Netflix's "The White Tiger" is performing well on the service.
The actor said he plans to focus on "bringing truths to the world" instead.
"He is kind. He is compassionate. He is honest and above all he is filled with integrity," Smollett's cast members wrote in a letter to network executives.
"We love the hell outta you,” Howard said, sparking the ire of some fans.
Smollett has been released from the hospital after he reported what police said may be a "racially-charged assault."
She said the allegations were "completely outrageous, malicious, reckless, and false."
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