Disgraced former actor Jussie Smollett is the focus on an upcoming docuseries, titled “Jussie Smollett: Anatomy of a Hoax,” which will drop this month on the Fox Nation channel.
The five part series details the events that led up to Smollett’s call to police about being attacked on the streets of Chicago in January 2019 that later turned out to be a hoax, Deadline magazine reported.
The series is being billed as providing exclusive interviews with brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, who have yet to speak to the media about their part in Smollett’s elaborate plan to perpetrate the hate crime hoax, the outlet noted.
“Describes the intrigue and drama that caused a celebrity to become despised, shocked Chicago and beyond, and left a path of destroyed reputations and careers,” a description about the docuseires reads on IMDb.
“The Osundairo brothers will provide all the details related to the false crime,” it added.
“‘Anatomy of a Hoax’ takes a deep dive into a scam that reverberated through the worlds of entertainment, pop culture and politics,” John Finley, the streaming platform’s executive vice president, shared.
“We’re excited for viewers to hear the real stories behind this scandal from the Osundairo brothers for the very first time,” he added.
In January 2019, Smollett told police that he was attacked by two men in Chicago at 2 a.m. who he claimed made racist and homophobic slurs, wrapped a rope around his neck, poured an “unknown substance” on him, and yelled that this is “MAGA country,” The Daily Wire previously reported. The two men he claimed attacked him were the Osundairo brothers.
The disgraced actor was later convicted on five felony counts, which included lying to Chicago PD. In December 2021, he was sentenced to 150 days in jail, followed by 30 months probation. He was also ordered to pay $120,000 in restitution and $25,000 in fines, as previously reported. He was released from jail in March 2022, pending appeal.
Throughout the entire ordeal and after, Smollett has maintained his innocence, going so far as to say that if he “had done this,” he’d “be a piece of s***,” as previously reported.
“Anatomy of A Hoax” hits Fox Nation on March 13.