The Chicago – Grammy-winning R. Kelly’s bail has been set at $1 million by a judge, on Saturday after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on women and underage girls .
The 52-year-old, whose real name is Robert Kelly, under the terms of his bond, require him to surrender his passport and may not have contact with anyone under 18. His next court appearance is set for Monday.
Cook County Judge John Lyke set bail hearing for Empire actor Jussie Smollett earlier in the week, set the $1 million bail, or $250,000 for each of the four women involved in the charges against R&B singer
Cook County District Attorney Kim Foxx just gave more details of the alleged sex crimes to the press outside the courtroom, and says 2 of the 4 alleged victims turned in physical evidence to prosecutors.
R. Kelly’s lawyer reportedly said the singer’s finances are a mess, so he can’t bond out just yet. However, a source close to Kelly revealed he’ll be able to gather up $100k soon and post bail. If he does, he’ll be released from jail ahead of his trial.
Avenatti also spoke to reporters and started by blasting R. Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg. Avenatti says Greenberg has referred to all of the alleged victims as “liars” and insists the new sex tape is the same as the one from 2008, which Avenatti says is a lie.
He also claims Kelly, a three-time Grammy winner whose hits also include “Bump N’ Grind” and “Your Body’s Callin,”handlers were at the courthouse to keep Azriel Clary’s parents away from her and believes Azriel has been brainwashed.