R. Kelly Released from Jail After Paying His $100,000 Bond
The R&B singer was released from jail on Monday after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse
R. Kelly was released from jail on Monday afternoon after being indicted by a grand jury on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four alleged victims, Cook Country Sheriff confirms to PEOPLE.
The R&B singer secured his release by paying 10 percent of his $1 million bail amount.
Kelly, 52, appeared in court on Monday, after spending the weekend in Cook County jail, as he failed to post the $100,000 payment necessary for him to make bail, according to CNN, who also reported that the singer appeared in court in an orange jumpsuit.
The judge — who called the allegations against Kelly “disturbing” — explained the amount, saying the sum represents $250,000 for each of Kelly’s alleged four victims, the Associated Press previously reported.
On Monday, lawyer Michael Avenatti, who previously claimed earlier this month to have turned over a tape allegedly showing Kelly having sex with an underage girl, said he will be turning over a second alleged sex tape to prosecutors.
“I can confirm that we will be providing a second video showing R. Kelly engaged in sexual assault of a minor to prosecutors this morning. This tape was recently uncovered in connection with our ongoing nationwide investigation on behalf of victims. Justice must be done,” he tweeted.
Avenatti, 48, who is currently representing six clients — two alleged victims, two parents and two “whistleblowers” — in the investigation against Kelly shared screenshots from the alleged sex tape on his Twitter account and addressed them further during a press conference held on Friday.
In the tape that Avenatti had recently brought to prosecutors, Avenatti claimed that both the victim and Kelly repeatedly “refer to the victim’s age as 14” in excess of 10 separate times.
“Repeatedly on the video, the young lady refers to Mr. Kelly as ‘daddy,'” he continued during the press conference. “The video depicts Mr. Kelly engaged in oral sex with the young victim, both receiving as well as giving, as well as vaginal intercourse and anal penetration. There are also instances of Mr. Kelly urinating on the young girl on the videotape.”
The actions reportedly featured in the tape echo that of a similar act featured in a sex tape allegedly showing Kelly and another underage girl that led to his 2002 arrest on child pornography charges. Both Kelly and the girl denied they were the ones depicted in the video, and Kelly was not charged with assault. Six years later, a Cook County jury found Kelly not guilty on all 14 child pornography counts.
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