Jussie Smollett ends social media blackout

Andrew Weber
June 11, 2019 - 10:55 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) —Embattled "Empire" star Jussie Smollett broke a social media blackout with a post on Instragram about the Tony Awards Sunday.

His post was his first since Jan. 28, the day before he claimed to have been victim to what turned out to be a hoax.

---- @octarell_again ---- So much #PRIDE

A post shared by @ jussiesmollett on

He posted a video of a speech that Tarrell Alvin McCraney, the writer of Tony-nominated play "Choir Boy" gave during the awards show.

Smollett added to the clip, “So much #PRIDE."

Smollett was arrested on Feb. 20 and charged with filing a false police report and disorderly conduct, but was then released on March 26, with all charges dropped.

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