Hollywood actor and singer Jussie Smollet would not be returning for Empire’s final season.
This was made known by Charlie Collier the CEO for Fox.
He made this known during Fox’s television critics association tour yesterday ,7th August 2019.
”in a case like this, you try to get all the information and make a good decision,” Collier explained.
typically it’s about gathering right info and making sure we’re making the right decisions.”
Smollet who played Jamal Lyon in Empire since its debut in 2015 was indicted back in march with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report claiming two Nigerian brothers, Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo attacked him in an alleged homophobic and racist hate crime.
It was also discovered that Smollet allegedly paid the brothers $3,500 to carry out the crime.
Police superintendent Eddie Johnson revealed that Jussie Smollet did this as a publicity stunt in order to boost his career.
The charges against him were suddenly dropped at the end of March after he pleaded not guilty to the allegations.
He was ordered by the City of Chicago to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of working the case.
Jussie Smollet still maintains his innocence.