- Feb 23, 2019
Jussie Smollett will not appear in the final two episodes of Empire, the shows executive producers have said. In a statement, they said the past few weeks had been "incredibly emotional" for the team.
They called the allegations that Mr Smollett had falsely claimed he was the victim of a hate crime "disturbing".
The 36-year-old African-American actor is accused of filing a fake police report claiming he was the victim of a homophobic and racist assault.