‘Empire’ Execs Don’t Believe Jussie Smollett’s Motive

‘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. 

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