This rumour were sparked after a scene at the Human Rights Campaign 2016 Los Angeles Gala Dinner. The cast of Empire were being honoured and actor Jussie Smollett walked over to producer Lee Daniels, and kissed him on the mouth. Both are known to be openly gay.
Gossip Cop was however exclusively told by one of the stars on the show that the report was untrue, ”creator Lee Daniels is NOT dating Jussie Smollett, it’s completely ridiculous”.
First off, the show “Empire” was honoured at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner Gala because of how it handles issues relating to LGBT equality. And simply because Smollett congratulated the show’s creator with a kiss before Daniels’ acceptance speech at the dinner does not mean the two men are “dating.”
Moreover, Daniels brought his longtime partner, Jahil Fisher, to the Human Rights Campaign Dinner Gala and publicly addressed him with great affection during his speech.
Gossip Cop checked with a source close to Daniels, and were exclusively told this claim was totally ridiculous.
Sources: MTO, Gossip Cop