In testimony Monday in his criminal trial, former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett revealed he had a sexual relationship with one of the two brothers who accused him of staging an anti-gay and racist attack on himself to gain sympathetic media coverage.

Smollett, 39, took the stand in his own defense at a Chicago court as he faces six counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report in 2019. During the session, he described how his accuser, Abimbola Osundairo, helped him get drugs, including cocaine, at a Chicago bathhouse.

“We were in a club, you go to the bathroom, go to a stall, do a bump, do a bump and then just kind of keep going in and then we went to the bathhouse,” Smollett said, adding that they "did more drugs” and “made out."

Smollett added that Bola snuck out with him at a female strip club and they both went to a private room where they "made out a little bit” and “masturbated together."

"He kind of creeped me out," Smollett told jurors. "Every time we were around him, he didn't speak to me. Every time we needed to leave, he made it seem like we needed to sneak off."

Smollett also met with Osundairo's older brother, Olabinjo, but said he didn't trust him.

Last week, Bola Osundairo denied they had a sexual relationship with Smollett and said he "didn't know" there was even any sexual tension.

Smollett, who is Black and openly gay, drew attention in January 2019 when he claimed he was assaulted by two masked men who hurled racist and homophobic slurs. Smollett also said his attackers poured what he believed was bleach over him and put a noose around his neck.

His defense attorneys have said he was a real victim and have suggested during the trial that homophobia may have been a motive in the attack, CNN noted.

The Osundairo brothers say Smollett hired them to stage an attack for $3,500.

If convicted, Smollett could face up to three years in prison. He could also face either probation or community service.


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