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News of 20th Century Fox’s decision to remove Jussie Smollett from the final episodes of “Empire” following his arrest led co-hosts of “The View” to discuss if his case has become a public spectacle.

Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested early Thursday morning. Shortly thereafter, a judge set his bond to $100,000 and he posted bail at $10,000.

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Police allege that Smollett staged his own attack. Smollett has denied the allegations.

“He hasn’t been tried and convicted yet,” Sunny Hostin reminded viewers. “If it is true, it is shameful, it is heinous…there is a problem here but again, for the [Chicago] Police Department to come out and lay this all out, we have to still be skeptical.”

Ana Navarro defended how the CPD dealt with Smollett’s case. “They put some of the stuff out there because they wanted the public’s help,” she said.

“But also, it was Jussie Smollett putting out a lot of this information,” Navarro continued. “Part of the reason that he’s getting the court of public opinion is his own fault.”

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