"This is not a fact, Jussie will NOT return to the Empire" Daniels said in a tweet to Variety.
After reporting on an "exclusive" headline, "Empire writers" were preparing for the return of Jussie Smollett in season 6. "
The drama starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will end after the sixth season.
Smollett was eliminated from the final episodes of the program's fifth season after allegations he faked a hate crime against himself in January. But although the studio did not include him in the series, he had left open the possibility of his return to the show he is part of since 2015.
In April, Daniels had said that Smollett's fate was still being considered. "There are only two judges: God and that man who wears a robe, and I can not judge, I can only have compbadion," he said at the time.
Smollett was charged with multiple felonies after he allegedly tricked the Chicago police into believing he had been the target of a hate crime in January.
Controversy after the withdrawal of charges.
Later, prosecutors dropped the charges against him, a decision that outraged the mayor and the police chief. The city demanded that he pay more than $ 130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation.
An Illinois judge also ordered authorities to uncover the file of his criminal case last month, and some of the documents were delivered soon after.
Smollett denied the allegations and his lawyers have said the actor will not be intimidated to pay the city.
The show was filmed in Chicago and legal problems between Smollett and city officials, as well as insurance concerns, were "causing a dilemma," Daniels said in April.