Jussie Smollett is no longer a cast member of Fox TV's hit musical Empire. The disgraced actor's character, Jamal Lyon, was written out of the last 5 episodes of the 2nd half of season 5, which returns from the fall break in March.

Empire fans can say with certainty that the body in the casket in season 5's dramatic finale is Jamal Lyon.

The troubled 36-year-old actor was arrested in Chicago on Wednesday and charged with faking a hate crime. He was released on $100,000 bond on Thursday.

Despite vowing to stand him, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment issued a statement Friday, calling the allegations were "very disturbing."

"The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us. Jussie has been an important member of our EMPIRE family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out," executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer told Fox News.

"We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season," the statement continued.

The second half of Season 5 of "Empire" returns to Fox on March 13.

On Thursday, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson claimed during a press conference that the 36-year-old actor hired brothers Olabinjo, 27, and Abimbola Osundairo, 25, to help him stage a fake hate attack to boost his career and salary.

Smollett and his legal team continue to maintain his innocence, insisting he was a victim of a hate crime.

Smollett still faces federal charges of sending a threatening letter to himself via the US Postal Service. The federal charge carries a guaranteed prison term.

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    He is 36 yrs old????

  • Baaba Sanders

    He wanted attention. He's got the attention alright just not the kind of attention he wanted.

  • WinterIsComing

    So he did all that lying and scheming for absolutely nothing. ?????

  • IAmLegend

    He is not fired. Sounds like he is just suspended until this all plays out.

  • ShelbyMoore

    I just want to know the reason. It's obvi he doesn't watch ID Channel, Dateline, 20/20, 48 Hours, etc....hell, even Criminal Minds or Law and Order cause he would have gone about this way differently if he had. This was the most amateurish shat I have ever seen in my life. I didn't need anything more than, "20 below" in Chicago that night.

    Congrats #JamalLyin you played yourself! I hope he wasn't living above his means cause he's gonna end up in McDonalds looking for a job.

  • Trey

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Trace da Ace

    oh well....NEXT POST PLEASE...can we make it a non Jussie post please?? its friday...give us a break

  • Trey

    Can you report of a situation where a person is "written out" of a sitcom and its only a suspension?

  • Trey

    This is damage control 101...at this point they are cutting their losses as they should

  • MJF

    I thought he showed up on set yesterday; so they fired him then? Like he must be mentally unstable... lol

  • SpillyNillie

    I'm sick of Jussie Lying...his ass knew better than this...moving on!

  • smartchickfl

    Jussie you let Lee play your ass...

  • sunni_daze

    Welp if they weren't killing him off before, things have changed quick

  • smartchickfl
  • IAmLegend

    If he was fired, the show would say he was fired. They can't fire him now because if he is found not gulty, he can sue the show and the network for wrongful termination.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lls

  • bklyngirl11233

    Or that Subway near him!

  • http://www.legalizemelanin.com Legalize Melanin

    They were already removing him. That casket scene was filmed longgggg before Jussie was charged. They had also reduced the# of episodes. Empire played both sides. It was true that Jussie did this because he was being written out. Empire lied that they were not ending his role for points from the Black lgbtq community. Now that he's being charged, they are admitting it and saying it's because of the charges for points from everyone else. How you gonna do something BECAUSE of something that hadn't even happened yet? Empire... How sway??

  • BeUtFullSoul

    I pray he gets the HELP he NEEDS.. it's unfortunate what has Happened, He has someTHINGS in HIS life that HE needs to Straighten out. I, as well as Others have no RIGHT to judge him., although I DO not agree with the events that have transpired, I wish him WELL.
    So OTON, What about the Coast Guard Officer C.Hasson who was PLOTTING ATTACKS of MASS VIOLENCE...Let's TALK about THAT....thoughts, opinions..Do tell.

  • Thingamajig

    He did this to himself y’all.

  • MrsSpice1

    Smh...? neway! The industry aka the devils playhouse is very crooked and shady the ones u see prasing and thankng God all the time for they success blah blah yet entertaining the devil isnt the same God we pray to!! Jussie isnt the only one ...theres others ...he just got caught and there was a reason ?, if it comes out or not! Im done?????. Next Casssseee.

  • MrsSpice1

    Lol that can be takin many ways ?

  • MrsSpice1

    Lmao

  • Coy little wink

    You don't fire a contract employee...you terminate his contract

    I'm ready for a new fake news story...

  • tia

    they're reporting that on yesterday he went to the cast and apologized. However, after everything points to him he didn't take ownership and is still sticking to his story. He needs to grow some balls and just admit he f@@ked up. Then, just go away, reflect and get some help. The show did right. Especially if he doesn't want to "come correct" and still play games, they need to send him about his business. No one know's what the effects from this ploy could be. He's a detriment to everyone around him. So, they probably did the right thing.

  • smartchickfl

    ???

  • Trey

    Are you serious? These shows have high-powered lawyers and serious contracts...you think they let actors have leverage over them?. There is language most likely that says they can choose to drop them at their discretion.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • ShelbyMoore

    I've been waiting for Lee to speak out since Tyler already has.

  • WinterIsComing

    The words “At Will” employee comes to mind.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I think it's safe to assume Jussie is done in Hollyweird. I just hope his tomfoolery doesn't have any type of ramifications for Jurnee. People will associate the Smollett name with this clownery and I just hope it doesn't touch her too..

  • SoulfulLove

    Has his boyfriend said anything?

  • MJF

    like I feel like people are beginning to make up stories at this point smh

  • KLo

    Good. He ruined his career , damaged race relations in this country and make a mockery of Black History month , for self-serving reason. He's a MF disgrace

  • grenadiadrian
  • the guest

    SCAPEGOAT.

    Teach black kids the dangers of the gay agenda.

    Teach black kids the dangers of white activist agendas.

    Teach black kids to steer clear of white radical politics.

    Jussie Smollet is a pawn.

    Jussie Smollet is a scapegoat.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • the guest

    SPEAK!

    Lee and Lee's gay white boy hollywood network.

  • grenadiadrian

    She might not be safe from the blast radius of vitriol Jussie (deservedly) gets. Would suck if her career is affected by it thanks to the selfishness of her own kin.

  • the guest

    Truth.

  • Kanyade
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, very interesting wording they used... Jamal was "removed"
    ....but, legally they didn't say they fired Jussie (but the handwriting is on the wall)

  • Coy little wink

    Its misinformation everywhere plus I'm so tired of this story anyway like can we wrap this up and move on?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    but they may be erring on the side of being 'pc' because Jussie got tricks, LOL! he may want them to fire him so he can then point to that as just one more example of 'unfair treatment' he's been subjected to by his (former?) employer.... they may even still pay him for the season (like, take this money, and PLEASE go away, LOL)

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Not sure why she did that. I wouldn't give up a good paying job because of something my child does.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Can we move on from this nine story.

  • KLove

    I called it...went from trying to get a higher salary...to having no salary at all.....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    he playin' through like a champ ain't he???!!! i couldn't show my face at work, i swear, LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jwoo250

    Something about this doesn't smell right. Why does he keep saying he's innocent?? There's something more to this story with them Nigerian brothers and we gone find out. I'm holding off all judgment. Because at this point most of the evidence was found at the Nigerian boys house and they were on camera as well. What did their phone records say. Any conversations with Smollett regarding incident or is it all hearsay?

    If it weren't for him writing the check would they really have any evidence on him at all? And the check said it was for training purposes. There's more to this story I just know it. And what about what his manager heard? Did he really hear anything.

    Also, how were the Chicago police able to capture the Nigerians? How did they know they were involved and for how long did they know all of this info?

    This is better than watching Criminal Minds. Jussie you are playing out your own movie my boy.

  • jwoo250

    I still don't understand why people with money ruin it for themselves.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Now we know why Fox insisted he wasn't going to be written out of the show. A writer told a publicist I know that she doesn't even know who is in the casket on Empire. I suspect Jussie pulled this crazy stunt to make sure Jamal's body wasn't in the casket. He was wrong for what he did, but he should sue for emotional infliction of distress. We see reality TV show stars pulling crazy stunts to keep their jobs.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Jussie won't wrap it up and tell the truth, LOL!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Post of the day. Thanks for the laugh!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    can you imagine trying to work with him on the set? can you say AWKWARD.

    Lol!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Lisa made the statement to clear up lies, because they were tying her to Kamala Harris and Jussie Smollett.

  • JV

    "I suspect Jussie pulled this crazy stunt to make sure Jamal's body wasn't in the casket."
    ---------
    I've heard this before, but I don't understand it. Isn't this supposed to be the last season of Empire? So, what, he wanted to remain alive for a spin-off or something?? Empire hasn't been good since season 1, who's watching that?

    That he did this for a raise doesn't really make sense either. So you want to, uh, retroactively get a pay raise? I can maybe see he did it for attention and to further his "brand" (up his concert tickets) or something, but this whole thing is super bizarre.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    I agree Lee played Jussie.

    Lee Daniels is also playing black folks. He's nothing but a figure head to let white hollyweird put out a negative portrayal of blacks........ Executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer told Fox News.

  • Bossy704

    He needs to be replaced with a hot distant relative that just got out of jail or something interesting. Jamal was a snooze anyway. Bye Jussie. You are not gangsta.

  • Seldomseen

    Yeah, he got some balls

  • tintin
  • DeeFromLA

    They are definitely going to make an example out of his ass. He better start telling the truth and taking whatever deal he can get to lessen his time, he for sure is going to be behind some bars.

  • tintin

    They should just hire a new jamal

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i think he got some bats (in the belfry), smh

  • We Can Do This

    I wonder what he thinks of his salary now?

  • Ghost

    Yes...too young for a mid life crisis ??

  • DT

    ?????? Thank you for voicing everything I’ve been screaming since day uno hun. Nobody wants to talk about Domestic terrorist Hasson because it will mess with the Republican Agenda.

  • DroneRivers

    Welp, I'm getting off this damn train. Mussy jussie can go on without us! I wanna talk about the domestic terrorist who was arrested with an arsenal of guns, a bag filled with drugs, and a list of Democrats and news people he wanted to kill. AND he's a Coast Guard Lieutenant.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • We Can Do This

    The epitome of a sucker move...

  • DroneRivers

    @realsandrarose:disqus that's so nice of you to try to give him an out. Lol

  • Trey

    Robert Kraft owner of the Patriots "Person of Interest" in prostitution sting.......

  • Ni Ni

    we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out
    _____________
    See fans, they don't believe him either.

  • Trey

    yep...that Lawyer talk for "we are awaiting a plea"

  • JV

    More than he person of interest -- looks like he just got charged.

  • DroneRivers

    Ewww isn't he like 80? Still tryna mess with hoes!

  • Trey

    wow

  • DroneRivers

    Yep solicitation. *giggles*

  • Judi Jupiter

    Well Jussie, You wanted a raise, and they gave you one. Raise your azz up outta here....

  • Thingamajig

    3 years is a cinch. It’s not like it’s 10 years.

  • hottlanta

    Can he still get it up.

  • DroneRivers

    I wish I had seen this. I just posted this a few minutes ago. I find it strange that the Jussie Smollett story has people so gripped that this terrorist story is like barely a blip. This man was planning to do REAL damage. And not just to himself like silly Jussie.

  • Trey

    You did 3 years?.....for what?

  • DREAM KARDASHIANS STROLLER

    Tbh it doesn’t even matter because this show is almost over anyway

  • lovelygamour

    I WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO SAY THIS SEEMS LIKE A LIE. however, what if he is telling the truth. I see a lot of racist who said nothing when the story came out now saying "jussie should be hanged and I supported him". no they didnt support him they are now just using this to bash not a gay man but a black man. I still think he did it but since the police are investigating why not let the investigation run its course.

    I kinda hope he didnt do it so he can sue everyone.

    on a lighter note. if he paid those brothers what got him was their cheapness. instead of going to a real store they went to a little corner store with a clear camera. they was trying to save money and time. if he did it jussie or his mom/dad shouldve planned out their deception better. lol. I hope he doesnt get any jail time because honestly you could say he was bringing light to an issue.

  • DroneRivers

    Prolly needs a fistful of viagra lol

  • lovelygamour

    I assumed it was staged by him and a producer for press. now they are saying pay dispute.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Smallet just needs to confess and issue an apology and let the chips fall where they may, thats his only out. his defiant attitude making matters worss. I know he line,Fox exec know he line..ChicagoPD know he line,his own attorneys know he line. as time passes his own attorneys gon drop his unemployed as

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yep. Paying with a check... sending texts back and forth... using Uber to go to the location...buying rope & hats in a store with a camera at the cash register looking right at you... using your cellphone that can ping off the nearest tower to show where you were... That's ALL stuff that can be easily tracked down.
    Clearly these dudes aren't all that smart.

  • Alextra Ballard

    lol

  • more

    We can't trust the legal system.

  • lovelygamour

    pahhhhh. a lot of people blame him for a lot of things. he shouldve been more careful. all of that football cheating and he thought no one was ever going to get revenge.

    and the press has to drag him like they drag the players.

  • JV
  • Ni Ni

    Hmm, i wonder what could have happened to make them write him off before this.

  • hottlanta

    When he has an orgasm what comes out first dust or maggots.

  • iWasteTime

    Man. They looking for Robert Kraft
    2019 is Wild!

  • DroneRivers

    Dusty ass maggots

  • TheWildChild

    He cute, Tyler Perry will have him employed by next month ? after he collect a few coins on the talk show circuit.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WinterIsComing

    Greed!

  • TheWildChild

    The accuracy ???

  • Yoni7

    If I were Jussie, I wouldn't even show up for work. I'd let them figure it out. Maybe just "walk upstairs" like the lil girl in Family Matters did and never be seen again.

  • Trey

    Mueller report might drop next week...and Michael Cohen going before the house to testify....2019...wow

  • BingBangBoom

    Chile now that he is unemployed I wonder if his man will stay with him?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ??????
    Sir, isn’t that what your personal assistant is for? Furthermore, I can’t believe he doesn’t have a Rolodex of women at the ready for him
    ?????

  • Blak

    Did you hear the lawyer in the press conference go over all of the text message exchanges between Jussie and Able? He asked him to do it in the text message. You need to listen to the press conference from the police superintendent and prosecuting attorney where they not only discuss the evidence but all of the time lines and how they caught everyone

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    the real news!!!!

  • Fire & Ice

    I just saw it on the news..busted in a prostitution ring!!! Child of gawwwd

  • morenYAHdelsur

    He’s not Mexican or Middle Eastern ?????

    LOL you know those are the only terrorists Americans care to recognize.

  • Trey

    He cant even get on the studio most likely

  • NeverSurprised

    ????????

  • grenadiadrian

    Prolly not. Look what happened to Michael Sam. His "princess" DIPPED the minute he saw that Sam wasn't going to be an NFL star.

  • DroneRivers

    Or maybe if he wasn't a "white nationalist" but a Democrat plotting to kill some trumpers...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I used to work as a mental health nurse. I recognized that flat affect on Jussie's face yesterday. I've seen that same look many times before on patients. I suspect someone knew he was emotionally unstable. Why are they playing games with actor's livelihoods? Forcing cast members to worry about their financial future is just wrong.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It hasn't been officially renewed for season 6, but most "experts" think it probably will be.

  • hottlanta

    I thought about that as well. Them white folks put his thick azz up 2 doing that 2 b the first one n when they saw it wasnt no money involved they got thé hell on.

  • lovelygamour

    I figured it was to keep the job or promote the job. I initial thought him and lee daniels/a producer came up with the ploy. it still seems odd how the cops magically knew to look at the two brothers as suspects. like maybe jussie partner told on them.

  • LYRICS

    She's ashamed! Not to mention we don't know if she will choose to "stand with" her son.....

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    There was no magic. The cops called the ride share and taxi companies and asked a simple question: "Who did you drop off or pick up in that area on this date at that time?

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    who cares..Iiterally stopped watching the show FIRST season, the second episode....I watched the episode when Forest Whitikaer got killed off..the show was never good.

  • DroneRivers

    I was concerned about the dead look to his eyes yesterday too. But come on Sandra, in that business there really aren't any guarantees. You do your best and hope for the best. You don't stage this big, messy tale. He didn't even say he was just mugged or randomly jumped (which woulda been believable in Chicago or pretty much anywhere). He cast himself as gay bashed, beat up and nearly lynched by some racist, homophobic trump supporters. He went too far!

  • Topic Influencer
  • Topic Influencer

    Well if he doesnt he can always turn to whichever one of those Nigerian brothers he was sleeping with. Or still might be. I am CONVINCED he was fukkin one of em.

  • Fire & Ice

    Exactly!!! I thought they have people, who arrange those types of things for them

  • MJF

    lmao

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yep! That too!

  • hottlanta

    Love triangle gone wrong.

  • MJF

    LOL listen I would've definitely sent it my resignation letter via email....

  • NeverSurprised

    He was. The tall one.

  • Topic Influencer

    I just knew at SOME point that he was gonna be fired. Sooner vs LATER

  • Topic Influencer

    Abimbola <<< him.

  • JV

    OOH... Well, that changes things a bit. Still colossally stupid/insane, if that was his gambit.

  • Yoni7

    honestly you could say he was bringing light to an issue.
    ________________
    You lost me here. Bringing light to what issue? His own? Or......

  • Renee26

    Ok!!

  • NeverSurprised

    Really? Lol.??

  • Renee26

    She silly

  • DroneRivers

    Now when the plug gets pulled on Empire, everyone will blame him lol. But the ratings have been going downhill since the first season.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Emotionally unstable people are very unpredictable. You can't apply logic to their actions. I posted a photo of Taraji 2 days ago. You could see the look of stress on her face. I'm sure all the cast members were concerned about their futures. Fox held that casket over their heads like a guillotine. That's intentional infliction of emotional distress in my book.

  • lovelygamour

    especially when they dont have anything else. there are tons of actresses who fake injury or assault to stay on a show. thats why I wrote earlier "why are the cops moving so fast". jussie shouldve pulled this in LA. they know how the industry works. lol. they wouldve released all evidence and dropped the case. this is a case for the public not the courts. there wasnt a manhunt.

  • Topic Influencer

    If I WERE still watching this show, I promise it wouldnt get another view from me. On all that I am. I aint watched since Rhonda got pushed down the steps/Boo Boo Kitty was expecting Hakeem baby,

  • DroneRivers

    That's an interesting way to look at it!

  • Guest

    We still on Jussie? There is so much more going on. And since we aren't talking about the real news, Janet Mock making another transition by getting divorced. Donald Jr. and his wife withdrew their divorce papers. There is more going on besides Jussie and his shenanigans.

  • hottlanta

    Those balls probably look like frozen chicken boneless nougents.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I guess he did it there because it's a heavily blue, liberal state like California.

  • NeverSurprised

    They've already figured it out. He's been written out. They will probably let him past the security gate one more time to get his crap, but that's it.

  • NeverSurprised

    Exactly.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Welp, my lunch is over. Back to blogging.

  • DroneRivers

    Lmao. The freezer burnt ones!

  • datjerk

    Right. I wouldnt even bother.

  • Yoni7

    Forrest was on there? Wait, he was the deddy? Or am I thinking about Jason Lyric?

  • Yoni7

    Well who the hell wrote this write up while you were "at lunch"?

  • grenadiadrian

    Yep! ?Had Sam and his "boo" all on camera kissing and zestily sharing cake (like ANY football fan wants to tune in to see that ?) when he was drafted. Had this whole thing drawn up to be this groundbreaking fairy tale for the NFL. They even paused the damn draft just so the commissioner could walk up and announce him as the 249th pick. Then preseason happened and he was cut by the Rams and no other team picked him up so his "boo" said BYE as he once again embarked on a quest to find a new sugar daddy ?

  • Tammie Reed

    ________________________!!!

  • lovelygamour

    people have sued before. the industry doesnt want this addressed. I know one actress got put on another show to drop her case and another one was labeled crazy and her case was dismissed right away. I actually think in the time of "me too" that someone can sue or at least have a union arbitration.

    right now its proper etiquette to tell the employee that they are in the casket but it should be sop that an actor has to be told at least a few weeks before aire date if the actor isnt in demand.

    i guess the cast of empire are such drama queens that fox was afraid the person written off would harm the show.

  • Topic Influencer

    Mighta put it on a delay. I know I write all the emails that I am planning on addressing for the day, at around 7:30-8 am... and put them on delay sending/posting for...3 pm EST.

    That way you have AN HOUR to write me back and HOPE I decide to act on it OR...I can get to it tomorrow at 8 am when I respond to all the folks again.

  • Dowoop

    I wonder if his crime is a hate crime because it targeted white ppl....so many questions...will we ever know the truth.
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    .
    .

    Before anybody starts having a heart attack in my comments its a joke,

  • hottlanta

    I dressed as cookie for halloween last year n my coworker asked what would cookie do. I said cookie will go up n down that head.

  • Dowoop

    I do that when I intend to not be at my computer but want it to look like I was working through the day...LMAO

  • Darkandlovely617?

    That’s embarrassing for a gentleman of his stature

  • lovelygamour

    illnois is a different type of blue. chicago is a different type of blue. lol. they are fighting for space in chicago and everyone who isnt in your circle is an enemy. chicago is so corrupt that of course they was going to use jussie if he lied. they need to put on a show.
    in the northern part of california it wouldnt fly either.

  • EyeEmJai

    We can possibly take a break from Jussie until the case progress but I most certainly don't want to read about Donald Trump Jr, especially if it's about them withdrawing divorce papers lbvs. People do that daily. And?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Auntie, I read somewhere else that Jussie was written out of the last two episodes not five.

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/jussie-smolletts-role-removed-from-final-two-episodes-of-empires-current-season/

    Also are you going to do a post on Patriots' owner and Trump BFF Robert Kraft who was arrested in Florida for solicitation?

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/breaking-patriots-owner-robert-kraft-charged-for-soliciting-prostitution-amid-human-trafficking-investigation/

  • hottlanta

    That was a little bitty azz man. I was like dude really.

  • Dowoop

    LMFAO....Dummies everywhere. You rich, get you a high end escort.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I'm working on the Robert Kraft story now.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So the Chinless Wonder ( Don Jr.) dumped his Kimberly?

    When will sidepieces learn?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Good info. Thanks.

  • Jethro

    ???

  • JazzyBossyJen
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That's so damn cold!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It's always the penis that brings men down.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    smh... (no it's not sir)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I hope you had a good healthy lunch.

  • lovelygamour

    if he did stage the incident, if people rallied behind him, he then would become EMPIRE. instead of it being terrance and taragi. or maybe he was just trying to carve out a piece for himself. empire pulls a lot of stunts so if he represented something then they would have to consult him on his character. like on " this is us" they cant just fire the guy i think his name is sterling. they have to consult him or he would take a lot of their audience. like chrissy meltz of the same show was in that position but her attitude lost her standing.

    I think everyone on EMPIRE is up for grabs now. so possible jussie wanted to be that lynch pin.

  • lovelygamour

    it wouldve worked if the police didnt really try to find the "assailants" like they usually do. possible could've worked if jussie just spoke about it once and left it alone.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    dang I thought I was the only one who did this LOL

  • Dowoop

    LMFAOOOOOO

  • Thingamajig

    I personally haven’t done 3 years, but I know folks who have. They go in and the next thing you know they out already. Time flies by really fast.

  • lovelygamour

    they really did some fast good police work but used it on this nonsense. its a shame and I know some real victim in chicago is very upset. hopefully, everyone uses this as a teaching moment. dont involve police or innocent people in your lies.

  • SpiceGirl

    Told you....Career Suicide

  • CookieMobster
  • Applebum

    This mess is crazy and may never know why. I bet Lee disgusting Daniels was in on it. But Jussie will never exposed anyone because all these people take oaths. They must take the public humiliation, and keep their mouth shut for them to still be able to “eat” behind the scene.

  • hottlanta

    Dont mean it aint gonna stop bumping her. He saw all those zeros in child support n say l betta live 2 lives.

  • MJF

    let me know if you need help :-)

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Mannnn can’t trust nobody named Jussie...Either u JESSIE or u ain’t! Lol

  • ?jessica?

    He brought it on himself

  • wigmon68

    Thanks for reminding me of this Billy Madison line:

    "what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

  • CookieMobster

    This!!! I was like WHET? Said the massage parlor charging $79 an hour. All that money and still cheap as HELL.

  • Renee26

    When she dumped his ashes down the sewer! ? ? ?

  • lovelygamour

    and why would they keep all the evidence. in hindsight I guess its a good thing they kept it so they couldnt be framed later. so if the brothers hadnt been cheap and bought the supplies at a real store and used a taxi there would be no leads. I think he did it but I am leaving room that he has been threaten before.

  • Guest

    Look, I am just throwing out suggestions. Do you have any?

  • Yoni7

    Thinking with that "head" between those "shoulders". #downbelow

  • Guest

    I hope he did. Wipe that smug look off her damn face.

  • Yoni7

    Jussie will never exposed anyone because all these people take oaths.
    ________________
    Like a frat.

  • Rayne

    He did it to himself. Smh ????

  • Guest

    I stopped watching when Lucious started seeing ghosts. Was that season 2?

  • lovelygamour

    he might not be done. in activist circles they may sympathize. he just has to play it right. no one got hurt so he maybe able to recover.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    He lying lol

  • Yoni7

    1st pic....he think he in a frat line or somethin'. All concentrated like he's about to step. He's about to step alright. Jussie YOU GOT SERVED! The gig is up! CUT! NEXT SCENE! Come back to reality. The SHOW IS OVA'!

  • MythCalledLove

    AND SCENE... This seems like a bad Netflix movie. Like the ole Steven Segal movies. And if they dare pull the mental illness card. Substance abuse going to Shady Tree Rehab. The kind of place rich folk go to. Journal writing and painting your room looks like it belongs in some boutique hotel. There is a difference between being stuck on stupid & mental illness. I hv zero nada compassion.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Chile smh

  • Yoni7

    Take out those hazelnuts and make'em smoked and I'll eat that pic. LOL

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sad. Not to endorse that kind of behavior... but most billionaires who get down like that have women on call for that type of stuff. They don't get dropped off at some Asian massage parlor. Just reckless on his part. smh

  • DroneRivers

    His black side targeted his white side? Lol

  • ALLMINE?

    Passages Malibu

  • ALLMINE?

    Na. Lee ain't that dumb

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    That shat was probably boxed up & ready for ups ground to pickup the minute this mess went to the grand jury?

  • 2gr8ful

    Preach. Where is Monique on this I want to hear her so bad.

  • ALLMINE?

    This is like the OJ Simpson shit featuring a millianial.. this isn't going away

  • Li-Wright

    I was reading blindgossip and it seems the Smollett family depends on him to keep working.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Bwahaaaaaaa?

  • ALLMINE?

    When he brought those Hispanics on season 2 I stopped watching.. black folks love including everybody

  • Dowoop

    ???

  • Li-Wright

    What? Donald withdrew the divorce papers? That means him and the Fox lady are done. His wife is super rich, she doesn't need him.

  • Topic Influencer

    He coulda asked Meek where them hoes at. Did this happen last night? Meek was actually in Miami last night. *shrug*

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's weird, because the NYPost/Page Six is saying they finalized their divorce.
    https://pagesix.com/2019/02/22/donald-trump-jr-finalizes-divorce-from-vanessa/

  • Li-Wright

    They should not have killed the FWhitaker character. I was warming to him and he was a formidable character to Lucius. But I think Forest had other commitments, plus he was probably in the throws of divorcing his wife. But I really liked his character. I'm not warming to the illegitimate son, however, I can see where he would take Jamal's place.

  • Yui

    Yep, back to basics for him. ?

  • lovelygamour

    cause thats what "time up" does. they dont wait for hearings. I wouldnt have resigned cause her son has texts messages from the woman thanking him for the massage and calling him healing. but "time up" isnt fair. I agree with the idea of times up because i have been treated unfairly but they call for people to be fired on the spot. so she had to go over some garbage. even if its true it doesnt rise to the level of shunning.

  • 2gr8ful

    Did you see the list of DOB of the men busted...most of them are old, just nasty...

  • sjames

    my cousin works for CPD. good and fast police work was conducted bc there were soooo many gaps and obvious lies so the evidence was easy to compile (much like how 48 Hours works). Other victims cases are more difficult when you have witnesses who won't speak, crimes happening in areas where the cameras aren't as good, it's harder (although i'm not denying that CPD has negative history in covering up crimes). Jussie made this easy. I could sense the deputy super annoyed cus its like if you gon make us use our resources on you at LEAST make it worth our while. this was a waste all around

  • MythCalledLove

    Heidi chick Hollywood Madam didn't teach them $hit. This reminds me of the movie with Jennifer Love Hewitt..Off topic though but no-one can cry like she can. She needs to teach a class for actors. I'm tired of seeing the fake cry and face dry as hell.

  • bemetoo

    No true Sandra I read fox doesn’t want to look like they’re not loyal so the will wait and see what will happen with Jussie when and if a jury Decides he’s guilty

  • bemetoo

    No true Sandra I read fox doesn’t want to look like they’re not loyal so the will wait and see what will happen with Jussie when and if a jury Decides he’s guilty

  • Guest
  • Guest
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Seriously?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Seriously?

  • MythCalledLove

    He was just asking to be blackmailed

  • Guest

    According to DM.

  • bemetoo

    She basically saying if he confesses let’s move along everyone lies

  • T Willis

    I wanna know more about Janet Mock’s divorce. As an openly transgender activist who supported gay marriage etc etc., I wonder what influenced her decision to divorce?

  • 2gr8ful

    Yes seriously. She spoke about some of the games Lee played and her experience with him. But the way in which she said it rubbed people the wrong way but it was her truth, some of it is coming to light.

  • Guest

    They legally separated last year not sure why they still had the divorce papers in court. He still dating Kimberly. I guess.

  • T Willis

    Doesn’t the ratings flunctuate between 5-7 million viewership? It dropped from 15-20 million, but if it’s still above 5 million mark, they’ll be fine.

  • hottlanta

    Mock husband wanted a real woman. You can only fake it for so long.

  • T Willis

    That was a tough season to get through. But the show needs some consistency and structure. It seems like if enough viewers complain the direction of the show changes. There has to be a middle ground. Someone needs to do a better job wrangling the writers.

  • Ghost

    He’ll be on her show next...?!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Did yall hear the conspiracy behind this.. they are saying it was set up by the illuminati who planned the attack, knowing that it looked too obviously staged hired the two guy connected to him to play the role knowing that they would get questioned so they can say he planned it all.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • T Willis

    Yeah they’re afraid to label a yt American a terrorist. Shocking, I know ?

  • Ebony Starr

    Does Iyanla speak at prison? She can let prisoners know that it's "our" fault that they are there and voila, their lives will be FIXED!!

  • Guest

    Okay. He'll be on her show with his siblings detailing his mental illness and asking for forgiveness. Of course we will feel sorry for him and forgive his manipulative, lying a**.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??? real spit

  • Coy little wink

    Who or What is the illuminati? Real question...

  • Ghost

    OT- R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse! Here we go again Chicago!

  • T Willis

    Exactly. I said the same thing on the other thread. The evidence is too circumstantial. Jussie had a relationship with at least one of the Nigerians, the rest feels like a lot of hearsay.

  • EasyBreezy

    Is that all?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile told a lie out his own damn mouth .... accountability ! Sick of that illuminati shyt when clearly it was his azz that took the action

  • Tlowe89

    Yep, because now they have to get the trial to happen quickly and get the girl to come forward.... before he and his money team get to her First.

  • Ghost

    Supposedly two more women came forward and one of them had evidence

  • EasyBreezy

    Daniels is not letting his pretty boy go down broke. I refuse to believe it.

  • T Willis

    No, he asked the guy to do a favor but to keep it on the low. The Nigerian filled in the gaps to their conversation and what the favor was. If they had a text sent from Jussie detailing what he wanted them to do and when, it would have been announced, but it wasn’t. The texts were vague and they needed someone to fill in the blanks.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile all liars will be called out .... don't matter what crew you claim folks need to cut the shyt ... illuminati etc all are serpent damn seeds period

  • DroneRivers

    I honestly have no idea. I just know the last season had some of its lowest ratings ever. Feels kinda like it's on its way out.

  • Coy little wink

    Lol...I'm clueless even when I Google

  • T Willis

    Or maybe he is telling the truth and is just waiting on the appropriate forum to plead his innocence - which is what SR should do too - instead of spinning every leak/rumor into something it’s not.

  • MsPam

    I have a feeling that more people are involved, I say that because Lee Daniels posted a video and it looked like he was reading from a paper. He saying son I’m coming, I pretty sure I saw that. I hope I’m not like Jussie making up crap.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Folks wear that illuminati out bottom all dark entities are in this realm period and they all will dealt with accordingly thee end some these folks are in our own damn family ... it's real simple .... a liar manipulated... rapist false victim hood ran by nothing but ego .... will dealt with ... thee end ... if you have integrity that will be the protection ... a dark person doesn't have that .... when folks put that illuminati etc in the mix ... it's a complete distraction from common damn since ... if they are a liar stay clear because those kind are currently in quicksand ... and they want get out of it ... much love to you ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    The Chi town is the IT city for the DRAMA!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Excuse my typos so done with the shyt don't even feel like editing

  • Baaba Sanders

    It's been withdrawn.

  • Meme

    He did WHAT?!?! Rubbed his erect p..... well damn ?

  • Coy little wink

    ??

  • Ghost

    Yes indeed...smh

  • Baaba Sanders

    I believe they initiated the divorce to protect their assets in case he was indicted. Now that it’s been withdrawn I guess he’s not going to be indicted after all.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Whew Chile ? just stay in integrity and keeps folks around with good integrity .... simple

  • Baaba Sanders

    I wonder what will happen to the Nigerian brothers. Will they be charged too?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Nik
  • Nik
  • Nik

    Only one ketchup for two cheeseburgers and a large fry.?

  • Blak

    The police separated the brothers at the airport and thrt stayed separated for two days and they corroborated each other's stories. Don't forget Jussie deleted all text and phone conversations with Abel including that text...why would he do that? If men that size were fighting him they would tear his size two ass apart like a piece of paper. They were wearing gloves, how did he get that scratch on his face? How come his sandwich stayed completely intact?

  • Coy little wink

    Her real name ain't even Iyanla she should know ?

  • bemetoo

    ???

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    are you saying he's waiting to testify in court, and that's where he'll tell the truth?

  • JazzyBossyJen

    LOL

  • Guest

    Ion know. I think it's irreconcilable differences code for someone cheated. The usual.

  • wigmon68

    And they got smollett to write the guys a check, call them and send them texts, all without Smollett knowing anything about it. Now those are some smart dudes.

  • Meme

    That gif got me ????

  • smartchickfl

    I didn't know Tyler spoke out...

  • smartchickfl

    Welcome!?

  • WhoKnew

    First, Jussie don't make enough scratch to pay Mark Geragos, so who in the flying nun is paying his legal bills?

    And they didn't say he was fired. They said "...we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season". That's not fired that's more like a suspension until the legal system plays out.

    I don't doubt he will be fired even if he goes to trial and is found innocent because this has brought too much negative attention to a flailing show.

    For him to continue to plead innocent is a head scratcher. I'm thinking the FEDS gave the brothers a polygraph test (although the results can't be used in a criminal trial). This is just a never-ending storyline.

  • PlayerP

    It seems like a case of him trying to "fix" something himself instead of hiring a professional fixer.
    I no longer watch Empire, however, I feel like he should survive this. Not trying to turn into a race issue, BUT, "other" contemporaries have done worse and their careers survived. Ask Bryan Williams.
    The thing about lying is - EVERYBODY lies.
    A lie is a lie, no matter the reason, no matter to who it's told to.
    Omissions are lies too.
    From my observation, the people who swear up and down, they never tell a lie and are so honest, are the people that lie the most. They feel like their lies are justified and inconsequential, when the fact is - a lie is a lie.
    Not absolving Jussie or trying to make light of the situation, I'm not willing to write him off for something like this (pun intended).

  • lovelygamour

    maybe he thought the could sneak in. lol. he is a widower so at least he isnt embarrassing anyone but himself. lol.

  • Carrington

    Brian Williams lost his job too.

  • lovelygamour

    the boyfriends family was mobbed up. I think they put on that show so Sam could be drafted in the first place. he completely folded when it came time to actually work.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    E X A C T L Y !!! , People need to pay ATTENTION!

  • Dem Moore

    He seems relentless in wanting people to even still believe his story....just keep it real dang...

  • lovelygamour

    Power and the magicians do the same thing. Power also refuses to get rid of fan favorites. that show should be growing but they refuse to stay true to the story and they should do some re-cast.

  • lovelygamour

    and they really dont like him but they had to include him. I dont think he is their spokesperson. they just couldnt do the show without him.

  • Sircaput

    People lie all the time no judgment here..

  • PlayerP

    True dat...but he bounced back. To err is human, right?
    Further not trying to make it a race issue, a woman just accused CB of rape. This is far more dangerous to me. It has been proven historically that "others" can do and say what the want with no consequence to the accuser and grave consequences for the accused.
    Once again, not absolving him, but the encounter Jussie described, minus the beating, bleach pouring, and noose, has probably happened in real life on many occasions.

  • Dowoop

    The other way around.

  • lovelygamour

    but he was moved to his own show on msnbc. when stone phillips had a car crash someone operated for brian williams to be given stones spot. so williams shouldve been removed completely.

  • lovelygamour

    I think he can survive as well. plus lee daniels productions are never fair so no telling what the real reason why jussie did this.

  • lovelygamour

    that role belonged to jurnee.

  • lovelygamour

    one of them gave a talk about that subject. the ones that chase hetro guys always end up in heartbreak. no matter how much money they give them or how much the hetro respects them at the end of the day gay-4-pay can only last so long.

  • Mielle Downey

    Why are people still on the fence about wither he is guilty of this hoax? This could have been devastating for Chicago had this been a real event. There are real people in the world who are victims of real hate and discrimination. I am insulted as a black person who has experienced racism that he had to frabricate this type of behavior that affects us all. He needs the book thrown at him a a glass of water to be so out of touch and thirsty for this type of attention. To use the hurt and pain of many is disingenuous .to all his supporters you can drink the bleach they found and have a dirt nap.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Went from making 1.7 million to making zilch!! Greed don’t get you anywhere, Hussie! Sorry, dumb, arse!!

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Bingo!!!

  • lovelygamour

    instead of quoting a movie why dont you take ownership and put into your own words exactly what was "incoherent" about my thoughts.

  • lovelygamour

    the plight of random attacks especially the racial ones. remember a few months back in ky a white man went looking for black people to kill. he saw an elderly black couple, he went to his car grabbed a gun, and shot them. or just "walking while black".

  • Peace

    Exactly. Lee is the reason Monique all broke and blackballed. He only paid her 50k for precious. He has pull in Hollywood. But why shortchange you black actors. Never trust the help in Hollywood

  • Marlika

    This could be his way of getting out of his contract but he was just sloppy doing it.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    From some money to no money, totally not worth it.

  • IAmLegend

    Nothing you just said has anything to do with the fact that the network has not said anything about firing him

  • Khaliah

    Here's what Jussie should and shouldn't do: DON'T plead "not guilty" because you'll just be wasting the taxpayers money and time with a trial where you'll be found guilty anyway. DO plead guilty so you can avoid a trial and keep your money in your pocket. Your attorneys will bleed you dry trying to convince of jury that you're not guilty when all the evidence screams that you are. Jussie, you do not have Denzel or Oprah money: They can pay lawyers to fight for them if they have to and get right back up the next morning and spend $100,000 on a pair of shoes. You need to keep as much of your money as you can because you won't be getting any acting roles after the dust settles. And if you're not careful, the blacklist you're on could extend to your family members and all of you will be trying to get cast as a sign-spinner or one of those blowing-in-the breeze blowups, or whatever they call em, in front of the income tax preparer or car wash. I'm serious, Jussie. Accept that you dropped the ball on this one and effed up big time, take your lumps, then go sit down somewhere. Paying these PR fixit firms and attorneys is gonna do nothing but drain all your money. Then you'll be under the freeway. And stop thinking you're smarter than everybody else. That's how you got where you are today--thinking you're smarter than the police, the average joe, everybody.

  • Logan Roberts

    When trying to secure a bigger bag goes wrong. Welp, I'm sure Subway is hiring.

  • Musiclover

    It’s good tv to me
    Hope you don’t mind me updated you since your not going to watch it.
    Andre went psycho and tried to blow up King Lyon to heaven, Louis lost a leg.

    After he forgot who he was King Lyon about he almost died and lost his leg and was going by his government name, his psychiatrist tried to kill him once he regained his memory she had fallen in love with the supper sweet Mr. Lyon his inter little cub.

    Andre killed a imagery undercover cop
    Went to prison for 3 years finally got justice for Ronda, Boo Boo kitty saw the ghost of Ronda flipped out backfipped off and through a semi-glass railing courtesy of Andre slipping some extra crazy pills he was slipped when his mind made him dream up and have relations with an undercover ghost cop, they stripped across a building from each other and everything hehehe

    Hykeem, has lost Tiana for good maybe the family almost got shot up by his first born , she found Hykeem gun
    Hykeem reversed back to a man-child after his new label mate , Taina and him got shot at by the label mates father.
    Hykeem lost half a loung and made sure everyone knew about it .
    We found out Hykeem and Tiana had twins , the baby girl died at birth?

    Mr. Lyon had his Empire taken from Forest Whitaker character , then his characters wife let him bleed out in the office and then through his ashes down a sewer drain.

    Cookie got beat up by her nephew and her sister the oldest one,Vivica Fox characters son he was stomping a mud hole into his poor mama wouldve killed her if not for cookie. Found out nephew was not taking his medication.

    Mr Lyon Has a biracial son and he is bringing the hammer down on his father for not knowing he existed, he crashed the new start up label loucoius was having showed up all beat up from Mr Lyon , Lyon beat him before he knew he was his son. He snapped and layed paws on his new son now Andre is the second oldest born not the first.

    Now that Mr King Lyon new son is in the picture he wants to destroy him from the inside out

    Hope I made your day a bit better
    It’s a lot missing but it might be to long to post but if you want I can add it later

  • facingrealit1

    I still believe that kamala harris and cory booker's lynching bill played a pivitol role in this situation as well. I love to know if Jussie is kin to kamala as his mother and her share the same last name (Harris). Jussie was very active in the Time's Up Movement and Kamala campaign. Time will tell but the whole story has NOT been told. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/79d969f0fda5ec272e33d2d86b4534077bde4ccb45c1b3ca47bf7101adf47ccb.jpg

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No. Everyone understands that you have to network regardless of your profession.

    They asked Monique to participate in the Cannes film festival. For various reasons she refused. Everyone noticed. Then Precious did well and she won an Oscar but she blames everyone else for her refusal to network.

    The problem is that Monique (and her husband manager) don't understand how Hollywood works and for some reason Monique believes she should be able to change the rules even though she has no power.

    Look how they (mis)handled the Netflix situation. She got all in her feelings when the big wigs told her that she would have to audition if she wanted more than the $500K they offered her then she threw a temper tantrum when they wouldn't bend.

    And now she's calling anyone who doesn't agree with her a sell-out or Uncle Tom.

  • Chicagowise

    With a felony conviction on his record?

  • Navybeans95

    100,000 per episode....SMH...this fool killed his own bag...

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Wasnt enough for his sweet entitled a$$?????

  • Navybeans95

    SMH....His sister is the bread winner now...she's smart to stay quiet...

  • dontgetblocked

    Empire fans can say with certainty that the body in the casket in season 5's dramatic finale is Jamal Lyon.
    *************************************************************************************Auntie...now Auntie. Why you do him like that? No one...and I mean no one can throw shade like you. And I LOVE IT!!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    Subway may be to high scale. Mickey Dees hires felons. But then again, Jared the pedophile was the Subway spokesperson for years.

  • dontgetblocked

    Hopefully, his crazy azz sees this and takes your advice.

  • Elevated Soul

    Honestly I thought the body was Andre......

  • dontgetblocked

    Advertisers won't touch the show. That's why they had to cut him from the final two episodes to show advertisers they were taking action.

  • dontgetblocked

    They can easily keep the character and just replace the actor. There are plenty of light-skinned singing guys out there.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    was it that much? the reports are all over the place. I've seen as low as $20k per episode and as high as $65k per episode.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Some info on Jussie defense....

    From Breitbart "ex-boston-top-cop-smollett-legal-team-attack-cops-to-win-case/amp/

    Variety Mag -"Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys Say He Was Victim of Police ‘Spectacle’"

    I saw this in the very beginning, and heard a few rumblings about some behind the scene things. Jussies legal team is going after the process, the Chicago PD. Saying they comprised the case illegally in full vilolation of his rights, they also believe he was victimized by dirty cops because he is a gay celebrity.

    Their attack on the nigerian brothers is they are drug dealers, and scammers their local business a party supply store a front and base for all types of illegal activity from drugs to credit card and identy fraud. In addition Jussie wasnt the only one from the show who bought from them.

    There is a belief and Lee Daneils and Jussie had an inappropiate realtionship.
    Lee may have exerted undue influence and forced his own agenda. In addition Jussie is not the only one, there may be many more, "inappropiate relationships" a "meetoo" type of situation for young male actors hired by Lee.

    From his legal team...

    “We witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system… Mr. Smollett and notably, on the eve of a Mayoral election. Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing.”

    Instead of this being the end....Looks like things are really just getting started.....

  • Navybeans95

    Lemme step back then..I heard this from K97 my local radio station...he wasn't happy with 100k...so he decided to pull a stunt to get attention.. so his shows and Empire salary would increase...

  • Prince Zuko

    Damn jamal lying the show was already going in a weird direction. Yeah I can honestly say that this show will be going down in flames R.I.P to the Empire show

  • Ghost

    I knew the CPD were going to be apart of their defense narrative after that 30 minute news conference episode! And now that Jussie is being removed from the show and his dollars have been cut...in his mind he may feel betrayed and he may get mad enough to ‘flip’ and spill the beans on everybody. He’s going to go into the self preservation mode if he isn’t appeased! Lee Daniels and team publicly had to take a stand for PUBLIC APPEARANCE...reputations and dollars are at stake! He has been included/ accessibility to “certain “circles so I’m sure a lot of folks are REALLY nervous behind the scenes.

    Trump, Local politics, National politics, LGBT, Daniels and company, his empire circle, whew......nobody saw this firestorm coming...Oh yeah...it’s just beginning!

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Perfecto, well said.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    No, you could be right. They average 18-20 episodes so that's well over a million a year. I hate so many people don't have drive and tenacity. Jussie Smollett should've been doing club appearances, commercials, etc.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • hottlanta

    He got his check. I bet he wont be in the unemployment office early monday morning. They all signed that statement it is a done deal

  • Ghost

    He sure is using the word PROCESS a lot....??

  • Navybeans95

    Exactly...ain't seen him nowhere but empire....and I stopped watching around season 2...

  • Lady_Elle

    I totally agree!

  • IAmLegend

    That is some terrible ass advice lol. Thankfully he's not paying you lol.

    Jussie should plead Not Guilty because there is not enough evidence to convict him. All of the evidence against him is circumstantial. If his legal team can prove the CPD conducted this investigation illegally (which knowing their dumb asses, they did), all of the evidence they have against him will get tossed out anyway. He's not going to jail.

  • BingBangBoom

    I'm usually on the same page as you.. But just cause he Gay and got male associates dont mean they doing the butt! Unless you got that Paper tea??? ?

  • BingBangBoom

    I done forgot all about him!

  • lovelygamour

    I can understand him being mad at her for not going but to try and blackball her was low. im sure "the pakers" didnt pay all that well. so its not like she is just swimming in money. it was last minute-if im remembering right- so that means she wouldve paid triple for everything. easily 6 grand for 2 days and thats the bare minimum.

    he even tried to bait and switch dame dash.

  • Khaliah

    Jussie, and everybody else, needs to remember that he's black before he's anything else. He was black before he was gay. He can plead Alford and start ending this right now and keep his money. He's hated now so he will be found guilty. If he starts paying lawyers, he won't stop until he has nothing. I'm looking at this from a long-term financial aspect. He needs to hold on to every dime he has because it could be years before he works in the industry again. He's got a stigma attached to him now. He's tainted.

  • Jersey Girl

    Agreed

  • Dick Steel

    HAWHAW

  • Dick Steel

    How many malt liquors did yo have before posting this?

  • DreamKilla2.0

    Fawk democrats, fake news and you

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Monique's truth stikes the Second time for Lee Daniels. Jussie looks very dark now. His eyes are just empty. He is really sick.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Probably was until Jussie did this

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Probably Low from what Monique said about Lee Daniels,

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Lee like Steve Harvey let you know he Will do Anything for the dollar, Anything!!! Idiots.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    She tried to speak. Jussie back that thing up.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Well, he really can buy a subway now, And get one free. Equal value, iiiiihaaaa,

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Just like stupid Rae Carruth. Went from Millions to making 35 cents a day as a barber In Jail, not to pay Child Support. Don't Skip School Please!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    True and it is Wrong.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Monique agreed with that price. She admitted that. Monique had other problems with Lee. But, she exposed him as the Low Crook He Is. Watch out Oprah and Tyler!!!

  • wigmon68

    so his defense for sending the texts and calling them the day of the attack and writing the $3500 check is that he was just buying illegal drugs from these guys, not setting up the fake attack?

  • DroneRivers

    Thank you for such an intelligent and inspired response!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    More than one way!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Literally!!!

  • Navybeans95

    Oh foreal?...that's a smart move...

  • Allihave2say

    So this coconut will do fed time for hating on himself?
    LOL!

  • DreamKilla2.0

    Fawk off

  • Shakeyspizza

    He's a narcissist who believes, like most narcissists, that he is the smartest one in the room. He's smart and we're dumb. What he says is true and we MUST believe it because he's gay, black and HE said it's true. We're supposed to suspend all logic and reason and just blindly support him. Didn't you get that memo? Lol!

  • Shakeyspizza

    Or had his agent negotiate a raise. Nope! This scheme made more sense. Smh!

  • Shakeyspizza

    Which one? Jurnee or Jazz? Jurnee comes across as smug, defiant and arrogant as Jussie. His family more than likely knows the truth but will still back him. Yeah, it's about loyalty and blood, but I also feel this group would do whatever they need to in order to save face and/or promote an agenda. He needs to tell the truth and if his family and legal counsel are telling him to do otherwise (just keep fighting and pointing fingers), they really aren't doing him any favors. Tell the truth, take the "L", accept the punishment and then later down the road MAYBE he can come back. I think a lot of ppl would respect that. Again, Jussie is such a narcissist that he and the truth play hide and seek so it may not happen. He is just digging himself deeper.

  • Shakeyspizza

    Instead of telling the real truth and not a half truth (he WAS attacked BUT but he orchestrated it) showing all this "great character and integrity" I keep hearing he has, he would rather point fingers and escape consequences. This man has lied so much I think he actually believes he was attacked by two white MAGA supporters... lol! Seriously, as long as he gets even the slightest support, he is going to keep running with these lies. He is paying his legal team and his fans are just that...fans. But, his family should be telling him to do better. I wonder if any of his brothers or sisters is scratching their heads on this and just don't want to mess up the solidarity? Even IF he admits it, I believe they will still say he was attacked. Smh! If this was my family and I didn't believe it, I for sure wouldn't be doing any interviews. When I didn't show up for his court appearance, "hey, y'all, I forgot what time we was supposed to meet up to head that way and my cell fell in the toilet so I didn't know you called"...lol!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    You are right, Jurnee!!!

  • parisjok

    black actors female mostly make such a little amount of money as oppose to their white counter parts which is so unfair.

  • Yoni7

    Oh. But I don't think it was a "couple" per se'. I think one was a grandfather with his grandson at the meat counter and the lady was in the parking lot. Either way, it was sad and I understand what you're saying now.