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Jussie Smollett suspended from Empire TV show

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Image caption Jussie Smollett will not appear in the final episodes

Jussie Smollett will not appear in the final two episodes of Empire, the shows executive producers have said.

In a statement, they said the past few weeks had been “incredibly emotional” for the team.

They called the allegations that Mr Smollett had falsely claimed he was the victim of a hate crime “disturbing”.

The 36-year-old African-American actor is accused of filing a fake police report claiming he was the victim of a homophobic and racist assault.

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