Jussie Smollett scandal left 'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels feeling 'beyond embarrassed'

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"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels is "embarrassed" about the Jussie Smollett scandal. But he still wants to believe the actor: "I love him so much."
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Published on June 11, 2019 -  01:14
Jussie Smollett Makes First Social Media Post Since Alleged Hate Crime Hoax
Jussie Smollett Makes First Social Media Post in Months In his post, the actor shared a clip of screenwriter Tarrell Alvin McCraney at this year's Tony Awards. Along with the video, Smollett wrote, "So much #PRIDE.” In addition, he also disabled commenting by users on the platform. Before this post, Smollett's last one was on January 29. That was the same day he claimed to have been the victim of a hate crime in Chicago. Since then, he has faced major backlash for authorities claiming the attack was staged, Charges against him have been dropped, but he has since been cut from the series 'Empire.' The city has also filed a lawsuit against him over money it spent during the investigation into his original claim.

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