A gay actor has told how one of the two Nigerian brothers at the center of the Jussie Smollett scandal hurled homophobic abuse at him during a heated exchange on the set of the hit show Empire.
Alex McDaniel claims Abel Osundairo used offensive words about gay men with witnesses claiming Abel said he could never be friends with a ‘f****t’, stating, ‘hell no, f**k that’.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, McDaniel said he took offense at the comments and confronted Abel which led to an altercation.
The incident happened while filming scenes for season two of Empire at Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago in July of 2015.
Abel, 25, and his brother Ola, 27, allegedly attacked Empire star Smollett on January 29, threw bleach on him, tied a noose around his neck and yelled ‘f****t’, ‘n****r’ and ‘This is MAGA country!’
However, after three weeks of investigation, Chicago police publicly announced that they believed Smollett paid the brothers to stage a fake attack because he was upset with his salary on Empire.
Smollett, 36, was arrested last week and charged with filing a false police report of a hate crime.
Now claims surrounding the alleged homophobic attitude of the Nigerian pair casts further intrigue on the case.
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Source: Daily Mail