A well-known Chicago bathhouse was reportedly frequented by Jussie Smollett and his alleged "attacker" Abel Osundairo.
An insider has disclosed to the New York Post: “They used to party together and he had a sexual relationship with [Abel]. They went to this affluent Chicago bathhouse multiple times and they had to show ID. It’s known as a bathhouse where a lot of affluent black gay men hang out. There should be a record [of their visits].”
The unnamed insider told the Post that records from the bathhouse could be subpoenaed in Smollett’s upcoming trial.
Abel and his brother, Ola, previously have denied allegations that they are gay and launched a since-dismissed lawsuit against Smollett's lawyers for insinuating that they had sexual relations with Smollett.
Smollett gained international notoriety for staging his own attack and claiming that he was the victim of Trump-supporting racists.
He was indicted in February on six counts of disorderly conduct related to the hoax.