— R Kelly remained silent after being released from prison
The R&B R Kelly has continued to deny all of the charges made against him, and lawyer Greenberg insisted in a statement that the ‘accusers were mistakenly coached into believing they were victims’.
R Kelly has been posted bail and been released from custody after pleading not guilty to 10 charges of sexual abuse.
The singer, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly, was confirmed to have posted the 10% of his $1million bail charge needed to be released from jail following his lawyer’s declaration that he was innocent.
In a hearing on Monday, R Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg spoke on behalf of his client and pleaded not guilty on his behalf.
Prosecutors are charging Kelly with 10 incidents of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on four victims, three of which were underage at the time.
Cook County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed that he has now paid the amount needed to be released after two days in prison. Upon his release, he remained silent before jumping into a black SUV waiting for him. He originally claimed he did not have the money to afford for his release, which prompted fans to offer to pay up instead. It’s not clear at this time who ended up paying the money needed.
He is due to appear in court on the charges on 8 March, where if convicted, he could receive a sentence of up to 70 years in jail. Attorney Michael Avenatti has worked closely in the case against the star, and has confirmed he’s handing over a sex tape that allegedly shows Kelly performing sexual acts with a 14-year-old to the prosecution.
R Kelly has continued to deny all of the charges made against him, and lawyer Greenberg insisted in a statement that the ‘accusers were mistakenly coached into believing they were victims’.
Following the not guilty plea, Chicago journalist Sarah Conway released the bond proffer detailing the charges against Kelly. It states in one of the incidents, the shirt the victim was wearing at the time was submitted for DNA testing and the male DNA identified in the sample is a match to Kelly.