Jussie smollett He was clearly good friends with the Osundairo brothers, or at least one of them, as evidenced by these photos showing them hanging out several times in the months leading up to the alleged attack.
TMZ got photos showing Jussie and one of the O bros in friendly settings on at least 3 separate occasions, all before January 29, 2019, when JS claims that was attacked by She was and Abel Osundairo.
One photo shows Jussie with Bola just days before the incident – they were together, with a third guy, at the Electric Hotel in Chicago on January 19, 2019 … and they all seemed friendly.
Another shot shows Bola and Jussie one more time, this time on September 28, 2018, when they hit LiqrBox. They also recorded a video together while at the Chicago hotspot.
There is another photo of Jussie and Ball from July 2018 in Joy District Chicago.
Interestingly, Bola’s brother, Abel, is not in any of the photos. Jussie testified this week that Abel puzzled him when he got to know them both.
Of course, Jussie also testified that he and Bola had became intimate in a bathhouse, and they even kissed a few times. Bola denied ever being in a relationship with Jussie.
Ultimately, the jury will have to decide who to believe (the brothers or Jussie) when it comes to almost every aspect of their interactions. If they buy the Jussie version more than the Osundairos, he has a good chance of being acquitted.
These appear to be some of the first shots of Jussie and Bola in the same frame, except when they crossed paths on a cold Chicago street that fateful night.