OUT AGAIN! R. Kelly is OUT OF JAIL AGAIN!
R&B singer R. Kelly, accused of sexual abuse, was released from a Cook County jail on Saturday in a case stemming from allegations of unpaid child support.
Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly, told reporters “I promise you we’re going to straighten all this stuff out. That’s all I can say right now.”
Kelly, 52, was already out on bail in a criminal case accusing him of aggravated sexual abuse, and was taken into custody on Wednesday over $161,663 in allegedly unpaid child support dues.
Kelly was taken into custody on Wednesday by a judge after he said that he did not have the entire $161,000 he owed in child support. Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for Cook County Sheriff’s Department, which operates the jail, told the Associated Press that she did not immediately know who paid the child support he owed.
Steve Greenberg, Kelly’s lawyer, told reporters Saturday that his client is innocent and enjoys the presumption of innocence.
“We don’t try people in the court of public opinion. So we’re going to focus on the evidence, we’re going to fight the case in the courtroom,” Greenberg said.
He said that with regards to the child support case and what was posted, a judge had entered a gag order and that he could not comment much on that case. “He’s got a divorce lawyer. She’ll be addressing those matters when they go back to court on Wednesday,” Greenberg said.
David France, manager for Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea Kelly told the Chicago-Sun Times in an article published earlier this week that the singer had not made any of his payments.
Kelly pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse last month. A grand jury indictment listed four victims, at least three of whom were younger than 17 at the time of the alleged abuse between May 1998 and January 2010.
Authorities set his bond in the criminal sex abuse case at $1 million, which meant he was required to come up with 10 percent of that amount in order to be released.
Kelly was criminally accused of sexual misconduct in 2002, eventually tried on child pornography charges in the same case and cleared by a jury in 2008 on all counts.[https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/singer-r-kelly-released-jail-after-payment-made-child-support-n981396]
We shall see where this GOES NOW…
So who paid off the CHILD SUPPORT!??
R.Kelly was released from a Chicago jail after turning himself in for the second time in nearly two weeks. According to CBS, Cook County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says she does not know who posted the $161,000 payment.
Upon his release, Kelly spoke briefly to reporters. “I promise, we will straighten this out. That is all I can say right now,” the 52-year-old singer said, before adding, “I love my fans,” and dashing off.
According to R.Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, who spoke immediately after Kelly on his behalf, the once lucrative artist was faithful in making payments. Greenberg implied that the ongoing controversy and allegations surrounding the singer has impeded on his ability to earn a living.
“The man was paying 20,000 a month in child support. He paid it religiously until he couldn’t make any more money because of all of these statements being made. And all of the rumors and all of the innuendos, and frankly because of the judges. He paid the child support year after year [before that].”