FOX, the home network hit show ‘Empire,’ has hailed the outcome of Jussie Smollett‘s legal battle.
As reported, all 16 charges against the star were dropped and he will not face jail time following claims he fabricated the assault he said he endured.
Their words below…
In a statement issued via the ‘Empire’ Instagram page, 20th Century Fox said:
The brass at FOX and ‘Empire’ supported Smollett and refused to bow to pressure from critics who urged them to give him the boot once news of his assault scandal broke.
It’s notable that his omission from the final two episodes of the show’s current season was billed as necessary to avoid on-set disturbance; it was not touted as an outright axe from the show.
Their remark gives fans good reason to believe that he will return to the series for its next season. Stay tuned for more on that.