Ola and Abel Osundairo who claim Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage an attack on the actor outside his Streeterville apartment building last month say they are filled with regret.
According to CBS, the brothers spoke through their attorney, saying:
My clients have tremendous regret over their involvement in this situation, and they understand how it has impacted people across the nation, particularly minority communities and especially those who have been victims of hate crimes themselves.
Smollett was released from the Cook County Jail last week after posting bond. He is charged with a felony for filing a false police report.
Smollett will be back in court March 14.