CHICAGO — R. Kelly was launched from jail on Saturday for the second time in lower than two weeks after being taken into custody this week for failing to pay his ex-wife greater than $160,000 in baby assist.
Mr. Kelly was charged final month with 10 counts of aggravated felony sexual abuse and spent a weekend in jail earlier than a lady who described herself as a pal posted $100,000 bond.
It was not instantly clear who organized for Mr. Kelly’s launch on Saturday. His lawyer, Steven Greenberg, stated the one that posted the $161,663 bond wished to stay nameless.
“I promise you, we’re going to straighten all this stuff out,” Mr. Kelly stated after he left the Cook County Jail in Chicago, based on tv station WSB-TV.
He was taken into custody on Wednesday after having appeared in courtroom. He had been ordered final month to pay his ex-wife Andrea Kelly $161,663 in baby assist. They have three kids collectively.
Mr. Kelly, 52, has repeatedly denied the allegations towards him, together with throughout a dramatic interview with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning,” which began airing segments on Wednesday. He screamed, cried and jumped out of his chair, proclaiming he had done nothing wrong.
Mr. Kelly’s former criminal defense lawyer, Ed Genson, told Neil Steinberg, a columnist at The Chicago Sun-Times, that Mr. Kelly was “guilty as hell.” Mr. Genson represented Mr. Kelly as he fought child pornography charges that, after six years of delays, culminated in a 2008 trial. He was found not guilty.
Mr. Genson said that he did not think Mr. Kelly had “done anything inappropriate for years” because, he said, he sent the singer to the doctor for “libido-killing shots,” according to Mr. Steinberg’s column, which was published on Thursday.
Mr. Genson also said that he had vetted Mr. Kelly’s songs and told him to rewrite lyrics that suggested he was attracted to young girls. He said that the song “Ignition,” a brazenly sexual song about a man driving around with a woman, was originally about a high school driving instructor and his students.
Mr. Kelly’s current criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Greenberg, said “you’d think a legend like Genson would recognize a jury acquitted him and that should be the end of it.”
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