Lee Daniels Addresses "Empire" Cast's "Pain & Anger" Amid Jussie Smollett Scandal

March 21, 2019

Empire creator Lee Daniels took to Instagram on Wednesday to discuss how he and the show's cast are doing in the wake of Jussie Smollett's scandal and legal drama. "Me and my cast have experienced pain, anger, sadness and frustration," Daniels shared in a video. "And [we> really don't know how to deal with it, ya know?" Daniels never mentioned Smollett by name, but referred to what he called "the incident" and compared the recent weeks to "a freaking roller coaster."