“Jussie Smollett continues to be a consummate professional on set and as we have previously stated, he is not being written out of the show,” 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment said Wednesday in their joint statement.
Chicago police are still investigating the physical assault Smollett reported to them on Jan. 29. Earlier this week, CNN reported that Chicago Pd now believe Smollett might have paid two brothers to stage the attack.
Last week, Fox released the following statement on Smollett:
“The idea that Jussie Smollett has been, or would be, written off of ‘Empire’ is patently ridiculous.