According to the disgraced R&B star’s lawyer, R. Kelly spent another night in jail Saturday because he did not have the $100,000 necessary to secure his release on bond.
He’s required to post 10 percent of the total $1 million bond to walk out of Cook County jail following his indictment and arrest last week on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, as reported by Rolling Stone. His attorney, however, said the sum is too steep for his client.
Steve Greenberg painted a bleak picture of Kelly’s financial situation, saying he “really doesn’t have any money” following years of allegations that have plagued his professional life.
“This is someone who should be wealthy,” the attorney added. “I don’t think he even owns the rights to ‘I Believe I Can Fly.'”
Earlier this year, Sony Music dropped Kelly from its record label amid backlash over a recent television documentary series.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, “Surviving R. Kelly” included claims from a number of accusers. Kelly and his legal team have denied his involvement in any of the alleged sex crimes.
He is set to appear in court again on Monday. The charges announced last week pertained to a total of four alleged victims — three of whom were 16 or younger at the time of alleged sexual abuse dating back more than two decades.
In addition to those counts, Kelly is expected to face criminal charges related to the nearly $170,000 he allegedly owes in back child support, as reported by Page Six.
After describing his client’s finances as “a mess” during a press conference, Greenberg said Kelly is “trying to get it together” but “doesn’t have it sitting in the bank, sitting in a shoe box, sitting anywhere.”
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