The men who were involved in the attack on actor Jussie Smollett express regret of their actions. That reports Billboard. The two Nigerian brothers who, according to the police, contributed to the staged attack, responded via their lawyer.

“They understand how it hit people in the country”

“They understand how it has affected people in the country, especially minorities and specifically victims of hate crimes,” says the counselor. Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo would have attacked the actor close to his apartment, put a rope around his neck and bleached over him. Later it was reported that Smollett would have paid their $ 3,500 to carry out the attack.

The brothers are no longer suspected and cooperate in the case against Smollett. The actor is currently at liberty, but must return to court on 14 March. Smollett was also written from the series, which made him famous, Fox-show Empire.