Jussie Smollett has had a very busy day.
He started the morning out by being arrested by Chicago police for his now infamous fake hate crime.
Then after posting $100,000 bond, Smollett was released and fled the scene quickly without taking any questions.
Now because he’s a rich, leftist celebrity, this evening word is that Smollett is already back on the set of his hit show “Empire.”
Because apparently liberals don’t have to pay for their crimes?
From The Daily Caller:
Jussie Smollett was spotted back on the set of “Empire” on Thursday shortly after he appeared in court for his bail hearing, where it was set at $100,000 for allegedly staging his attack.
The 36-year-old actor posted the bail and soon after was spotted on the set of his Fox show in Chicago, per the Hollywood Reporter. It comes after the “Empire” star turned himself into authorities earlier in the day on one felony count of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report.
Sources told the outlet that the actor had added security with him for the shooting of “penultimate episode” of season five. Insiders shared that as the case has continued to unfold from an alleged hate crime to an alleged staged attack, the writers have several different options they are looking at to close out the series.
One of those options reportedly includes “keeping Smollett’s character, fan-favorite Jamal Lyon, in the script or writing the embattled actor out of the episode.” …
As it turns out, this might be the last time Smollett appears on set after all.
“We understand the seriousness of this matter and we respect the legal process,” Fox tweeted. “We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.”
“We understand the seriousness of this matter and we respect the legal process. We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.” – STATEMENT FROM 20TH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION AND FOX ENTERTAINMENT
— 20th Century Fox TV (@20centuryfoxTV) February 21, 2019
There’s more, from The Daily Wire:
The walls are quickly closing in on actor Jussie Smollett, who now faces the possibility of either being suspended or written off the show, “Empire,” after being charged with a felony by Chicago P.D. for allegedly staging his own “hate crime.”
According to an exclusive at Variety, Fox is now openly considering removing the actor from “Empire.”
“Sources close to the production told Variety that producers are weighing whether to suspend the actor after he was charged Wednesday in Chicago with filing a false police report,” reports the outlet. “A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television, which produces the series, declined to comment. Smollett’s status on the show may change amid a fluid legal situation.” …
Maybe there is a little bit of justice in the television world after all.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news:
— Cher Aultman (@Cher352) February 21, 2019
Translation : We are evaluating whether keeping Jussie on the show will be more or less profitable and we will render our decision once we’ve crunched the numbers.
— 𝔗𝔥𝔞𝔱 𝔒𝔥𝔦𝔬 𝔐𝔢𝔱𝔞𝔩 𝔊𝔲𝔶 (@MeighanDwayne) February 21, 2019
What is there to even think about @20thcenturyfox 20th? He wasted the valuable time of the Chicago Police, wanted to ignite a race war and you have to evaluate it?
— Cynnabun (@cynnabun73) February 21, 2019
after evaluating the situation, I’ve determined you should fire this terrible person so you don’t look awful. There. Free crisis management.
— Devon Pierce (@Zenbridge) February 21, 2019
It is an outrgage that Rosanne Barr was fired over a tweet and Jussie remains on the show (even temporarily)! What a double standard..
— trakela (@tenarakela) February 21, 2019
he not only concocted this whole thing, he then went on NATIONAL TV AND LIED TO THE COUNTRY,
and you’re still considering options?
Not watching FOX anything anymore,
There should be nothing to consider, and the fact that he hasn’t been fired yet its a disgrace. #goodbyeFOX
— Dusty Bottoms 🇺🇸 (@bottoms_dusty) February 21, 2019
How long does it take to fire @JussieSmollett after seeing and hearing all the facts?!
— GodBlessUSA (@Jules74750209) February 21, 2019
One word: race
— Jennifer (@iLoveYouElote) February 21, 2019
He should be fired immediately…
People like Jussie are the problem with this ugly world and why we will always be divided.#JussieSmollettHoax
— Jordan (@Jord_45) February 21, 2019
To be continued…
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