R. Kelly posted bail on Monday afternoon and was launched from the Chicago jail the place he spent the weekend, officers stated.
The 52-year-old R&B singer’s launch got here hours after his lawyer pleaded not responsible on his behalf to all 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse that he faces.
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A bond court docket choose on Saturday set Kelly’s bail at $1 million, requiring the Grammy Award-winning singer to pay 10 p.c. Kelly should not have contact with females youthful than 18, based on the circumstances of his launch.
Kelly was booked on Saturday and was initially unable to provide you with the $100,000 bail to be launched.
The “I Imagine I Can Fly” singer was charged in a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving 4 victims, three of whom had been minors.
Allegations that Kelly violated underage women and girls and held some as digital slaves have adopted the singer for many years. Kelly has repeatedly denied any sexual misconduct, and he was acquitted of kid pornography expenses in 2008.
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Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who stated he represents two individuals who have accused Kelly, stated his authorized staff gave prosecutors a second video Monday that exhibits Kelly sexually abusing a minor. Avenatti beforehand gave prosecutors video proof that he stated confirmed Kelly having intercourse with an underage woman.
“The conduct within the tape will be described as nothing in need of outrageous, unlawful. It leaves no query as to Mr. Kelly’s guilt,” Avenatti stated.
Kelly’s protection legal professional, Steve Greenberg, stated on Monday that his shopper has carried out nothing fallacious, and nobody has proven him proof proving in any other case.
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“Everyone is entitled to a protection. Everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence,” he stated. “We should always all be taking a step again. Let’s have a look at what occurs, what the proof is and the way this performs out.”
Kelly’s subsequent court docket date is scheduled for March 22.
The Related Press contributed to this report.