R Kelly released from jail after child support payment made

R Kelly released from jail after child support payment made

In February, the singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of four women - pleading not guilty to all charges.

The LA lawyer, who reps an unnamed "whistleblower" in the ongoing criminal case, said on Twitter than he plans to hand over his evidence to "law enforcement". "Use your common sense", he said through sobs and screams, before claiming that "people have been stealing my money".

The Chicago Sun-Times said Kelly spent three nights behind bars after he was hit with a civil contempt charge when his ex-wife Drea Kelly complained that he missed more than eight months of payments to support his three children.


In a recent appearance on "CBS This Morning", Kelly broke down and said he was "fighting for his f-king life" in an interview about the sexual abuse charges. He initially said he only said that had a third of the money, but a judge refused to allow him to pay in parts.

According to American TV channel CNN, Kelly briefly addressed reporters outside the jail, saying: "I promise you, we're going to straighten all this stuff out".

More freakish still, public figure and high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti continues to wade his own way into this controversy, revealing on Saturday morning that his team continues to uncover "significant additional evidence" that Kelly violated the Mann Act by transporting underage girls across state lines to sexually assault them. The R&B singer blames his ex-wife Andrea Kelly for the disconnect.


Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for the Cook County sheriff, which operates the jail, did not know who paid the back child support, according to the Associated Press.

Kelly also told CBS that people had stolen money from his bank accounts. He offered no details. Somehow R. Kelly (full name Robert Sylvester Kelly) was able to find the needed sum and was granted his released. She did not know who made the payment.

After Kelly was jailed, Smith revealed that Kelly had been found in contempt for failing to pay the child support and ordered into custody.


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