The city of Chicago is currently suing the actor to recover the costs associated with investigating the alleged hoax set in motion by the actor.
Jussie Smollett reportedly is out as the lead in a show on Broadway called “Take Me Out” following his alleged hate crime hoax and trouble with the city of Chicago.
The 36-year-old actor reportedly was being considered for the lead role that would have been his debut on Broadway in the Tony-winning drama, per the Daily Mail Tuesday. But sources with knowledge now tell the outlet he will no longer appear in the play, despite charges being dropped against the “Empire” star.
“Everything was set to go and the producers were planning to announce that Jussie [Smollett] and Zachary Quinto were starring in the play last month,” one Broadway insider said.
“Everyone was so supportive after the attack and then suddenly, everything shifted,” the source added.