Smollett’s Lawyer Claims it’s Possible that Nigerian Attackers Wore “White Face”

[Joshua Caplin | Breitbart] Appearing Thursday morning on NBC’s Today, Jussie Smollett lawyer Tina Glandian claimed “Abel” and “Ola” Osundairo, the two brothers of Nigerian descent allegedly paid to stage a racist and homophobic attack on the Empire star, suggested the pair could have worn “white face” during the ordeal.

A partial transcript is as follows: 

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: According to the court records he — Smollett — was very clear with police on the night of the attack that his attackers were white. He said they had masks on and gloves, but he saw their eyes, that he saw the skin surrounding their eyes was white. Was that a false statement?

TINA GLANDIAN: So, just to be clear: He only saw one of the attackers. One of them he didn’t see. He saw one through a ski mask. Again, he could not see their body. Everything was covered, and he had a full ski mask on except the area around the eyes. He did tell police that he — from what we saw, he thought it was pale skin or white or pale skin, was I think what he said. And that was what he — and that’s why he initially did have a hard time.

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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Joshua Caplin and originally published at Breitbart. Title changed by P&P.]



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