R. Kelly Struggles to Raise Bail

February 25, 2019

USA Today

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On Friday R&B singer songwriter R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago and charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving minors.

On Saturday Kellz was granted $1 million bond, but he's still behind bars after being unable to come up with 10% of the money...

From The Daily Mail

Singer R Kelly will spend another night in jail after being unable to make bail, as prosecutors allege he solicited underage girls for sex even as he was on trial for child pornography.

While on trial in 2008, R Kelly still found time to talk to fans, give autographs and to meet an underage girl he later invited to his home, according to prosecutors who depicted the R&B star as manipulative and sometimes violent. 

Other accusers included a girl who met Kelly at her 16th birthday party and a hairdresser who expected to braid the singer's hair only to find that he wanted oral sex instead, court documents said.

The accounts emerged Saturday as Kelly made his first court appearance since being accused of sexually abusing four people in a case that could produce another #MeToo reckoning for a celebrity.

 

Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr imposed a bond of $250,000 for each of the four women the embattled R&B singer, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly, is accused of abusing. 

He will be able to post just 10 percent of the bond amount - $100,000 - to be released under the D-bond. 

Kelly's lawyers had asked for a lower bond amount, arguing that the defendant's finances are a mess in part because he was recently dropped by his record label. 

He also had to surrender his passport even though his attorney, Steve Greenberg, said Kelly is not a flight risk, telling the judge: 'Contrary to the song, Mr Kelly doesn’t like to fly.'

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