Prior to the criminal charges, reps for the Fox series Empire made statements that Jussie Smollett’s character would not be removed from the show, but after being charged with filing the false police report in the created and rehearsed hate attack, Smollett maybe removed from the TV drama.

Sources close to the show’s producers say that the producers have cut Smollett’s season 5 episode scenes back and are considering suspending him after receiving the news of his arrest.

Chicago PD have placed Smollett under arrest for today(February 21) for filing a false police report and is scheduled for a court hearing at 2:30 pm EST.

TheSource.com will bring you updates on this story as it develops.

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