Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson claimed Jussie Smollett staged his personal assault to get a pay elevate however the executives at Empire aren’t shopping for it, in accordance with TMZ. Empire sources declare they by no means even heard whispers of Smollett’s frustration about his wage on the present and if there have been, he by no means talked about it.
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Jussie Smollett was reportedly making $125Ok per episode which is on par along with his co-star Bryshere Y. Gray. Taraji P. Henson and Terrance Howard reportedly make $250Ok per episode. The actor was within the midst of a long-term contract with Empire however he nor his reps ever inquired about it.
However, different sources declare that Jussie Smollett’s motive for allegedly staging his personal assault was the discharge of upcoming music. Smollett was dissatisfied with the reception of his album and he grew to become increasingly harassed after over the debut of recent music.
Smollett’s destiny on Empire continues to be up within the air, regardless of his contractual agreements. Last week, it was revealed that he was minimize from the ultimate episodes of Empire season 5 as a way to “keep away from additional disruption on the set.” A number of days later, it was reported that Smollett’s character, Jamal Lyon, might be re-cast in upcoming seasons of the present.
Smollett was charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly submitting a false police report which carries a most Three-5 yr sentence.