Cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom for Jussie Smollett‘s next hearing in Chicago later this week, a judge ruled Tuesday.

One still camera and one video camera will be allowed when the “Empire” star appears in court Thursday, Chief Cook County Criminal Courts Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. decided, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

Smollett’s trial judge will decide whether cameras can be present for future hearings in the case, he added.

Smollett’s attorneys didn’t object to the presence of media in the courtroom, saying there had been a lot of “false information spread” in the case, according to NBC Chicago.

The embattled actor — who is accused of filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a hate crime — attended Tuesday’s hearing, even though his presence was not required in the court.

A spokeswoman for Smollett said he wanted to “show up and show respect to the court.”

“He wants to hold his head up high, show confidence in his innocence,” Anne Kavanagh told NBC.

“He’s not hiding from anything.”

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