R. Kelly was taken into custody on Wednesday in Cook dinner County, Illinois, after he was in court docket for a listening to over unpaid baby assist.
The 52-year-old R&B singer left the courtroom along with his authorized staff via a unique door than he entered, however his fingers weren’t cuffed. Cook dinner County Sheriff’s Workplace spokeswoman Sophia Ansari informed The Related Press that Kelly was detained and can be transferred to the county jail.
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Kelly, in keeping with the spokesperon, will not be launched from jail till he pays $161,000 in again baby assist.
Kelly was detained simply over per week after he pleaded not responsible to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. He posted bail on Feb. 25 and was launched from jail.
The singer is charged with having sexually abused 4 girls years in the past, together with three who have been underage on the time.
Hours earlier than he was taken into custody, Kelly lashed out at CBS’ Information Gayle King in an interview with “CBS This Morning” that aired on Wednesday. Kelly swore he “did not do that stuff” and stated he is “preventing for his life.”
“I am very bored with the entire um, lies, I have been listening to issues and seeing issues on the blogs, and I am simply drained,” he stated within the interview, and added that the lies that hassle him probably the most included “that little women trapped in a basement, helicopters over my home, attempting to rescue somebody who would not have to be rescued as a result of they are not in my home.”
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“[I did] numerous issues fallacious relating to girls however I apologized in these relationships,” Kelly stated. He adamantly denied breaking any legal guidelines the place girls are involved.
“Everyone says one thing dangerous about me. No person stated one thing good. They was describing Lucifer. I am not Lucifer. I am a person. I made errors, however I am not a satan.”
Kelly was charged in a grand jury indictment that was unsealed on Feb. 22. He was booked and a bond court docket decide set the singer’s bond at $1 million, requiring Kelly to pay 10 p.c.
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Kelly — who should not have contact with females youthful than 18, in keeping with the situations of his launch — initially was unable to provide you with the $100,000 bail and spent the weekend in a Chicago jail, earlier than another person posted it on his behalf.
The singer’s subsequent listening to is scheduled for March 13.
Fox Information’ Jessica Sager and The Related Press contributed to this report.