Jussie Smollett’s screen time in the TV show ‘Empire’ is getting slashed following speculations that he staged the homophobic attack he reportedly suffered recently.

Jussie’s case is heading to a Grand Jury as there are reports that he planned with two brothers to attack him then filed a false police report.

In the wake of the scandal, Jussie’s role in Empire is being slashed. He was supposed to have 9 scenes and a big musical number in the second to the last episode currently being shot, but 5 of his scenes have been cut, and his musical number has been removed.

In the remaining 4 scenes, Jussie is no longer the focus. The scene features an ensemble, meaning he’s flanked by a number of cast members.

With his roles reduced, Jussie will be spending less time on set and he won’t be rehearsing with the crew, TMZ reports, quoting production sources.

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