Several Scenes With Jussie Smollett In Upcoming “Empire” Episode Cut Due To Attack Scandal

Jussie Smollett‘s Empire screen time is getting slashed in the wake of a growing sentiment that he staged the so-called “attack,” reports TMZ.

Production sources told TMZ that Jussie was supposed to have 9 scenes and a big musical number in the second to the last episode — which is being shot now — but 5 of his scenes have been cut, and his musical number has been taken out as well.

TMZ also revealed that Smollett’s case is heading to a Grand Jury as early as Tuesday. Law enforcement sources told the media outlet that the focus is presenting evidence that could lead to a felony indictment against Smollett for allegedly filing a false police report.