Lee Daniels On Jussie Smollett: ‘I’m Still Standing By Him Regardless Of The Outcome’
While stopping by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, famed director and producer of Empire and Star Lee Daniels talks his success and the future of the series featuring Jussie Smollett.
Since having all sixteen felony counts for filing a false police report dropped by Chicago prosecutors, Smollett’s team reportedly feared for his career’s future, but Daniels says he’s still on his side, regardless.
So, he told TBC hosts, “We’re in talks to figure out what we’re going to do with the show. It’s real, it’s traumatic. It has traumatized the show, the actors, it is very painful to talk about, even now. Regardless, I’m standing by him […] because regardless of the outcome, I can’t discard someone…It’s like discarding my son.”
In addition to Daniels believing he is innocent, Smollett and his brother continue to remain adamant about his innocence as well.
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