‘Empire’ Execs Don’t Think Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Attack Was Over Money
Some theories about the alleged self-planned attack on Jussie Smollett have pointed at the Empire star wanting more money from the show. This potential publicity stunt may have gotten him a pay raise. TMZ spoke to sources who say the producers had no indication that Smollett wanted to get more cash. Smollett earns a reported $150,000 per episode.