Jussie Smollett Will Be Written Off ‘Empire’ for Final 2 Episodes

"Empire" executive producers released a statement on Friday saying Jussie Smollett's character, Jamal, will be removed from the final two episodes of the season "to avoid further disruption on set." Smollett has been released on bond after being charged with allegedly falsely filing a police report, but the star is maintaining his innocence, pleading with the “Empire” cast to believe his story, according to a published report.