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Lee Daniels Says Jussie Smollett Case Has Caused ‘Pain And Anger And Sadness’

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Lee Daniels Says Jussie Smollett Case Has Caused ‘Pain And Anger And Sadness’

Empire co-creator Lee Daniels finally shares some thoughts about that the Jussie Smollett case and the future of the show.


It’s been a long two months for actor Jussie Smollet and the co-creator of Fox’s hit tv show Empire following the allegations set against Smollett.

On Wednesday, Daniel’s took to his Instagram page in what seemed to be good spirits to share his feelings on the whole situation.

Related: Jussie Smollett Enters Not Guilty Plea To Disorderly Conduct Charges

“These past couple of weeks have been a freakin’ rollercoaster,” Daniels said. “We have, me and my cast have experienced pain and anger and sadness and frustration and really don’t know how to deal with it.”

Although he does not directly mention Smollett in the video, it is clear that this is who the message is relating to. If you recall, back in February, reports rang in that Smollett was attacked on the streets of Chicago.

A few days later, the case flipped and the eyes were on him as there were allegations that Smollett fabricated the whole attack using two brothers that he had prior contact with.

Related: Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16 Felony Counts By Grand Jury

Smollett was arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. Just two days after that, Empire executives Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Francie Calfo, Sanaa Hamri, Brian Grazer, and Dennis Hammer released a joint statement. Their statement shed light on the future of Smollett’s character Jamal saying that he would be removed from the final two episodes of Season 5.

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