R&B singer R Kelly, who goes by the government name of Robert Sylvester Kelly, has finally been released from jail after posting bail.
The 52-year-old was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse by Cook County’s State Attorney last week, following allegations made by a host of women in the recently aired Lifetime documentary series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’.
The “storm is over hitmaker’ has now been allowed out of jail after handing over 10 percent of his $1 million bail amount.The “Ignition” singer has been set free after spending the weekend behind bars.
Kelly’s attorney Steven Greenberg has also pleaded not guilty on Kelly’s behalf.R. Kelly’s bond was set at a whopping $1 million by Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr.
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Judge John says he set R. Kelly’s bond at $1 million as the allegations made against R. Kelly were very”disturbing”.
He also revealed he came to the decision by setting the bond at $250,000 for each of the four people who he has been charged with sexually abusing.
Previously, Greenberg-Kelly’s attorney claimed his client denies any wrongdoing. Following the allegations against Kelly, several stars have spoken out against him, including Lady Gaga and Celine Dion, who both pulled their collaborations with the rapper from streaming service in the wake of the claims.
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According to Daily mail, the “I Admit” crooner is next scheduled to appear in court on 22nd March 2019.