Howard says he has the actor's back, but is there more to it than that?

The nation is thoroughly disturbed as we all try to figure out if Jussie Smollett really got himself attacked last month.

For the most part you either hate or love Charles Barkley. This week he got in a lot of people’s good graces with a great roast of the gay Tupac.

Jussie Smollett is enduring heavy amounts of scrutiny as the case involving his alleged racist and homophobic attack continues to reveal new details. According to sources, the actor reached out to his Empire cast members and pleaded his innocence to them.

Damn Jussie! That is what Twitter is collectively saying after Chicago P.D. revealed today that the actor staged his own attack in hopes to secure a raise for his role on Empire and further his acting career.

Jussie Smollett and his ongoing ordeal regarding an alleged racist and homophobic assault is nearing a conclusion, although there are certainly more details to come. After being indicted by a grand jury in Chicago, the Empire actor turned himself into authorities and was arrested.

Well, this is going to be awkward. Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with faking his own assault by the Chicago PD.

Jussie Smollett has one final stand to make in his assault case towards Chicago police before the case will be heard before a grand jury. The Empire actor will have to convince authorities that the alleged racist and homophobic attack he suffered did indeed happen.

Jussie Smollett continues to maintain that the attack he suffered earlier this month truly happened and wasn’t some botched plan to create a moment. However, as police continue to investigate the matter, Smollett’s role is reportedly being reduced on Empire according to chatter on the set.

The details surrounding the alleged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett continue to further evolve (or devolve) into extreme messiness. According to sources in the Chicago PD, the authorities now have evidence that makes it seem like the Empire actor “orchestrated” the attack on himself.

A pair of Black men who worked as extras on the set of Empire were arrested Friday in connection to the attack on Jussie Smollett. Cast members say that brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo were actually friendly with Smollett and are pro-LGBTQ and anti-Trump.