“… At this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return…”
Added the comedian, “You ain’t getting no respect from me!”
The Empire actor had been accused of lying to police about being the victim of a hate crime.
If convicted of all charges, the Empire actor could face up to 64 years in prison.
The 36-year-old Empire actor is accused of lying to police and filing a false police report.
As filming commences in Chicago, FOX has issued a statement cut ties with the troubled actor.
A newly filed bond proffer reveals the lengths to which Smollett went to allegedly stage his attack.
The Empire actor has turned himself in to Chicago PD.
Empire star could face up to three years in prison for filing a false police report.
Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, the two Nigerian brothers who were initially considered suspects in the alleged attack, told detectives that Smollett hired them to orchestrate the assault.
“Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations,” detectives no longer believe the Nigerian brothers are suspects.
Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo are brothers from Nigeria who appeared as extras in Empire.