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The Cast of Empire Joins Forces to Call for Jussie Smollett's Return


Original Source: HuffPost


“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 staged a hate crime against himself.


On Wednesday, Deadline obtained and published a letter from two of Smollett’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.


“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,'” the group wrote.


Fox declined to comment

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