Artwork actually does imitate life — the “Empire” crew is firing up its cameras just about precisely the place their former star, Jussie Smollett, insists he fell sufferer to a racist and homophobic assault.
FOX had a bunch of crew members from the present organising a shot Tuesday in Chicago … actually inside a stone’s throw from the place Jussie says the Osundairo brothers gave him a clobbering, poured bleach on him and left a rope round his neck.
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The set is actually within the shadow of Jussie’s house constructing … it is the high-rise with the reflective home windows.
There are solely stand-ins in these pics, however it’s clear “Empire” is on the point of shoot one thing. No phrase whether or not they’re incorporating components of Smollett’s real-life drama into the present — however this cannot be a coincidence … they’ve gotta know the importance of the placement.
You may recall … Jussie mentioned he acquired jumped round 2 AM on his method residence from grabbing a sandwich, simply close to his house constructing on the 300 block of East North Water Road.
That is the place the “Empire” group had arrange camp. To offer you a visualization … here is a side-by-side of the block the place the assault allegedly occurred, and the place manufacturing vans at the moment are parked.
After all, Jussie was finally accused of mendacity and making the entire thing up, and acquired indicted by a grand jury too. He was cleared of all prison costs although in a tit for tat with Cook dinner County State Legal professional’s Workplace — however he is not out of the woods but.
The Metropolis of Chicago is suing him for the price of the investigation after which some, and Jussie’s at the moment in the midst of making an attempt to struggle it.
Jussie will not be wherever close to the shoot … until he simply desires to go see outdated pals. FOX has already mentioned it has no plans to convey him again for the brand new season.
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