Jussie Smollett not returning to Empire

Lee Daniels confirms controversial actor is not back for final season.

Controversial US actor Jussie Smollett will not be returning to Empire.

After media first reported of his potential return co-creator Lee Daniels took to Twitter.

“This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire,” he wrote.

Smollett has been surrounded in scandal since claiming he was the victim of a hate crime assault being charged with filing a false police report.

The show was renewed for a final season in May and airs in Australia on FOX8.

FOX and 20th Century Television, which produces the show, declined to comment.

Source: The Wrap

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