R. Kelly is still inside of a jail cell this morning as his lawyer, Steve Greenberg says the 51-year-old singer does not have the money to immediately post his $100,000 bail.
According to Newsweek, Greenberg told reporters on Saturday that he is confident Kelly will be able to produce the money eventually. The singer also owes $162,000 in back child support to ex-wife, Andrea Kelly.
Greenberg also said that Kelly’s defense team is pleased with the bail amount, given the severity of the counts against his client. Kelly is being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
“Right now he’s presumed innocent,” he said according to CNN. “We haven’t seen any reason to believe that these allegations are credible. Mr. Kelly is strong, he’s got a lot of support and he’s going to be vindicated on all these charges—one by one if it has to be.”
Kelly has long denied the allegations against him.
R. Kelly Indicted On 10 Counts Of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Black Twitter Rejoices
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R. Kelly's arrest is the culmination of DECADES of work by Black women activists, and the brave victims, who have been demanding justice.— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) February 22, 2019
Sending love and light to Kelly's victims. No matter what happens, we stand with you.
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Before today’s news I thought about this sentence a lot:— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) February 22, 2019
“Even seventeen years of reporting hasn’t been enough to turn as bright a spotlight on [R.]Kelly as the one exposing many others, because no one, it seems, matters less in our society than young black women.” Jim DeRogatis
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I told R Kelly dumb ass he should’ve just left the country— lil duval (@lilduval) February 22, 2019
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I just have one question for R.Kelly right now... pic.twitter.com/vFjTnuNzTS— KP (@KP_Folarin) February 22, 2019
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r kelly, 6ix9ine and jussie smollett together in jail pic.twitter.com/LiSbaRcLex— roman (@rassaraba) February 22, 2019
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R KELLY IS GOING TO JAIL pic.twitter.com/0KO0PJoGE8— Azealia’s advocate (@missusmoreno) February 22, 2019
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