CHICAGO: R&B celebrity R. Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday for failing to pay little one assist, simply weeks after he was briefly detained on intercourse abuse expenses.
“He was taken into custody and he can be transported to Cook dinner County jail later right this moment,” Sophia Ansari of the native sheriff’s workplace mentioned following a court docket listening to in Chicago.
Ansari mentioned Kelly owes $161,000 and is required to pay the total quantity, with the subsequent court docket date within the case set for March 13.
Kelly pleaded not responsible on February 25 to 10 counts of aggravated prison intercourse abuse towards 4 victims, three of them minors. He was freed on $100,000 bail the identical day, after spending three nights in jail.
Hours earlier than the Wednesday’s listening to, CBS aired an interview with the musician by which he denied these expenses — his first public feedback since being indicted final month.
“I did not do that stuff. This not me,” Kelly instructed CBS This Morning, saying he was “combating” for his life.
“Whether or not they’re previous rumours, new rumours, future rumours, not true,” mentioned Kelly, who grew to become extraordinarily upset and emotional throughout the interview.
The intercourse acts are alleged to have occurred between Might 1998 and January 2010, in accordance with prosecutors.
Kelly has been repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct earlier than.
In 2002 he was charged after allegedly filming himself having intercourse with a 14-year-old woman. He was tried and acquitted of kid pornography expenses in 2008.
A 2017 BuzzFeed report later alleged he had saved girls as digital intercourse slaves at properties he owns in Chicago and Atlanta.
And in January, a six-part documentary known as Surviving R. Kelly was launched. It mentioned he had engaged in sexual, psychological, and bodily abuse of women and girls.