"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been cleared of all charges against him after prosecutors dropped the 16 felony counts against him for making a false report that he was attacked by two men.
Attorneys for Smollett said in a statement that his record "has been wiped clean" after Chicago police accused the actor of staging his attack because he was “dissatisfied” with his "Empire" salary last month.
Cops alleged that Smollett paid Ola and Abel Osundairo $3,500 via a check to help him stage the assault.
While Smollett's current "Empire" salary is unknown, according a Variety report from 2016, the show's second season, he was making significantly less than his co-stars. At that time it was reported that he earned around $20,000, while co-stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson were getting paid around $175,000 per episode.
However, the show has been a hit -- having completed its fifth season -- and given its success salaries are expected to have risen commensurately.
Smollett's salary was reported in line with Howard and Henson's on-screen children, Trai Byers and Bryshere Y. Gray.
Smollett's overall net worth is also below his co-stars, according to data from GoBankingRates.com.
Here's a look at some "Empire" cast members' reported net worths, according to the personal finance site.
JUSSIE SMOLLETT'S NET WORTH: $1,000,000
Besides "Empire," Smollett's credits include "The Mighty Ducks," "North," "The Skinny" and "Alien: Covenant."
TARAJI HENSON'S NET WORTH: $16 MILLION
Henson's TV and film credits include "Person of Interest," "Hustle & Flow," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," for which she received an Oscar nomination. Her role as Cookie Lyon on "Empire" has also earned her two Emmy nominations in 2015 and 2016.
TERRENCE HOWARDS' NET WORTH: $5 MILLION
According to Variety, Howard reportedly makes more than $125,000 per episode as a lead in "Empire." But the actor has had a lengthly career with roles in "Law & Order," 2008's "Iron Man" and "Hustle and Flow."
GABOUREY SIDIBE'S NET WORTH: $6 MILLION
Sidibe rose to fame from her breakout role "Precious," which made over four times its $10 million budget following its release, according to Box Office Mojo figures.
BRYSHERE GRAY'S NET WORTH: $2 MILLION
TRAI BYERS' NET WORTH: $1.5 MILLION
GRACE GEALEY'S NET WORTH: $2 MILLION
DIRECTOR LEE DANIELS' NET WORTH: $20 MILLION
CO-CREATOR DANNY STRONG'S NET WORTH: $5 MILLION