CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s official: embattled actor Jussie Smollett is not returning for the final season of “Empire.”
The head of Fox Entertainment made the announcement to a group of television critics Wednesday, confirming series co-creator Lee Daniels’ decision to drop Smollett.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Wind Chill Advisory In Effect, Wind Chills Dropping Well Below Zero
The Fox chief said the network wanted to make sure they had all the information before making a final call.
Smollett was accused of staging a hate crime attack against himself in Chicago. Prosecutors eventually dropped the charges.READ MORE: View Live Radar
Also, learned Smollett recently sold his California home at a loss.
According to ‘Variety,” Smollett sold his Studio City bungalow for about $1.65 million. That is $30,000 less than he paid for it a couple of years ago.MORE NEWS: Many Chicago Area Schools To Close Or Go Remote Wednesday Due To Extreme Cold
The 2,600 square foot home was not listed for public sale, but property records show the deal closed July 15.