Lee Daniels Confirms Jussie Will Not Return To ‘Empire’
While it was speculated that Jussie Smollett would not return to FOX’s ‘Empire,’ the show’s creator and produce Lee Daniels confirmed Tuesday (June 4) the rumors were true.
Subsequent to reports that the show’s writing staff was breaking ideas for the sixth and final season, some expected Smollett would return; however, Daniels tells Variety, “Jussie will NOT be returning to ‘Empire.'”
Furthermore, Daniels’ statement is the first public acknowledgement that the star won’t return following Smollett’s very public hate crime attack incident.
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