R. Kelly has been granted launch from jail in the present day (March 9) after paying over $160,000 in again little one help charges, The Chicago Tribune studies and representatives for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Pitchfork.
Earlier in the present day, Chicago Tribune reporter Megan Crepeau confirmed in a tweet that Kelly had paid six figures in again little one help and could be launched throughout the following hour or so. A Cook County Sheriff’s Office consultant later confirmed to Pitchfork that Kelly has paid the civil contempt purge and is not in police custody. His subsequent court docket date is March 13.
Kelly was taken into custody by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office on March 6 throughout a listening to over his unpaid little one help. Kelly reportedly owed over $200,000 in again little one help to his ex-wife Andrea Kelly, and was advised he would face jail time if he did not pay $161,633 of that quantity.
On February 22, Kelly turned himself in to authorities in Chicago after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. On February 25, Kelly was released from jail on $100,000 bail—10 p.c of the $1 million bond set by the choose. Kelly pled not responsible to all 10 counts of aggravated felony sexual abuse, which stem from charges involving 4 ladies (three of whom have been underage) who prosecutors say Kelly abused throughout the interval of 1998 to 2010.
Earlier this week, Kelly appeared on “CBS This Morning,” the place he spoke with Gayle King. The look marked Kelly’s first interview since being arrested on fees of sexual abuse. He denied all allegations of bodily, sexual, and psychological abuse levied towards him.
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