Fox Studios Backs Jussie Smollett: ‘We Are Gratified on His Behalf’ Over Dropped Charges

20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment are relieved by the news that the charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett have been dropped.

“Jussie Smollett has always maintained his innocence and we are gratified on his behalf that all charges against him have been dismissed.”

The Empire writing team has also put out a statement suggesting they’re pleased with the turn of events.

Back in January, Smollett’s character was written out of Empire’s most recent season finale after he arrested and charged with faking a politically-charged hate crime against himself. The development put Smollett’s future on the show into question, even as he met with colleagues to ask for their support and maintain his innocence.

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