"We have sat back and watched lie after lie being fabricated about us in the media only so one big lie can continue to have a life", they reportedly said in their statement.
Another lawyer read a statement provided by the Osundairos, in which they write that they have read "lie after lie about them".
The two brothers who Chicago police claim helped the actor stage his alleged attack are seeking legal action against Smollett's legal team. "It is a sad time and we are slowly healing", Empire creator Lee Daniels told Extra on Tuesday, almost one month after charges against the actor were dropped after he allegedly staged a hate crime.
While his agency didn't mention the Smollett case as the reason they dropped him, the celebrity news website says the agency claims it couldn't provide him the "opportunities he desired".
Jussie's brother JoJo argues that his brother was convicted in the court of public opinion first.
The officers' attorney, James McKay, said the photo of Foxx and Brown together is a problem, regardless of whether she knew about his case.
CBS 2 legal analyst Irv Miller said "I think she did learn a lesson".
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Smollett told police that he'd been attacked by two masked men early on January 29 and described the attack as a hate crime.
A lawyer for Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of the brothers.
ABC 7 Chicago's Rob Elgas reported late Tuesday that he had received a 13-page response by attorney Mark Geragos and his firm.
News of the recusal came Tuesday morning, days after Chicago police officers filed a motion asking for her to be removed from the prosecution of Brown, a community activist accused of punching and kicking several officers a year ago.
Prosecutors have said Smollett and Abel Osundairo, 25, became friends in 2017 and that Abel Osundairo was a stand-in for a character on "Empire". Ola Osundairo also appeared as an extra on the show, prosecutors said.
They accused the lawyers of making false public statements about them, causing damage to them emotionally and economically.
According to police, the Osundairo brothers said Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack, but Smollett said he paid them because they were his trainers. They contend in their suit that Smollett took advantage of the their aspirations to have TV and movie careers.
The lawsuit noted that numerous defamatory statements by Smollett's attorneys were made after the charges against Smollett had been dropped and therefore served no "legal function". Smollett, the source adds, believes that his story never changed and he just wants to put this whole situation behind him.