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R. Kelly Spends Second Night in Jail After Failing to Make $100,000 Bond

“He’s trying to get it together… he doesn’t have it sitting in the bank, sitting in a shoe box, sitting anywhere,” singer’s lawyer says of bail money

And released by the Chicago Police Dept., R&B singer R. Kelly is photographed during booking at a police station in Chicago, Il. R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, is due in court Saturday after being charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17R. Kelly Investigation, Chicago, USA - 22 Feb 2019

Following a bail hearing Saturday, R. Kelly spent a second night in jail after the singer failed to pay the $100,000 necessary to bond out.

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Following a bail hearing Saturday, R. Kelly spent a second night in jail after the singer failed to pay the $100,000 needed to bond out prior to his trial.

Kelly turned himself in to Chicago police Friday night after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The singer remained behind bars that night awaiting Saturday’s bond hearing, with the judge handing down a $1 million bail; Kelly only needed to pay 10 percent, or $100,000, in order to be released.

However, Kelly’s attorney Steven Greenberg told media Saturday that the singer’s finances were “a mess,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

“He’s trying to get it together,” Greenberg said, adding that Kelly has struggled for money since his record label dropped him. “He’s trying to get it together … he doesn’t have it sitting in the bank, sitting in a shoe box, sitting anywhere.”

“This is someone who should be wealthy,” Greenberg said (via WGN9). “I don’t even think he owns the rights to ‘I Believe I Can Fly.'” Kelly ultimately spent Saturday night in custody.

Kelly had another opportunity to pay his bond Sunday morning at 9 a.m. CST, however, as of late Sunday afternoon, Kelly was still in custody, his advisor Don Russell confirmed to Rolling Stone. The Cook County Sheriff ‘s Office inmate database shows Kelly as still behind bars. His next court date is February 25th, when he’ll reportedly be assigned a judge and enter a plea.

In a press conference Saturday, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx detailed the charges against Kelly, with the 10 counts drawn from his encounters with four women, three of whom were underage at the time. Two of the alleged victims provided authorities with evidence that potentially contains Kelly’s DNA, reportedly his semen.

 

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