Surprised? Jussie Smollett Axed from Fox 5 Hit TV Series Empire!

Jussie Smollett

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According to reports, Fox 5’s hit TV series Empire says goodbye to Jussie Smollett.


This suspension comes shortly after Smollet’s arrest on Thursday morning on a class 4-felony charge for filing a false police report with the Chicago police department.


As the season 5-finale is around the corner, there are still no details explaining Jussie’s aka Jamal’s absence in the last two episodes.


An announcement made by Empire EPs, Lee Daniels and Danny Strong states: 


“While these allegation are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. 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.”