Smollet says check to hoax brothers was for ‘training’ – here’s what the memo read

So despite everyone mocking Jussie Smollett for a whole day about the revelation that he paid for his race hoax with a check, it looks like that is not true, or at least there’s evidence against it.



From the Complex:

Jussie Smollett’s case has now taken another twist. The Chicago police superintendent claimed that Jussie paid a $3,500 check to his alleged accomplices Abel and Ola Osundairo to stage the attack. Now, there’s evidence that the check was simply payment to help the Empire actor get in shape.

The memo line reads “5 week Nutrition/Workout program Don’t Go,” according to documents obtained by TMZ. The check was written to Abel Osundairo on Jan. 23, six days before the attack. Sources say that there are several text messages between Smollett and Abel to prepare the entertainer for the video to his song “Don’t Go.”

This is also not the first time Smollett has tapped Abel for training sessions. The documents include screenshots of Osundairo and Smollett’s Venmo interactions detailing at least one time where Jussie paid Abel $100 for a session in September 2018.

OK, I mean even if you want to say that the check was *actually* for the hoax and he was trying to misled with the memo, we have to go by actual evidence, and this weakens the police’s case.

Then again, there’s SO MUCH evidence against him that he better have some damn good explanation for all of it. Which I doubt very much.

On the other hand…

LOL!! A Korean bird-tending podcast co-host said, “Try to dodge my fist and not drop your sub training.” Terrible people.

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lesterktm
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lesterktm

This just shows tax evasion. He was going to write off the money spent as “training”.

Hidyho
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Hidyho

He’d been paying $100 per training session, now he pays $3500? He figures he needs this much help to prep for a music number? COME ON!!

Hidyho
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Hidyho

Not sure about the new comment section?

kong1967
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kong1967

It doesn’t change anything because of all the other evidence. Additionally, the two others say he paid them to do it so it’s not necessarily proof that he didn’t. He’s not going to write “pretend to beat me up” and it could be a way of making it look legit.

Solely2Post
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Solely2Post

Anyone read the Complex’s Twitter page? *smh* There are some serious drones there. There are some people there who actually believe that this memo means that CPD must be corrupt and we aren’t getting the full story and/or Jussie must be innocent.

The Stupid … it burns.

Renny
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Renny

‘People’ still believe that OJ is innocent.

Solely2Post
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Solely2Post

Uh-huh … *smh*

People, this is Exhibit A of “Grasping At Straws” … oh, wait! That might be illegal in California.

tjohns16
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tjohns16

Maybe Jussie can get the pathetic John Roberts to hear his case. Last week John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh voted with liberals Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Breyer to overturn the death penalty of a convicted murderer in Texas. These two pathetic men are owned by the left. Professional politician Republicans wanted squishes with no paper trails for justices trying to lessen the fight. A complete disaster.

Mike Bittner
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Mike Bittner

He spent $100 before for a training session but now he writes a check for $3500 6 days before the “attack” and the two idiots he wrote the check too just so happened to be walking around at 2am in -35 degree weather on the night in question?

Hidyho
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Hidyho

The co-inkydinks are just not believable. Heck, getting home w/ your sammich intact alone after such an ‘attack’ is really stretching it.

spacecoast
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spacecoast

Lets see what the prior legitimate training checks said…and their amount. Bet there is a difference.

OKJames
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OKJames

The check “memo” space is the source of some of the most creative literature in the English language. I know, I’ve done it several times to cover for something else.

Rutgers45
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Rutgers45

So if he was trying to cover his tracks a bit early on by texting that the money was for “training”, then why didn’t he buy a burner phone, he has to know what that is since that is common in the field he was in. He messed up every step of the way like it was one of those old Roadrunner cartoons, all that was missing was the 10 ton ACME bell landing on him as he left the courthouse the other day.

crc2011
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crc2011

Is this the first time you had these training sessions? You have known the brothers for some time, if you can show past practice then you win.

JoeinClemmons
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JoeinClemmons

The check memo does not “weaken the police case”, it strengthens it because it is so obviously a ploy. Anyone can write anything they want on a check memo. So Smollett decided to try to cover himself by saying that the money was for training. That proves nothing. Here is how the memo actually strengthens to police case….Past checks show that Smollett paid $100 for a training session. With this check, he was supposedly paying $3500 for 3 weeks of training. Unless he was going to have training session morning, noon and night, the amount paid does not jibe. It proves that the $3500 was being paid for something other than training. This guy is dumber than dirt but at least he still has his charming personality…lol.

azcatsclaw
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azcatsclaw

Training sessions would be a write off considering the line of work Smollett does. This note on the memo line makes everything look legit and tax deductible to boot!

GNBYGM
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GNBYGM

“ this weakens the police’s case.” No it doesn’t. Did anyone expect the memo to read “for fake beat down/this is maga country”? Why would the brothers lie? They still found the magazine with cut out words in one of their apartments. They have a receipt for the rope that was used as the fake noose and also have evidence of them purchasing the red hats. This is rich criminal 101. Put out a bunch of misinformation to cast doubt on the police investigation.

philliesthoughts
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philliesthoughts

Yep, i agree that Smollett isn’t completely dumb. When Charles Barkley and Shaq were making fun of Smollett they showed a fake check that had “For thug supplies” written in the memo line, lol! They were making fun but they too recognized that Smollett would try and cover his tracks and not be overly obvious.

R Kendall
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R Kendall

A friend of ours said there’s no legal requirement pertaining to the memo line. He used to write something like “stolen diamonds” as a joke. So I don’t take a memo line as proof of anything, especially if the brothers’ story is credible to the police.

AT
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AT

Am… am I your friend? Because I do that kind of thing all the time (though, I usually go with Conflict Diamonds, not Stolen Diamonds.)

I also like doing needlessly convoluted stuff. Like, “For the electricity that comes to my house through the power lines as measured by the meter by the man in uniform shorts.”

Shit like that is the only thing that makes paying bills bearable.

misterlogic0013
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misterlogic0013

Positive the judge is not happy .. keep it up media. Old saying don’t do the crime if ya can’t do the time.

TJK  ✓
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TJK ✓

Ouch.
3 minutes just to load this page.
Won’t load OAC fuming thread.

Normal usage firefox android.

Tried chrome…on AOC fuming…could not read anything, ads covered page.

mathewsjw
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mathewsjw

$100 per session jumps to $3,500 for 5 sessions at $700 per session, ya go with that

DemocratsRFubar
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DemocratsRFubar

Do not buy it. Show me receipts, cancelled other checks.

Dr. Professional
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Dr. Professional

35 sessions (at $100 each) to train for one video? Hmmm.

You could get 700 Five-dollar-footlongs for that much money . . .

JJTX
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JJTX

If a guy pays a prostitute for sex, and instead puts in the NOTE SECTION that its for YOGA training does that make it different?

Renny
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Renny

Oh man, just give it up already.

Dorwin Dow
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Dorwin Dow

Will forensics show that the words “for mugging” was first erased before the new memo?

Ringoslade
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Ringoslade

Maybe he was planning to use that $3500 as a deduction on his taxes, so he put the memo on the check.

Dramamama54
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Dramamama54

Right and I have ocean front property to sell you in Ohio!

BoscoBolt
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BoscoBolt

I would not consider the check memo to be evidence “against” anything. The fact that Smollett wrote the brothers a check, and the brothers say that this check was payment for the attack and/or “practice” for the attack is strong evidence – the check memo is not, because obviously, he was trying to cover his tracks.

NewWest 123
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NewWest 123

I’m telling you, this creep walks!

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

He embarrassed CPD, I doubt it.

NewWest 123
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NewWest 123

Unfortunately the Chief is at the hands of The Mayor and from there…..and so on..It’s the cops they want gone. They want them Nationalized ( get in line)…

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

The Rahmfather isn’t happy about it either, he’s a fellow homo.

Hidyho
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Hidyho

Oh I think he will too. Sadly.

spacecoast
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spacecoast

All it takes are a few blacks on the jury that are racist.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Many black folks aren’t overly fond of queers.

spacecoast
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spacecoast

Let me correct my comment….all it will take is one jurist that doesn’t believe in the rule of law….and in Chicago that won’t be too hard to find.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

It’s Chicago. If they want a conviction badly enough, I think that they’ll get it.

Watchman74
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Watchman74

Maybe, but his reputation is ruined.

NewWest 123
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NewWest 123

I doubt it….CNN or someone will hire him…

DDP(WWE HOF 2017)
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DDP(WWE HOF 2017)

Smollett won’t/should work again after this, I’d hope his career is DOA BUT he is a homosexual black democrat so I’m not gonna hold my breath…….

Abe Lincoln
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Abe Lincoln

$3,500 for training!? How much per session and for how many sessions? Doesn’t make sense.

DDP(WWE HOF 2017)
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DDP(WWE HOF 2017)

AND you get free bleach, and rope!
What a deal!

Steve Hanson
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Steve Hanson

lol how stupid are people to believe this?
As if he writes a check that writes “hoax crime”
He obviously would write something like “Fitness training” or “personal training”.
Sad how people swallow all this b.s. and don’t see what’s going on here. No one even making the connection between Harris and the State Attorney who recused..

wmlady
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wmlady

The memo is hearsay. Therefore, it doesn’t do anything to weaken the prosecution’s case.

D Guest
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D Guest

Even the check itself is not vital to the case. We have the video of them buying the materials, and the fact they have a prior friendly relationship with him. Clearly not the unknown “MAGA” people. I’m sure CPD has much more besides.

Agesileos
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Agesileos

Right, because he’s going to write “for the hoax” where it says memo.

Puh-lease.

JoeinClemmons
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JoeinClemmons

good one

12345mk
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12345mk

I find it interesting that he would pay $100 for one round of training, and then $3500 for another training.

DemocratsRFubar
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DemocratsRFubar

Heh, prices are on the rise for “special” training.

sjmom
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sjmom

The bottom line here is Smollett committed a hate crime against Trump supporters and white people and should be charged as such.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Are honkies even eligible for hate crime status, with all of their white privilege and everything?

sjmom
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sjmom

Should be.

12345mk
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12345mk
Are honkies even eligible for hate crime status?

No, they are not. That’s why CBS photoshopped George Zimmerman back in the day into a white guy instead of leaving him looking all hispanic and such.

Not saying Zimmerman was a good guy. But CBS are perennial scumbags.

Kathleen
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Kathleen

I’m certain the police weren’t using the memo line as proof of anything.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Nah.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Whew! He’s innocent after all. Maybe he can get OJ to help him find the real perps, those MAGA hatter, racist homophobes!!!

BOPOS
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BOPOS

He’s a liar, so who would believe his memo line. It’s the same as “business” expense

EWizzyE ✓JDSon
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EWizzyE ✓JDSon

The Money was for MMA Sub Sword Combat. >.<

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

I’m not sure how to interpret that.

ryanomaniac
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ryanomaniac

Jousting, eh?

PBizzel
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PBizzel

Touche Soops…Touche

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