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The network behind TV’s “Empire” is standing behind embattled actor Jussie Smollett. “Jussie Smollett continues to be a consummate professional on set,” Fox said in a new statement. The statement came amid reports that Smollett’s role in the series is being cut back amid skepticism over the actor’s claims he was attacked in Chicago in January. In a new twist, Inside Edition has learned that Smollett was once prosecuted for lying to police in Los Angeles about his name.