Smollett’s defense team questions credibility of man he allegedly hired to stage hate crime

Jussie Smollett’s legal team will get its chance on Thursday to poke holes in the credibility of Abimbola Osundairo, one of two Nigerian brothers who claimed the Empire actor paid them to stage a phony hate crime.

Osundairo testified Wednesday in a Chicago courtroom that Smollett gave him and his brother instructions and money in advance of the Jan. 29, 2019, hoax. He also testified that Smollett planned a “dry run” of the attack and gave him $100 to buy supplies.