Jussie Smollett Made Decision To Reduce ‘Empire’ Screen Time

Published: Tuesday 19th Feb 2019 by David

There’s been an important development in the Jussie Smollett assault case.

Earlier today the reputable TMZ reported that Smollett’s role on the hit show ‘Empire’ had been reduced as the police investigate the violent crime he is now recovering from.

The website’s report gave many reason to believe the show’s producers had cut his camera time in response to talk that he orchestrated the attack and was behind a racist letter sent to him shortly before it took place.

Now, the truth has emerged thanks to well-placed sources at the show.

The Metro reveals…

Jussie’s role on Empire was reduced at the request of his family who believed going back to work shortly after the incident was a mistake, not because producers believe he is lying about it. ‘He was keen to shoot scenes and commit to the production schedule. When coupled with the fact that the men he says attacked him still pose as a security risk, his family begged him to take time off.’

The source added…

The production team at the show are behind him all the way but could see he needed some breathing space so agreed to give him as much time off as he would like. ‘The decision was his.’

Smollett is now said to be using this time to spend time with loved ones and recover from the attack.

TMZ adds…

Less work for Jussie means more work for writers, who are busy making edits. In the past 24 hours, we’re told the script has undergone multiple revisions.

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  1. Versace February 19, 2019

    Once again people being to quick to judge.. TMZ are not reliable

    • Karma February 19, 2019

      Girl stfu! And this story is reliable? How do you know?

      • Versace February 19, 2019

        F*** you b****! The story has been corrected! meaning the first story saying the network had cut down his roe was not true , it was Jussie’s decision, so therefore the first story was unreliable, you p**** shut your ass of a mouth!

      • Big Momma February 19, 2019

        Read her to filth, Karma!!!

    • Meme February 19, 2019

      TMZ is probably the most reliable news outlet around. More accurate and quicker at delivering news than the actual news.

      Please describe one time when TMZ was accurate?

      • Blanco February 19, 2019

        TMZ got the story from TGJ though. This whole thing is a Grape Juice exclusive.

  2. Lx February 19, 2019

    Shabye! More like he getting out of the HEAT FAST. producers probably cut his time as all of this mess could endanger the show!

    • Suga Plum February 19, 2019

      Or because he needs time to recover. You guys are so blood thirsty it’s sad.

      • Moti25 February 19, 2019

        Yeah I don’t but that recovery BS, not one bit. Be a fan that’s cool but don’t be dumb

      • Caleb February 19, 2019

        Did you not watch his GMA interview? This “recovery” been happened.

  3. Moti25 February 19, 2019

    More lies!!! Sikuud

  4. Big Momma February 19, 2019

    How much did Jussie pay David for all these pro-Jussie posts??? $3500??? LOCK THEM UP!!!

  5. truthteller February 19, 2019

    Right because an actor asks for less screen time. If he is that traumatised, why doesn’t he take a break from the show?

    • Caleb February 19, 2019

      He’s definitely not traumaztized as one can see in that GMA interview.

  6. Ruth February 19, 2019

    Recover from staging a hate crime. This dude is going to jail. The FBI are already involved because of the hate mail and white substance he mailed to himself

    Jussie has hired a high profile lawyer, ask yourself why

    The nigerian boys are singing to the cops. Nigerians don’t care about loyalty. They will snitch on you when sh1t hits the fan.

    • Caleb February 19, 2019

      It has nothing to do with their being Nigerian. Why tf would they not snitch in this case? They aren’t the ones who organized it. They were doing what they were paid to do. Why take the fail for him?

  7. Jj February 19, 2019

    That grape is lying they are withholding all the stories about him lying their the only ones maintaining his innocence. It’s like he’s paying them but this not the only blog we look at

  8. Jj February 19, 2019

    Stop calling them the Nigerian dudes they was born and raised in Chicago their American lol

  9. JUs February 19, 2019

    Hire me I’ll be his replacement for now

  10. ERIC February 19, 2019

    He’ll have plenty of time off next week after the grand jury gets the whole story.

  11. Sdot February 19, 2019

    Y’all made 2 articles on the same exact sub-topic in the same day. Literally almost back to back. Smdh

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