Fox Confirms Jussie Smollett Is Not Being Written Off 'Empire'

Fox Confirms Jussie Smollett Is Not Being Written Off 'Empire'

Moments ago, Fox released a statement continuing their support of Jussie Smollett amid reports that he’s being written out of Empire due to the controversy surrounding his hate crime case.

Jussie Smollett continues to be a consummate professional on set and as we have previously stated, he is not being written out of the show,” 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Entertainment said in a statement (via Deadline).

If you don’t know, police allegedly believe Jussie paid two brothers to stage the attack. Nothing has been confirmed. Jussie could face up to three years in prison if it’s found this was a hoax.

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  • Al Holmes

    3 years in prison for Chicago charges. 30 years for Federal felonies – Domestic Terrorism with chemical agent, USPS, etc.

    He’s written himself off the show. Fox may have him in the background shots during prison visitation, though ;-)

  • mahbelle

    just watch. his defense attorneys with come up with some crackpot plea and nothing will happen to jussie. and you and i know why.

  • sheigh

    What the hell in America! Harvey Weinstein is living la vida loca and Jussie Smollett could face up 3 years in prison for his so called own staged attack with no evidence and why the 2 nigerian brothers are no more in charge ? Guess ?Guess? Guess ? Damn!

  • KS_in_TP

    This sounds like Smollett’s lawyer got to the show’s producers/FOX.

  • KS_in_TP

    Don’t blame the justice system. Blame Weinstein’s DOZENS of victims who waited 20, 25 years to come forward — after it was too late.

  • Curt Noydb

    Black Privelge

  • sheigh

    Yes I blame the justice system, why can’t I ? Not foolproof, we saw so many files!
    When a pig like Weinstein is also an octopus who has so many connexions, I think victims didn’t wait so long, they just waited the good sign and good moment because rape in mind and body is a violent trauma.