Disturbing Videos Show Actor Jussie Smollett With White Rope Around His Neck

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Abel Osundairo (L), and his brother Ola Osundairo, the Nigerian brothers were arrested in connection with the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett but were released after reportedly telling detectives Smollett paid them to stage the attack.

In one of the videos released, officers entering Smollett's apartment and the actor is wearing a red and white sweater with a noose around his neck.

One officer says: "Do you want to take it off or anything?".

There is also footage of officers handcuffing the two brothers - who have admitted to their role in the staged attack - on the tarmac at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when they returned on a flight to Chicago from Nigeria, and putting them in police cars for a trip to a city police station where they were detained.

While Smollett faces a possible second round of charges in the appointment of a new prosecutor, his career has also taken a hit due to the fallout from the investigation.

"Yeah", Smollett responds. "I do".

Chicago police had accused the actor of orchestrating the attack with the help of two brothers whom he knew.

Gatson adds that he's emotional because the attackers put a noose around his neck.

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The huge collection of evidence includes police reports, videos, and photos.

Smollett claimed that he was jumped by the two men as he left a branch of Subway in the early hours of January 29, 2019.

Jussie Smollett has maintained his innocence. However, he walked free from custody on 26 March after all charges against him were dropped. That could open the door for Smollett to be charged again.

Recently, judge Michael Toomin decided on Friday, June 21 that a special prosecutor will be appointed to look into prosecutor Kim Foxx's handling of the case.

In April, Jussie Smollett's legal team was sued for defamation by the Osundairo brothers - who said their reputations were damaged by the incident.

Smollett was later indicted by a grand jury on 16 counts of disorderly conduct for filing a police report.

Smollett's lawyers - Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian - described the lawsuit as "comical" and "ridiculous".