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The actor said he plans to focus on "bringing truths to the world" instead.
The "Empire" actor claims he didn't stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself. Chicago officials say otherwise.
The "Empire" actor's frequent comments about his reported hated crime "aren't the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy."
Network executives said there are currently "no plans" for actor Jussie Smollett to return for the show's final season.
"These past couple of weeks have been a freakin’ roller coaster," said creator Lee Daniels.
The "Empire" actor appeared in a Chicago courtroom on Thursday to deliver his plea.
The actor was recently indicted on 16 felony counts for allegedly faking an attack on himself.