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EntertainmentEmpire Stars Taraji P Henson And Terrence Howard Call For Jussie Smollett's Return

13:35  25 april  2019
13:35  25 april  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Cook County prosecutors drop all charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett

Cook County prosecutors drop all charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett In a stunning reversal, Cook County prosecutors on Tuesday dropped all charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on disorderly conduct charges for allegedly staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime. “We believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case,” a prosecutor said in announcing the dismissal of all 16 counts. There had been no clue that prosecutors planned the about-face move before the announcement. A publicist for Smollett’s attorney was the first to notify the news media Tuesday morning, issuing an alert that did not elaborate on the nature of the emergency.

The chaos surrounding Jussie Smollett ’ s confusing attack is approaching its three-month anniversary, and still each week new headlines emerge. The actor’s former Empire co- stars , including Taraji P . Henson and Terrence Howard , are apparently urging executives to bring Smollett back for the next

Taraji P . Henson and Terrence Howard among names signed to message sent to Fox and the show’ s producers. Reid Nakamura | April 24, 2019 @ 12 “Together, as a united front, we stand with Jussie Smollett and ask that our co- star , brother and friend be brought back for our sixth season of ‘ Empire

Empire Stars Taraji P Henson And Terrence Howard Call For Jussie Smollett's Return © Reuters REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Embattled actor Jussie Smollett’s Empire cast mates have called for his return to the show, after he was cut from the end of its fifth season in light of allegations that he staged a hate crime against himself.

On Wednesday, Deadline obtained and published a letter from two of Jussie’s co-stars, Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, to numerous executives to bring Smollett back to the show.

The letter was sent to network leaders including Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier, Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment chair Dana Walden, and Danny Strong, the series’ co-creator.

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Embattled actor Jussie Smollett ’ s “ Empire ” cast mates called for his return to the show after he was cut from the end of its fifth season in light of allegations that he On Wednesday, Deadline obtained and published a letter from two of Smollett ’ s co- stars , Taraji P . Henson and Terrence Howard , to

Embattled actor Jussie Smollett ’ s Empire cast mates have called for his return to the show, after he was cut from the end of its fifth season in light of allegations that he staged a hate crime against himself. On Wednesday, Deadline obtained and published a letter from two of Jussie ’s co- stars , Taraji P

In their plea, which was also signed by cast mates Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe and Nicole Ari Parker, Jussie’s colleagues defended his personal and professional reputation:

Throughout Empire’s five seasons working with Jussie and watching how he has conducted himself throughout this traumatic event, we have come to know not just the character Jussie portrays, but also truly come to know Jussie’s personal character. He is kind. He is compassionate. He is honest and above all he is filled with integrity. He is also innocent and no longer subject to legal uncertainty with the criminal charges against him having been dropped. We are confident in his lawyer’s assurance that the case was dismissed because it would not have prevailed.

Jussie Smollett’s Future on ‘Empire’ Is in Doubt

Jussie Smollett’s Future on ‘Empire’ Is in Doubt Jussie Smollett is not returning to “Empire” — for now. Fox announced on Tuesday that it had renewed its hip-hop drama “Empire” for a sixth season, but the network said that there were “no plans” for Smollett’s character, Jamal, to return to the series in the fall. However, the network also announced that it also had negotiated an extension for Smollett’s option, which leaves the door open that his character, the gay musician son of the head of Empire Entertainment, could return at some point next season.

Jussie Smollett , Taraji P Henson , Terrence Howard , Trai Byers &a Yazz Empire Set Shenanigans - Продолжительность: 0:57 Jussie Smollett Fan 464 574 просмотра.

Taraji P Henson , Terrence Howard & Jussie Smollett leaving the Empire and Star Upfronts in. Danilo Long.

A representative of the show declined to comment on the actors’ appeal.

Empire Stars Taraji P Henson And Terrence Howard Call For Jussie Smollett's Return © Brad Barket via Getty Images Taraji P Henson and Jussie Smollett

In January, Jussi made headlines when he reported that two men targeted him in a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago, stringing a rope around his neck and dousing him with a chemical substance.

Following an investigation by Chicago police and the FBI, the actor was charged in February with filing a false report.

In March, Smollett was hit with 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct pertaining to the alleged hoax. He pleaded not guilty, and the charges were dropped later that month.

Empire Stars Taraji P Henson And Terrence Howard Call For Jussie Smollett's Return © Getty

Pushing for Empire to offer Smollett his old spot on the show for its sixth season, the actors said America’s “extreme political climate in our country has only made our system of justice and the court of public opinion more unjust”:

It is why now, more than ever, we must stand together as a family. A family is there for us in good times and bad. It can cut through the noise and confusion to understand that there is a person in the center of all this who deserves nothing more than to move forward with his life. We understand that this show is a business. And that business matters to us as well. We are confident our fans will welcome our “Jamal” back into the Empire family as enthusiastically as we will.

Empire to end after sixth season

Empire to end after sixth season Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard's TV drama Empire is to end after an upcoming sixth season. 

Taraji P . Henson , Terrence Howard , Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe, and Nicole Ari Parker penned a letter to Fox and Disney Studios calling for his return to the possible sixth season. “Together, as a united front, we stand with Jussie Smollett and ask that our co- star , brother and

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Jussie’s final appearance in season five of Empire aired on Wednesday night in the US.

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Empire Stars Taraji P Henson And Terrence Howard Call For Jussie Smollett's Return

Empire to end after sixth season.
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard's TV drama Empire is to end after an upcoming sixth season. 

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