Jussie Smollett’s screen time on ‘Empire’ is being slashed in wake of allegations that he staged his so – called hate crime attacks.
Production sources have reported to TMZ that Jussie was suppose to have 9 scenes and a big musical act in the second to the last episode, which is being shot now, but 5 of his scenes have been cut. His musical act has also been cut.
As of the remaining 4 scenes, he is no longer the focus.
With his duties being cut, Jussie will be spending way less time on set. So much less time that he won’t even need to rehearse.
Jussie’s case is heading a Grand Jury. Law enforcement sources say the focus is presenting evidence that could potentially lead to a felony indictment against Jussie for allegedly filing a false police report.
We’ll keep you updated.