“Jussie and many others were hurt by these unfair and unwarranted actions,” his attorneys said.
The Fox series is in the midst of its fifth season.
“The show was made to bring America together,” series co-creator says.
Viewership fell double digits from the show’s last original episode in December.
The “Empire” actor was arraigned Thursday in Chicago.
“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.
“The Five” co-host Jesse Watters later apologized for mixing up the newscasters.
The “GMA” host sat down with Smollett on Feb. 14.
“For too many years I was loyal to a man I shouldn’t have been,” Stiller joked.
Ola and Abel Osundairo were paid to stage the attack, according to Chicago police.
“We have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”