Eric Rose Quoted in Associated Press Article Discussing the Jussie Smollett case

Englander Knabe & Allen partner Eric Rose, (Head of the crisis, reputation and litigations communications practice) was recently quoted in an Associated Press article titled “Jussie Smollett’s career could struggle to get back on track.” In the article, Rose discusses the Enormous backlash has emerged since Chicago prosecutors announced that they were dropping 16 felony counts that accused the “Empire” actor of falsely reporting to police that he was assaulted by two men in downtown Chicago.

Rose is quoted as saying: “My gut tells me that the public does not believe that he is innocent. They believe there was some sort of favoritism. That he cut a deal because of his wealth and power. It’s not good for him.”  Rose said he doesn’t think Smollett is innocent and the actor needs to “come clean” if he wants any chance to restore his image. “Smollett can continue to have roles in Hollywood and act and perform and be well accepted as soon as he takes responsibility.”