Jussie Smollett’s Empire Scenes Will Be Cut Following Attack Controversy

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 Empire may be changing up the script for upcoming seasons. Cast member Jussie Smollet who plays Jamal Lyon on the FOX show is accused of paying two men to stage an attack against him. Originally, Jussie Smollett told police that he was attacked by racist and homophobic Trump supporters. Apparently, when cameras were pulled police found two men who were identified as two black men, Ola and Abel Osundairo. When taken into custody, the two men revealed that they were paid $3,500 by Smollet to stage the attack. Now I’m not sure how true this is or why Smollet would do such a thing but I do know his role on Empire will be affected because of it. Producers claim that Smollett was supposed to be featured in nine upcoming scenes and even perform a solo music scene. However, following the allegations his solo music scene will be cut and five of the nine episodes.