Robin Roberts talks about interview with Jussie Smollett

Almost three weeks after Robin Roberts sat down with “Empire” star Jussie Smollett regarding his alleged hate crime, she’s opening up about how she approached the highly publicized sit-down. “I’ll be completely honest, I was like I don’t know if I want to do the interview or not,” she said during The Cut’s “How I Get It Done” event at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge on Monday.

“I said, ‘I don’t want to sit down with him if he’s going to lawyer up,’” the “Good Morning America” host- 58, recalled. “And then I was told, ‘He wants to speak with you,’ because he was outraged by people making assumptions about whether it had happened or not.” Roberts said she was promised she could challenge him on the “red flags” over the alleged racist and homophobic attack and that she’d get new information out of him.

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