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Jussie Smollet FIRED From EMPIRE - Begged To Keep His Job

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to 16 counts of lying to police as it's revealed his family enlisted Michelle Obama's former aide to try to persuade Chicago prosecutors



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Jussie Smollet has been fired from Empire, after begging creator Lee Daniels to keep his job, according to a new report.

Jussie's final episode with the hit FOX show was last week, which featured his character, Jamal Lyon, getting married in a same-sex wedding. The episode was the lowest rated episode of Empire in the history of the series.

Jussie made international news earlier this year, when he told police he was beaten by two Trump supporters who yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him outside his Chicago condo in January.

Police eventually arrested the actor in February and charged him with 16 felony disorderly conduct counts for allegedly making a false police report. But in a strange twist, Chicago's top prosecutor Kim Foxx dropped all charges against the actor, essentially wiping his slate clean.


But Kim Foxx couldn't save Jussie's career. Star magazine is reporting that he was fired from Empire.

"Jussie thought he'd get to ride it out," an insider tells Star magazine. The source added that the actor held private meetings with creator Lee Daniels and begged for his job.

"He thinks he's way too important. Jussie always felt the show would send an important message to the world if his character, the gay son, continued the family's legacy. Being written off wasn't anything he ever imagined."





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Jussie Smollett is facing up to 48 YEARS behind bars after being hit with 16 felony count indictment

The actor was emotionless as he made his plea. His attorney Tina Glandian accompanied him

Smollett, 36, was flanked by body guards and some members of his family 

    • He wore sunglasses as he entered the court but said nothing to his fans 
    • Some chanted 'Justice for Jussie' as he strode into the courthouse in silence
    • A new judge was assigned before Smollett made his plea on 16 felony counts 
    • It has also emerged that in the hours after the attack, his famous family enlisted Tina Tchen to help them try to steer the investigation 
    • Tchen contacted State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx and asked her to get the Chicago PD to give the investigation to the police
    • They were worried about the amount of information that was being leaked to the press within hours of the incident
    • Foxx later recused herself over her contact with Tchen and some of Smollett's relatives who she was texting and promising to keep updated  
    • The case did not go to the FBI in the end because there was not enough proof Smollett was a hate crime victim as he claimed   

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Did Nigerian Brothers SNITCH On Jussie Smollet? - Were released Without Charges

  • Actor Jussie Smollett orchestrated an assault against him, Chicago police say
  • Empire star hired two Nigerian brothers to beat him, investigators believe
  • Both men, Nigerian brothers, are friends of Smollett and said to be anti-Trump
  • The brothers were reportedly paid $3,500 and were promised additional $500 
  • Smollett has hired high-powered defense lawyer Michael Monico
  • Smollett said last month that he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack
  • Initial reports said two noose-wielding men yelled 'this is MAGA country'
  • Police say new evidence emerged in interrogations that requires investigation 

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE

Here is what we know so far about the alleged attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett and the ongoing investigation by the Chicago Police Department.

Since CPD is not commenting citing the ongoing probe, the public has been left to rely on Smollett’s version of events.

On January 29, Smollett was allegedly assaulted by two men at around 2am.

Reports indicated that he was allegedly beaten up and had a noose tied around his neck.

The alleged assault took place as Smollett was on his way home after buying a sandwich at a local Subway.

Initial reports indicated that the attackers were ‘white men’ who yelled ‘This is MAGA country’ while yelling racist and homophobic slurs and pouring bleach on him.

But during an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC’s Good Morning America, Smollett denied that his assailants wore red MAGA hats.

Smollett also told Roberts that contrary to reports, his ribs were not broken as a result of the incident.

After the assault, some began to wonder if Smollett concocted the entire story.

That there were those who doubted Smollett stems from a number of factors.

A Chicago Police spokesperson said on the day after the alleged attack that investigators were unable to find evidence of an assault.

The only surveillance camera at the scene was pointed in the opposite direction.

Smollett also phoned the police from his apartment rather than from the scene.

When Smollett initially refused investigators’ request to hand over his phone, this raised eyebrows.

Smollett then handed over his phone records, but they were redacted in order to protect the privacy of people not involved in the attack.

On Friday, police arrested two Nigerian men in the connection with the attack - only to have them released later.

Since both men are black, this has led some to be suspicious of Smollett’s claim that this was a hate crime.

Information emerged later on showing that Smollett knew the two men who were arrested since they were extras on Empire.

A theory floating around on social media stated that Smollett staged the attack because his character was being written off Empire.

But the show’s producers and writers quickly refuted that claim.

They also bought two red plain hats that they wore during the alleged attack, according to sources close to the investigation. 

Police believe that the red hats were purchased at a local beauty supply store in the Uptown section of Chicago.

'We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,' Chicago Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said. 

'We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview.' 

Chicago police are now ‘eager to speak to Jussie Smollett’ in light of the new information that was uncovered, according to ABC News.

‘We have been in touch with Smollett's attorneys,’ a Chicago Police Department spokesperson said.

Donald Trump Jr tweeted: ‘It appears that Jussie Smollett tried to manufacture a hate crime to make Trump supporters look bad and most of the media not only uncritically accepted his lies as facts for weeks, but attacked those who questioned the validity of his false story’
Journalist Michael Tracey blamed 'alarmist Trump-era narratives' created by 'popular culture and political media' which has led to 'all critical faculties go[ing] out the window'
Brian Flood tweeted: ‘CNN is all in on the Jussie Smollett news... but they keep forgetting the part where he claimed attackers were Trump supporters'

Brian Flood tweeted: ‘CNN is all in on the Jussie Smollett news... but they keep forgetting the part where he claimed attackers were Trump supporters'

Ryan Fournier tweeted: 'Jussie Smollett is a liar and a fraud'
‘There was never any real attack,’ according to Ryan Fournier. ‘Jussie paid to be attacked and then made it look like Trump supporters did it'
Andrew Surabian tweeted: ‘And just like with Covington, the media was all too willing to help Jussie Smollett pull off his hoax and in the process frame Trump supporters in the court of public opinion before any actual facts came out’
Celebrities rally behind Empire's Jussie Smollett after he is 'brutally attacked' in Chicago

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Comment by caribmama on March 15, 2019 at 2:01pm

Praying for you Jussie..... :-(

Comment by El-Bull on March 14, 2019 at 10:21pm

Marcella Edmmond Dude, typical of miserable  black women.....cu.nt.s like you want to be manly until you get your azz served to you then you holler abuse------I see your asz is jealous of your mouth because of all the shyt that comes out of it. Get lost little girl and stop playing with yourself and you might find a man who can tolerate you you, for an hour without putting his foot up your azz ----CU>NT!

Comment by Marcella Edmmond on March 14, 2019 at 1:21pm

El-Bull  BUTCH QUEEN!  I see you're still sitting in that fluffy pink robe and slippers with pink curlers in your hair. this will be the last time I entertain your childish behavior.  It was fun but I must go continue making my money and living my very best life. But before I go, i advise you to keep your head up and keep striving boo. Eventually you'll find that special someone, a light to your darkness, to occupy your wasted time and put a smile on that face. When you do, your days will be occupied so much to the point that you can let that FREAK FLAG FLY. Now run off and continue playing with yourself clown. LMAO 

Comment by El-Bull on March 13, 2019 at 9:54pm

marcella edmond you just proved my point about you-----do us all a favor and go crawl back up into the rotten hole you crawled out of and abort yourself and your son

Comment by Marcella Edmmond on March 13, 2019 at 11:17am

El-Bull,  girlfriend. you are comical to me, a clown.  You are still a bitter, lonely, old lady. LOL! Unlike yourself, I am very comfortable and happy with ALL OF THE MEN in my life. I have a wonderful son that would make any mother proud and I have an exceptional, loving, and adoring husband who is the epitome of greatness.  I support my men in what ever they want and need to be successful black men in this world. my son who is in his 3rd year of college, and my husband who earns a six figure salary seem to be doing just fine to me. I don't care that you are gay and I don't care about your outlook on life it's apparent that you are a miserable black man. If you were really confident in your manhood and sexuality, you wouldn't feel the need to insult, belittle, or berate ANY OTHER HUMAN BEING. You don't bother me because I am satisfied with my life and the lives of those i love.I find it hard to believe that you are truly happy with yourself and how you live your life. But that's neither here nor there.  You work on yourself. Maybe staying off this blog may help because you really have nothing important or positive to add and your comments are useless.  Ok sweetie, you have a beautifully blessed day and remember to be TRUE TO WHO AND WHAT YOU REALLY ARE. smooches!!!!

Comment by El-Bull on March 11, 2019 at 7:35pm

marcella edmond---that's a typical weak reply from a c.un.t. like you. Bytches like you always think that by coming after a man's sexuality, that it diminishes him.  Well C.U.N.T I'm secure in my manhood unlike your undercover boyfriend /husband if you have one-----I FEEL SORRY FOR ANY MALE CHILDREN YOU MAY HAVE AS I AM SURE THEY ARE ALREADY EMASCULATED TO THE PINT THEY ARE WEARING DRESSES.  


Comment by Wayne Bacchus on March 10, 2019 at 2:41am
if this is true that sentence is way too harsh!!!!! that man lied. Ok he was wrong, The punishment is too harsh
Comment by Natalie on March 10, 2019 at 12:16am

Hmmmm...I wonder if he is going to try and plead insanity and pay off an underpaid psychiatrist to say he has been getting treated for years unbeknownst to anyone in his family OR say he is on prescription meds that can make you delusional as a side effect. I cannot wait for this trial to started, they failed to convict R Kelly in Chicago so the prosecutor in this case is going to make an example out of him.

Comment by ALECIA GRANT-HYDE on March 10, 2019 at 12:01am
48years for lying?when we have real criminals get off with 2-4 years like really?
Comment by Marcella Edmmond on February 24, 2019 at 11:49pm

El-Bull i never attacked you! And as for calling me out my name, like I said, you have a problem and you are lacking something.  You spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME ON HERE ATTACKING PEOPLE. My brother people like you make me smile. LOL. Why do you remind me of a old lonely,  bitter woman? LOL .You make me laugh every time you comment on anything or anyone. Simply comical to me. I question whether or not you are gay. Side eye. Wink. Wink. Lol! 

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