Last month, Jussie Smollett hit the headlines anew when he the hoax attack case against him collapsed and rendered him a free man.
Still, it hasn’t quelled the flames of debate surrounding the actor’s claim of being targeted in the racist and homophobic beatdown.
The entire episode has cast his future on FOX’s ‘Empire’ into doubt.
Today, the show’s creator Lee Daniels stopped by The Breakfast Club (with rising writer Jordan E. Cooper) and was naturally quizzed on the Smollett and more.
His words await below…
In an interesting segment of the sit-down, Daniels says he’s standing by Smollett (who he likened to a son). Uniquely, though, when asked squarely about whether he believes his “son,” he offered a somewhat odd response:
Peep the full interview: