Jussie Smollett Dropped From Rest Of ‘Empire’ Season Following Arrest

Published: Friday 22nd Feb 2019 by Sam

In breaking news, producers for FOX hit ‘Empire’ have announced that they are slashing Jussie Smollett‘s character Jamal out of the remainder of the current season.

This, following the star’s arrest for allegedly filing a false police report over a hate attack that prosecutors assert was staged by Smollett himself.

Peep the statement below…

“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.”

Despite Smollett heading straight from court to the set of the FOX show yesterday, multiple reports claimed show-runners have been working overtime on re-writes to reduce his scenes in light of the drama.

Now, in light of events, more drastic measures have been taken.

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  1. Fancy BISH February 22, 2019

    Karma ain’t thru witchu! #Jussievelli

  2. Clarkson February 22, 2019

    The FBI is still coming for you for posting that hate mail with white powder substance to your self.

  3. Netta February 22, 2019

    I think if u remove him completely than next season ratings will go down cause he is a important factor of the show

  4. Casual February 22, 2019

    Translation: Some of his castmates think he’s FOS, and it’s too awkward to have them shooting scenes together.

  5. Honeybooboo February 22, 2019

    They will kill off Jamal due to his stds in the show.

  6. Babyhuncho February 22, 2019

    If this one little incident made you not a fan of Jussie I am glad he did what he Did what he did SMH some people are pathetic ForeverJUSSIE❤️️

    • Dc February 23, 2019

      One little incident ok lol

  7. Tino February 22, 2019

    Always thought his acting was over the top and horrible anyway.

    • thanosoftitan February 22, 2019

      I agree. He has always been one of my least favorite characters out of the main cast.

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