Jussie Smollett is officially off the hook!

All criminal charges filed against the “Empire” star in connection to the January attack on him in Chicago have been dropped according to a statement from his attorneys.

Read their full statement below:

The Chicago Police Department claimed the actor and singer lied about the racial and homophobic attack on him in an effort to increase his pay on “Empire.”

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Chicago PD ultimately arrested and charged Jussie with 16-counts of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report after two brothers, Obabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo, claimed the actor paid them to attack him in the wee hours of the morning.

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Jussie appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He has always maintained his innocence.

Not only have the charges been dropped against Jussie Smollett…the records have been sealed and expunged.

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