(PHOTO CREDIT: DailyMail.com) Defendant Jussie Smollett, in court. Alex Kuczynski is reporting exclusively on Fox News Insider that in addition to appearing on ‘Empire,’ Smollett went to a Toronto premiere for his latest film which was filmed in the city over the past year. This is perhaps Smollett’s last event before his next court date, but does he want to rally fans to get behind him or show he can be forgiven for his lapse of judgment?Fox News Contributor Lanny Davis defended Smollett on Fox News on Saturday morning stating “Any African-American in this room would be able to support Jussie Smollett. This man is tough and one of a kind.”Smollett will reportedly appear in a motion on September 26 in court on the alleged crimes of filing a false police report and disorderly conduct. One thing that’s certainly clear is his detractors haven’t lost support for the actor and the impact he’s had on the African-American community. Davis commented “I’ve got to tell you people are really ticked. And the reason is he grew up in these communities. He went to public schools. So he’s one of us. I was kind of disappointed that he decided to do what he did. It was the lowest of the low. But he’s not just the NAACP, he’s a guy that works with the Harlem Youth Symphony Orchestra. The school was showing his movie. They had their fundraising dinner for it. I went to the event and so, I understand the anger. It’s easy to say that, but when you see how hard these kids work, how hard he works, what other things he’s done, it’s sad that he chose to do something that puts him in such a negative light.”
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