Posted on March 15, 2022

Free Jussie Smollett, Says ‘Empire’ Castmate Taraji P. Henson

Bruce Haring, Deadline, March 13, 2022

Instagram is rapidly becoming the go-to source of Jussie Smollett defenders.

{snip} Smollett’s fellow Empire castmate Taraji P. Henson took to the service to plead for home confinement rather than jail for Smollett {snip}

She posted a stark black and white message with the hashtag #FreeJussie and a full-throated call for his release. {snip}

“I am not here to debate you on his innocence,” Henson wrote. “But we can agree that the punishment does not fit the crime. Emmett Till was brutally beat and ultimately murdered because of a lie, and none of the people involved with his demise spent one day in jail, even after Carolyn Bryant admitted that her claims were false.