A Cook County Sheriff’s office official says singer R. Kelly won’t be released from jail until he pays $ 161,000 in back child support.
Wednesday, March 6th 2019, 8 : 59 AM PST
Wednesday, March 6th 2019, 2:09 PM PST
A Cook County Sheriff’s Office official says singer R Kelly won’t be released from jail until he pays $ 161,000 in back child support.
Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday during a hearing over the child support and that his next hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday
Kelly’s publicist, Darrell Johnson, says Kelly came to the hearing to pay $ 50,000 to $ 60,000, but the judge wanted the whole amount. He says Kelly didn’t have the whole amount because he wasn’t able to work.
Kelly was last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four women, including three who were underage at the time the abuse was alleged to have occurred. He spent a weekend in jail before someone posted his $ 100,000 bail, and his defense attorney said at the time that Kelly’s finances were “a mess.”
The 52-year-old has no wrongdoing and says his accusers are lying.
“CBS This Morning” on Wednesday broadcast Kelly’s first interview since he was charged with sexually abusing four people. Kelly says “all of them are lying.” Kelly says he’s done “lots of things wrong” when it comes to women, but he says he’s apologized. He denies doing anything against his will
The singer believes social media is blame for creating the allegations against him.
At one point during the interview, Kelly stands up and rants, saying: “I have been buried alive , but I’m alive. ” He says he needs someone to help him “not have a big heart.”
CBS says it interviewed Kelly for 80 minutes
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