*Jussie Smollett‘s personal issues have unsurprisingly affected his standing with his fellow “Empire” co-workers as well as put a negative light on the series which has lead to several cast members wanting him gone as in written off the show, reports TMZ.
The site goes on to say that “many” of the series’ actors are “f**king furious” and feel if FOX honchos don’t fire Jussie, he should quit on his own … because he doesn’t deserve a spot on the hit show.
People are pissed at him because everyone on set had Jussie’s back after the “attack,” but in light of the new evidence police have laid out … many of them feel hurt and embarrassed.
Almost everyone on set is said to be worried about how Smollett’s damaged the show’s reputation … and could continue to do so if he remains part of the cast.
On the other hand, Smollett still has some cast and crew members who believe he’s telling the truth because they can’t fathom him pulling off a hoax like this. Supposedly arguments have erupted over how best to handle the situation.
Obviously Smollett is well aware of the dissension on set. TMZ also reported that he showed up on set Thursday after his court session and the absolutely insane aftermath with reporters and cameras, etc and apologized to everyone, but still insisted he’s innocent.
He’s even changed his number because certain pissed off cast members were blowing up his phone. He’s only given his new number to the people still in his corner.
As we reported, Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday and is facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. He was released from custody after posting a $10k bond and has been ordered to have no contact with the Osundairo brothers.
Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson says Jussie’s dissatisfaction with his “Empire” salary motivated the ruse and claims Smollett was also responsible for the hate letter sent to Fox Studios.