Deadline is reporting that because of the Chicago police investigation into what really happened to Jussie Smollett in the alleged assault last month, he has been cut from action in the upcoming season of the Fox drama Empire.
The media house says this was confirmed by well-placed sources which say that Smollett’s scenes in episodes of the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong co-created series are being slashed for production on Empire this week.
And this comes amid reports that he paid the two Nigerian brothers to orchestrate his own attack. The actor was invited for a chat with the Chicago Police Department, but he didn’t show up.
The actor reportedly had a lot of dramatic stints and musical performances in the upcoming season. And now, Deadline adds that there are no plans right to make any changes to the remaining episodes of the fifth season.
Empire returns for the remainder of its fifth season on March 13.