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Lee Daniels Speaks Out About Empires Cast’s ‘Pain And Anger’ After Jussie Smollett Scandal [Video]

Empire‘s fall is brutal. The second episode of Empire after the arrest of one of its stars, Jussie Smollett, was the lowest rated in the series’ history, According to Variety

The March 20 episode scored a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, and was watched by just under 4 million total viewers. Last week’s midseason premiere also struggled, with a 1.3 rating and 4.4 million viewers, which means the show dipped by 11% in the ratings and 10% in total viewership since last week.

Empire creator Lee Daniels took to Instagram to speak on the Jussie Smollett fallout: “Me and my cast have experienced pain, anger, sadness and frustration, and really don’t know how to deal with it.”

Take a look below.