Geoffrey Owens Lands Role With Tyler Perry After Job-Shaming Incident

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A woman took it upon herself to take photos of Geoffrey Owens minding his own business while working at Trader Joe’s. She gave the photos to media outlets for publication which led to him being job shamed. He ended leaving that job due to the unwanted attention.

After the publication of the photos, many jumped to The Cosby Show actor’s defense, including Tyler Perry. The mogul offered Geoffrey a job via Twitter saying, “#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!! I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist.”

It has now been made official. He has signed on for a recurring role on The Have and The Have Nots and will appear in 10 episodes, reports TMZ.

The show films in Atlanta and the actor will join the rest of the cast next week.

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