Staffers at ABC’s Good Morning America are defending host Robin Roberts for the “bad optics” of her interview last week with Jussie Smollett in which the Empire star, who was arrested and charged Wednesday with filing a false police report, vehemently maintained he was telling the truth about last month’s purported assault in Chicago.
ABC beat out competitors to arrange the interview with Smollett and Roberts, two of the most prominent black LGBT people in media, which aired on the Feb. 14 episode of the morning show.
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“It was an interview everyone wanted,” said a GMA source.
In clips teased by the network to media around the country, Smollett said he was “pissed...