Empire Crew Worried That Jussie Smollett Scandal May Force Show To End

Media reports in the United States indicate that cast and crew of the television series Empire are concerned that their time on the show may be coming to an end, no thanks to the Jussie Smollet scandal.

The 36-year old who plays Jamal Lyons and has done so for the past five years that Empire has been on the air- is facing 16 counts of felony false report of offence after it was revealed that his initial claim of being attacked in a racial homophobic attack was not true.
The scandal has forced the production company to kill off the Jamal character. The worries are now further compounded as the next season of the show has not been renewed. There are fears that it might be cancelled as a result of the negative attention the case has attracted.
Earlier today, Smollet was in court as he was formally indicted of the charges.

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