Sunday, February 24, 2019

R. Kelly Struggles to Raise Bail


On Friday R&B singer songwriter R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago and charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving minors [click here if you missed that].

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.'

10 comments:

ms mac said...

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.

No, his finances aren't a mess. This perpetrating fool been broke because how does one not have $100k in the bank after 20+ years in the biz?

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.'

Clearly his defense team thinks this is all a joke. Keep laughing Pied Pisser. He who laughs last, laughs best.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't he have to pay his back child support before they release him?

Anonymous said...

Duh, he has the 100K but what since does it make to put up that kind of money when he goes to court on Monday? He needs that money to pay for his lawyer, so everyone who is chiming in with him being broke, his broke is NOT our broke. Yes, I believe he needs to be held accountable for his crimes, but he also needs prayer because he started off as a victim like many of us do, but then you decide to overcome your abuse or become the predator after being the prey. God Bless you, Kelly family.

Anonymous said...

sense

Anonymous said...

12:07 stfu he was abused as a kid. As a man he knows what happened to him was WRONG as an adult he CHOOSE to become what destroyed him. Same as any child exposed to shit they shouldnt have. They didnt have a choice....as an adult they fucking do so please spare me with the victim shit. Just fucking spare me

Anonymous said...

While he was out here messing with these babies, he was possibly getting fucked financially. Remember he is an illiterate. Not a Cardi one but a real one. No excuses for the bad behavior tho. Up here looking like somebody long lost uncle. For some reason in the back of my mind, I think his attorney may be trying to pull a fast one about the finances.

Anonymous said...

All this is about is extorting millions for rich Black men.These Mf's don't care about justice, it's about the that bond money!!!!!

Unknown said...

4:20pm, wayment but what about the mofo committing the crime? This dude been out here buggN for decades.

Anonymous said...

12.07, how you know what he got? You his accountant or something? No celeb worth their salt would spend their weekend in jail just to save $100k. Please stfu and get the fk outta here.

Anonymous said...

This is what talented and dumb look like. Too stupid and sick to keep people around who would take care of his illiterate dumb ass.

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