1. SOUNDBITE (English) Regina Hall, actress, on support for actor-singer Jussie Smollett:
"I had met Jussie. I didn't know him well but I've met him and he's really a great guy and it just -- that was terrible. I mean there are not a lot of words that are needed when something like that happens to someone and it's really unfortunate to think that in 2019 you know we have, you know, incidents of such hate taking place -- for whatever reason, you know I mean, for whatever reason. And hopefully he just knows he has so much love and so much support out there -- you know, wishing him well and sending him so much, so many great thoughts and so much positive energy. And I hope he really feels that because I I know everyone who posted, we all mean it, you know, in more than just a post. You know that was just a small way to say 'we stand -- you know -- not with you but we stand together.'"