Jussie Smollett Dropped From Empire TV Show, Actors Reacts At Oscars Red Carpet

Following the controversial claims of Empire Star actor Jussie Smollett who was reportedly in the news with claims of being beaten up, the actor stands a chance of going to jail after being dropped from the show concluding seasons.

A statement jointly released Friday by the executive producers of the show, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Gazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer confirmed the decision to remove the role.

Hollywood actors react at the Oscars red carpet

The executive producers of the show said the decision was to prevent further disruption on set.

“While these allegations are very disturbing, we’re placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out,” a part of the statement read.

“We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of “Jamal” from the final two episodes of the season.”

The Empire show is presently in its fifth season.

Jussie Smollett turned himself over to the police after allegedly lying that he was attacked by two persons hurling homophobic and racial slurs.

Police are claiming the actor staged the attack due to dissatisfaction with his pay.


— Empire (@EmpireFOX) February 22, 2019


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