R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty, And Leaves Jail After Posting Bond

Oscar Cross
February 28, 2019

After visiting the outlet, Kelly headed to a cigar lounge, where he was reportedly joined by two women who now live with him, Jocelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, according to Chicago Sun-Times reported Nader Issa, who tweeted updates after the star was released from jail. She claimed Kelly got her pregnant when she was underage and that he arranged for her to get an abortion, according to Jim DeRogatis, the Chicago journalist who has been reporting on Kelly's sex allegations for decades.

R.Kelly is a free man, at least temporarily, as he was able to come up with the 100, 000 dollars before getting bail.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, several women sat on the hood of a vehicle that was parked next to Kelly's van, where they took pictures and danced after he exited the restaurant.

Avenatti did not immediately give details about the second tape.

R. Kelly is scheduled to appear to court again on March 12. Avenatti said that Kelly was dependent on the people on his team to help him target underage girls, lure them, and pay them, off to keep him quiet for years.

Prosecutors have charged Kelly, 52, with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse pertaining to four women, including three who were minors when the abuse allegedly occurred. He now has to pay 10 per cent of the total to leave custody. The witness turned a tape over to authorities and identified the girl, who repeatedly stated her age on the footage, according to the documents.

Steve Greenberg told The Associated Press on Sunday that Kelly could be out as early as Monday, but he added that others have to act for him and the coordination is complicated because Kelly is behind bars.

Avenatti said the second video involves a 14-year-old girl.

R. Kelly, who turned himself in to police Friday night, spent the weekend in jail.

The charges against the performer came just weeks after the Lifetime television network aired a six-hour documentary series entitled "Surviving R Kelly" in which multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct and abuse. Avenatti revealed that the tapes had been reviewed by his office and handed over to Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx a week before Kelly's arrest.

Each of the 10 charges carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Kelly has denied the charges.

"We haven't seen any evidence, any reason to believe these allegations are credible", Mr Greenberg said.

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