about several written conversations that Olabinjo Osundairo had in which he made remarks that the defense characterized as homophobic.

Olabinjo Osundairo, 30, denied any bias, explained the comments as mistakes he made because he was upset and said he had “no hatred for anyone”. Earlier today, the prosecution showed the jury a photo of the brothers at the 2015 Chicago Pride Parade in which they were dressed as Trojan warriors for a float centered around the condom brand of the same name.

The motion to quash the trial arose out of this series of questions, as Judge Linn at one point characterized Ms. Walker’s questions about Mr. Osundairo’s past comments as “very collateral issues.” She argued, unsuccessfully, that the judge’s remark discredited part of the defense argument before the jury.

A third lawyer for Mr. Smollett, Heather Widell, accused Judge Linn of making “faces” during the defense questioning. The judge objected to Ms Widell’s characterization and emphasized her own “smiles and frowns”.

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