Fox has just announced they will be removing the character of Jamal, played by Jussie Smollett on Empire, from the final two episodes of the season.
The statement says:
“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.”
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW OF SMOLLETT LEAVING THE COURTHOUSE AFTER HEARING YESTERDAY: