Jussie Smollett's 'Empire' Role Cut Amid 'Attack' Scandal Smollett was recently accused of paying two men to stage an attack against him. According to TMZ, the claims have prompted 'Empire' producers to drastically cut his upcoming appearances on the show. In the second to last episode, which is currently being filmed, Smollett was supposed to have 9 scenes and a musical number. The script has reportedly undergone numerous revisions. TMZ's sources say that 5 of his scenes, as well as the musical p

The Latest: Smollett gave police false information in 2007 case

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The misdemeanor complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in September 2007 says that Smollett gave the name of his brother, Jake Smollett, when he was asked by an officer. He also signed a false name on the promise to appear in court. Smollett also was later charged with false impersonation, driving under the influence and driving without a valid license.

Court records show Smollett pleaded no contest to the reduced charge of giving false information, in addition to driving under the influence and driving without a valid license counts. The records show he later completed an alcohol education and treatment program and completed the terms of his sentence in May 2008.

The details of the complaint were first reported by NBC News.

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