The decision to drop charges has sparked a backlash that prompted the actor's attorney to issue a statement accusing Chicago officials and police of trying to "smear" his client even after the case is closed.
At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.
Kelly, who also faces felony charges that allege he sexually abused three girls and a woman in Chicago, shouted and cried as he spoke in an interview. He said his ex-wife was lying when she alleged he'd abused her.
A spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff's Office said the money was posted late Monday afternoon, and Kelly was expected to be freed by early evening. He will be forbidden from having any contact with females younger than 18.