Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Empire' Star Terrence Howard Supports Smollett with Post

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Empire' Star Terrence Howard Supports Smollett with Post

Article excerpt

'Empire' actor offers support

to Smollett in Instagram post

Actor Terrence Howard, who plays the father of Jussie Smollett's character on "Empire," has offered support for his fellow cast member amid allegations that Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself.

Howard, who plays a music mogul on the Fox television series, posted on Instagram a video of Smollett holding a giggling baby boy with the message: "All your lil homies got you... We love the hell outta you."

The post on Saturday came a day after "Empire" producers announced that Smollett's character would be removed from the final two episodes of the season.

Smollett was charged last week with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. …

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