Jussie Smollett may still be treading on uncertain ground in the wake of the legal fiasco surrounding his alleged attack, but he just received a major endorsement from his ‘Empire’ cast-mates.
As widely reported, the 36-year-old went from victim to suspect after reporting a January beatdown – one he insists was rooted in racism and homophobia.
An outpouring of support turned to question marks when Chicago PD eventually hit the actor with a 16 count indictment, rooted in the belief that he fabricated the entire incident.
Last month saw the case collapse, but word is that Smollett’s future on ‘Empire’ is anything but certain.
Now, on the evening his last episode of the current season airs, a letter of support co-signed by the likes of Taraji P. Henson and Terrance Howard has surfaced.
Addressed to the bosses of the hit show, its impetus is clear – they want Jussie to stay on.
Their words below…