(USATODAY) — The two brothers who say “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett paid them to stage his Jan. 29 assault announced Tuesday that they filed a federal defamation lawsuit against his legal team, including celebrity attorney Mark Geragos.

Lawyers for Abimbola “Bola” (also known as Abel) and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo held a a press conference in Chicago to announce they are suing Geragos and one of his partners, Tina Glandian.

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