Actor Terrence Howard popularly known as Lucious is supporting his television son, Jussie Smollett after being accused of staging his own hate crime attack.

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Terrence Posing

Lucious Lyon hitted back at a fan who called him out for supporting his TV son, Jamal Lyon on Instagram.

In a post on Instagram, Howard shared a video of a baby sitting on Smollett’s lap and breaking into fits of giggles when he tickles him.

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All your lil homies got you… We love the hell outta you ♥️.

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In one of the comments under the video, a fan criticized him for supporting Smollett. Howard fired back with a lengthy message defending his decision and telling the fan it wasn’t his/her job to judge.

Howard wrote:

Sorry you feel that way but that’s the only Jussie I know.The Jussie I know could never even conceive of something so unconscious and ugly. His innocence or judgment is not for any of us to decide. Stay in your lane and my lane is empathy and love and compassion for someone I’ve called my son for five years. It’s God’s job to judge and it’s ours to love and hope, especially for those that we claim to have loved

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Terrence and his empire family

Jussie appeared in court on Thursday, where he was ordered to pay a $10,000 bond and surrender his passport after being arrested on felony charges of filing a false police report and disorderly conduct.

According t Daily mail,authorities said Smollett was dissatisfied with his salary on the show and wanted publicity when he filed a police report saying two men attacked him and threw a noose around his neck on January 29 in Chicago.

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Jussie Smollet

He allegedly staged the attack by paying two Nigerian brothers $3,500 to target him.

Empire actor faked attack to grow career – police

The show’s main cast has not commented much since Smollett’s role in the attack. Executive producers of “Empire” Lee Daniels and Danny Strong said last week that they are waiting for the legal process to play out.

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Jussie at a talk show

Smollett has maintained that he did not make up the story, and he has reiterated to the “Empire” cast and crew he was innocent of the charge against him.



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