Jussie Smollett Removed From 'Empire' Episodes Following His Arrest

Jussie Smollett Removed From 'Empire' Episodes Following His Arrest

Jussie Smollett is being removed from the final episodes of Season 5 of Empire following his arrest for filing a false police report, Fox confirmed in a statement on Friday (February 22).

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us. Jussie has been an important member of our Empire family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations 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,” said the shows executives.

Jussie had previously returned to the set of his Fox series within hours of being released from custody on Thursday (February 21), where he reportedly addressed the cast and crew on set and maintained his innocence. See what he allegedly said.

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  • mahbelle

    FINALLY they get rid of this piece of shit.