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Terrence Howard took to social media to support and defended his on-screen son, Jussie Smollett.

He is the first star of “Empire” to speak out after Jussie was accused of staging his attack and charged with filing a false police report.

Terrence posted an old video of Jussie with his son along with the caption:

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

See the post below.

When a fan questioned how he could support a “lying felon,” Terrence responded:

The Jussie that I know could never even conceive of something so unconscious and ugly.

His innocence or judgment is not for any of us to decide.

See the original exchange below.

Terrence Howard speaking out comes on the heels of reports that claim the “Empire” cast and crew want Jussie Smollett off of the show.

Jussie has been cut from the final two episodes of the season.

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