CHICAGO (CBS) – Less than two weeks after “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about a hate crime, prosecutors have dropped charges in the case.

Actor Jussie Smollett attends the Trevor Live Los Angeles Gala 2018, in Beverly Hills, California on December 2, 2018. (credit: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

Smollett’s spokesperson said his record would be “fully expunged.”

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