BREAKING: ‘Empire’ producers announce decision on Jussie Smollett following charges

BY TEAM DML / FEBRUARY 22, 2019 /

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Producers of the 20th Century Fox Television show “Empire” have decided to remove actor Jussie Smollett from the final two episodes of the latest season following the actor’s arrest on Thursday.

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us,” the executive producers of “Empire” said in a joint statement Friday.

The article goes on to state the following:

“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,” they said. “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.”

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6 Comments

  1. Vicki February 22nd, 2019 at 10:49 am

    It’s about time!

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  2. Angel February 22nd, 2019 at 11:55 am

    being removed from 2 episodes and being terminated are 2 entirely different things so what’s the hold up? terminate his ass

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  3. Penny Pieper February 22nd, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    It’s amazing he gets a slap on the hand andon possibly stay on his show Empire, Roseanne made a statement and they pulled her show off the air. They wonder why we’re all divided. It’s a lot of b*******.

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  4. Anne February 22nd, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Much as there is mounting ‘evidence’, that would suggest Jussie Smollett was/IS complicit in orchestrating a fake ‘hate’ crime against himself, it is right that his employers await the outcome of due legal process – SOMETHING JUSTICE KAVANAUGH WAS NOT AFFORDED BY HOLLYWEIRD AND THE DEMOCRATS ALIKE – before deciding his fate. I believe this story is much deeper and wider than the claim of Smollett wanting to boost his wage packet. It would appear that this proclaimed ‘modern day lynching’ is a politically driven exercise to promote the democrats’ agenda. How much of the truth will be covered up as Smollett becomes the fall guy?

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  5. Yvonne February 22nd, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Being stupid gets one in hot water: Jusse conspired, was caught and now sees where his ploys have led. His whole future tossed into the trash by himself. No pity and this subject matter is becoming tiresome.

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  6. Kelly Stuard-Will February 22nd, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    It’s very sad. Talk about people marinating in hatred. I read some of his tweets, which had a lot of nasty language for such a “nice guy.” The only thing that you can say is that he brought it on himself. In any case, the whole scheme was not very credible from the beginning. A high school drama student could do better.

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