(UPDATE, Feb. 25, 2019:) On Monday evening, R. Kelly posted bail after spending the weekend in a Chicago jail on sex abuse charges.
According to CBS News, he was arrested last Friday “and charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, three of whom were minors.” The allegations date back to 1998 and span more than a decade, the site reported.
In court on Monday morning, Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg entered not guilty pleas for the 52-year-old Chicago native.
On Saturday, a judge set his bond at $1 million, requiring the singer to dole out 10 percent of that. And despite Greenberg claiming that Kelly’s finances are a “mess,” somehow the Pied Piper could afford the $100K bond today.
Apparently, an unknown person loaned him the money:
Here’s video of Kelly and Greenberg leaving jail on Monday:
Earlier today Michael Avenatti, mostly known for representing adult film star Stormy Daniels, told the press that had Kelly’s accusers not been Black, they would have been taken seriously. Remember, Avenatti obtained VHS footage of Kelly allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old that he turned over to authorities.
Kelly could face up to 70 years in prison if found guilty on these charges.
Original Story Posted Feb 22, 2019:
Kelly’s perverted ways have seemingly caught up with him. The disgraced singer has been indicted on 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse by the Cook County State’s Attorney. His victims allegedly include four victims, three of which are minors, The Chicago Sun Times reports. A no-bail arrest warrant was approved for Kelly’s arrest.
After an intense investigation, popular lawyer Michael Avenatti obtained VHS footage of Kelly allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old that he turned over to authorities. He took to Twitter to celebrate Kelly’s indictment. Each charge carries a seven year max sentence.
According to Avenatti, details about his investigation will be revealed in a press conference around 4pm today.
Kelly’s atrocities were exposed in the recent Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly giving much steam to the #MuteRKelly movement.
R. Kelly was acquitted in 2008 for child porn related charges, but it seems this dog is about to get his day again and the Internet is rejoicing.
See what they’re saying about his indictment and him posting his bond:
Which one of you muthafuckas gave R Kelly that bond money? 🤔— lil duval (@lilduval) February 25, 2019
I REALLY need to know who the idiot is that put $100K up to get #RKelly out of jail?? You got $100K laying around and that’s how you’re spending it? We need a name!!— Giselle Phelps (@GisellePhelps) February 25, 2019
So R Kelly fans have started a GofundMe to help post bond and he is actually getting out pic.twitter.com/xZmoSs1W4H— Monroe Hutchens (@Supermari64) February 25, 2019
“The real victim is Rob. He was victimized at eight years old by his sister,” says R. Kelly’s friend of 30 years outside Cook County Jail this afternoon. https://t.co/a2J9zmNTBk pic.twitter.com/gYAqhSrr3u— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) February 25, 2019
R. Kelly's arrest is the culmination of DECADES of work by Black women activists, and the brave victims, who have been demanding justice.— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) February 22, 2019
Sending love and light to Kelly's victims. No matter what happens, we stand with you.
Before today’s news I thought about this sentence a lot:— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) February 22, 2019
“Even seventeen years of reporting hasn’t been enough to turn as bright a spotlight on [R.]Kelly as the one exposing many others, because no one, it seems, matters less in our society than young black women.” Jim DeRogatis
I told R Kelly dumb ass he should’ve just left the country— lil duval (@lilduval) February 22, 2019
I just have one question for R.Kelly right now... pic.twitter.com/vFjTnuNzTS— KP (@KP_Folarin) February 22, 2019
r kelly, 6ix9ine and jussie smollett together in jail pic.twitter.com/LiSbaRcLex— roman (@rassaraba) February 22, 2019
R KELLY IS GOING TO JAIL pic.twitter.com/0KO0PJoGE8— Judge Moreno👩🏾⚖️ (@missusmoreno) February 22, 2019