The episode focuses on a celebrity accused of faking an assault in New York.
Judge Michael Toomin slammed prosecutors, saying the case “lost its bearings.”
“Empire” co-creator says he regrets rushing to judgment.
“The show was made to bring America together,” series co-creator says.
“This later turned out to be a big betrayal,” attorney Gloria Schmidt insists.
Indictment claims the actor lied to Chicago police about being victim of phony attack.
Ola and Abel Osundairo were paid to stage the attack, according to Chicago police.
Network disputes reports the actor’s role on “Empire” is being reduced.
“Jussie Smollett must be brought to justice for lying,” says LA activist Najee Ali.
Actor’s attorneys insist he played no “role in his own attack.”