Kelly Released From Jail After Making Bail

Kelly Released From Jail After Making Bail

Authorities say R. Kelly has posted bail and will be released from a Chicago jail within the hour.

On Saturday afternoon, a judge set bond at $1 million.

Moments after R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to aggravated sexual abuse, the attorney for one of his accusers said there's more damning evidence against him. Kelly is being charged with 10 accounts of sexual abuse against four different women.

But Kelly's defense maintains that the child support payment will not delay his release from jail upon payment of his bond.

"He has to rely on others acting on his behalf", Greenberg said.

R. Kelly has spent jail time after failing to cough up the $100,000 cash required to meet bail.

Kelly faced the child pornography charges more than a decade ago, at a trial where the victim did not testify.


After visiting the outlet, Kelly headed to a cigar lounge, where he was reportedly joined by two women who now live with him, Jocelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, according to Chicago Sun-Times reported Nader Issa, who tweeted updates after the star was released from jail. He posted $100,000 of his $1 million bail on Monday.

His lawyer Steve Greenberg had said on Saturday that Kelly was not as rich as his fame would suggest.

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents two Kelly victims, gave prosecutors a videotape that allegedly shows Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has another tape to give to prosecutors, but Greenberg isn't anxious.

Later, it was reported that there were a number of fans, most of whom were female, calling into the county clerk's office inquiring about how they could go about paying to get Kelly out of jail.

The incidents, in which three of the alleged victims were minors, took place between 1998 and 2010.

-This item has been corrected to reflect that Avenatti did not say whether the two videos he turned over to the authorities depict the same girl. But the attorney said publicly Friday that his client is innocent.


Metro.co.uk has contacted R Kelly's lawyer for comment.

At a court hearing Monday, Kelly's case was assigned to Cook County Associate Judge Lawrence Flood, who will preside over the trial.

By Monday evening, the campaigns in support of Kelly appeared to have been removed.

He said he has also learned of a third video, but wouldn't specify what was on it. Kelly and this particular victim had sexual encounters around once a month for a year, according to the documents.

The 55-minute video dated from around 2000 also showed a 14-year-old girl, though Avenatti did not specify whether it was the same girl as in the first video.

Kelly, best known for his hit single "I Believe I Can Fly", had been confined to a prison hospital ward to keep him apart from the general inmate population, his lawyer said.


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