R Kelly Released From Jail As Unknown Person Pays $161,000 Child Support

Oscar Cross
March 10, 2019

The Cook county sheriff's spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said someone had paid the sum for the R&B singer.

According to R.Kelly's attorney, Steven Greenberg, who spoke immediately after Kelly on his behalf, the once lucrative artist was faithful in making payments. So far, the public has learned that Kelly denies all allegations made against him. "I love my fans".

He was arrested and jailed Wednesday over what authorities said was failure to pay his ex-wife child support of $161,000 - which is the amount he was told to post to be freed. "He paid it religiously until he couldn't make any more money because of all of these statements that are being made and all of the rumors and all of the innuendo and, frankly, because of the charges".

R. Kelly is out of jail once more following his latest legal issue.

A few days ago, Kelly found himself behind bars over not paying over $160,000 in child support.

As previously mentioned, Kelly was taken into police custody after failing to cough up his $161,633 in back child support on Wednesday.


Kelly, wearing a grey sweatshirt under a red coat, left jail just before noon local time (around 4am Sunday AEDT), accompanied by Greenberg.

In February, the singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of four women - pleading not guilty to all charges.

Kelly is estranged from the three children from his 10-year marriage to Drea, which ended in divorce in 2009.

In the interview, he also tearfully and angrily rejected allegations that he had sex with underage girls. He was tried in that case and acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008.

Federal investigators are closing in on Kelly, as they have conducted multiple interviews this week, and sources close to the investigation tell us they believe an indictment will soon be issued against the singer.

R. Kelly explained his dismal financial situation during an 80-minute interview with Gayle King, which started airing on "CBS This Morning" earlier this week and thus, the need for a donor.

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