In breaking news, producers for FOX hit ‘Empire’ have announced that they are slashing Jussie Smollett‘s character Jamal out of the remainder of the current season.
Peep the statement below…
“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us. Jussie has been an important member of our EMPIRE family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”
Despite Smollett heading straight from court to the set of the FOX show yesterday, multiple reports claimed show-runners have been working overtime on re-writes to reduce his scenes in light of the drama.
Now, in light of events, more drastic measures have been taken.