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'Empire' Shoots Scene Where Jussie Smollett Was Allegedly Attacked


Added 08-13-19 04:17:01pm EST - “Jussie Smollett's alleged attack location is now a production site for 'Empire.'” - Tmz.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Tmz.com: “'Empire' Shoots Scene Where Jussie Smollett Was Allegedly Attacked”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Art really does imitate life -- the "Empire" crew is firing up its cameras pretty much exactly where their former star, Jussie Smollett, insists he fell victim to a racist and homophobic attack.

FOX had a bunch of crew members from the show setting up a shot Tuesday in Chicago ... literally within a stone's throw from where Jussie says the Osundairo brothers gave him a clobbering, poured bleach no him and left a rope around his neck.

The set is literally in the shadow of Jussie's apartment building ... it's the high-rise with the reflective windows.

There are only stand-ins in these pics, but it's clear "Empire" is getting ready to shoot something. No word whether they're incorporating elements of Smollett's real-life drama into the show -- but this can't be a coincidence ... they've gotta know the significance of the location.

You'll recall ... Jussie said he got jumped around 2 AM on his way home from grabbing a sandwich, just near his apartment building on the 300 block of East North Water Street.

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