New video evidence comes out in Jussie Smollett case: Brothers buying supplies before "attack"
A reporter for CBS Chicago has tracked down video surveillance of the Osundairo's buying supplies before the alleged "attack."
According to the sources, Jussie Smollett told the brothers what to buy.
Per Charlie De Mar, who got the exclusive on this: I made "countless phone calls for this," and "visited more stores than I wish to admit."
So far, nobody else has the video, but it will quickly spread over social media, you can be sure of that.
It shows Ola and Abel Osundairo buying masks and a red hat, confirming what they told police.
The two brothers were arrested by police last week, but later released without charges. They were supposed to speak to a grand jury on Wednesday but Smollett's attorneys made a last minute phone call to delay the proceedings.
Smollett could be charged with a felony for filing a false police report.
Per unconfirmed sources, who are unwilling to go on the record at this point in the middle of the investigation, the brothers used a ride share vehicle from either Uber or Lyft to get to the Streeterville neighborhood and were caught on camera being nervous.
The sources also said that at least one of the brothers bought the rope used in the incident because Smollett asked him to, which also came out of Smollett's own pocket. The rope was purchased at the Crafty Beaver Hardware store in the Ravenswood neighborhood around the weekend of the 25th of January, after Smollett was unsatisfied about the amount of attention he didn't receive for the threatening letter he allegedly sent to his employer at the Empire studio.
Smollett claims he is innocent but ironically hasn't posted on his Twitter or Instagram accounts to defend himself against making up the charges. That hasn't stopped him from releasing a statement via his attorney's, who still assert he didn't make this all up.