Judge Refuses to Lower R. Kelly Child Support

March 14, 2019

USA Today

from rhymeswithsnitch

Last week R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago after falling $161,000 behind in child support [click here if you missed that].

A judge just refused R. Kelly's request to lower his support order despite Kelly's claims of being destitute...

From CBS Chicago

Exactly one week after ordering R. Kelly jailed for failing to pay child support, a Cook County judge refused to reduce the singer’s monthly payments to his ex-wife, according to his attorneys.

Kelly spent three nights in Cook County Jail last week, after failing to comply with a court order to pay more than $161,000 in overdue child support. He was released on Saturday after friends and family paid the money for him, and on Wednesday he sought to have those $21,000 monthly child support payments reduced, because he is not working.

“If you can’t play a show, if you can’t go out on tour, if they’re not streaming your music anymore, obviously you’re going to have financial problems. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure that out,” attorney Steve Greenberg said.

Kelly’s publicist, Darryll Johnson, said Kelly has no assets to sell, not even his home at Trump Tower, because he rents the condo, and paid rent in advance several years ago. Johnson said he and Kelly’s attorneys are representing him for free.