While taking the stand in his ongoing criminal trial, the actor testified he had a relationship with the brother of one of the men he says launched a homophobic, racist attack against him.
"I love my brother and I believe my brother,” she said.
Daniels and Danny Strong are hopeful that they might see their vision for the series play out one day.
The series was renewed for a sixth and final season earlier this year, but Smollett's involvement was initially unclear.
A Cook County judge said Smollett's case was handled with “unprecedented irregularities.”
Daniels also believes that the scandal played a "major" part in "Empire" being canceled.
Recently unsealed documents included phone records that allegedly detailed Smollett discussing drug transactions and the attack with the brothers.
Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox issued a joint statement, calling the decision for Smollett not to return “mutual.”
"He is kind. He is compassionate. He is honest and above all he is filled with integrity," wrote Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Gabourey Sidibe and other cast members.
Chaka Khan will even be lending her legendary vocals to extend best wishes to the happy couple on tonight's historic episode.
The Osundairo brothers cry foul for alleged media smearing, and now they're seeking more than $75,000.
JoJo Smollett defended his brother's character in an essay.
The "Empire" actor called Love and told her he’d share his side of the story soon.
City officials have been vocal since charges were dropped against Smollett, with the city's mayor calling it "a whitewash of justice."
The “Empire” actor's 16 charges were suddenly dropped in a case that had caught national attention.
Charges against Smollett were dropped Tuesday morning after months of speculation over who attacked the actor in January.