‘Empire’ is officially coming back for sixth season at Fox, but Jussie Smollett is unlikely to reurn with it.
Nigerian Brothers Implicated, Then Cleared, In Jussie Smollett Case Sue Actor’s Legal Team For Defamation
The Nigerian Brothers accused of attacking actor Jussie Smollett, only to be cleared when prosecutors announced Smollett had orchestrated a hoax to advance his career, are suing his legal team for defamation.
Chicago police provided a six-night hotel stay and 24-hour security to two brothers who said they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him.
Jussie Smollett skipped out on the 2019 NAACP Image Awards dinner where his nominated category, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, was announced.
Pay Up: City Of Chicago Bills Jussie Smollett $130,000 For Police Investigation After Charges Dropped
The city has requested an “immediate payment” of about $130,000 from Smollett in order to pay for the cost of the police investigation.
Jussie Smollett’s Attorney Says Nigerian Brothers May Have Been Wearing ‘Whiteface’ During Alleged Attack [Video]
Glandian continued by suggesting Osundairo brothers had worn whiteface in the past during a skit as The Joker from Batman in clown makeup and may have done it again.
“Our son and brother is an innocent man whose name and character has been unjustly smeared,” read a statement.
Jussie Smollett will not be prosecuted for allegedly faking a racial attack, because all charges have been dropped!!!
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.
Jussie Smollett’s alleged stunt could have some serious repercussions not only for him, but the rest of the ‘Empire’ cast & crew.