R Kelly pleads not guilty & released on $100,000 bail

R. Kelly

R. Kelly

A woman who is accusing R. Kelly of sexual abuse discussed her allegations against the R&B singer in Beverly Hills on Monday. (TMZ)R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

At least four law enforcement agencies outside Cook County have opened investigations into her clients' complaints, Allred told a news conference on Monday, including the New York Police Department and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.

The fourth and final victim was identified as J.P., and the incidents she was involved in led to the final three sexual abuse charges against Kelly. O. C. Division 8 RTU, with the singer still unable to cover his $1 million bond.

His next hearing is scheduled for March 22, although he is due in court on March 6 for a hearing related to his outstanding child-support payments of around $160,000.

The R&B singer's bail amount was 10 percent of the $1 million bond set by a judge Saturday.

"Conduct that is illegal, criminal and is indicative of someone who should never walk free another day in his life", said attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents one of the alleged victims in Friday's indictment.




On Monday, Kelly appeared before Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit and spoke only to confirm his name.

Blavitize your inbox! Join our daily newsletter for fresh stories and breaking news. Greenberg did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday. He alleged the girl in the tape refers to herself as a 14-year-old multiple times.

After the unnamed witness obtained and watched the video - which reportedly showed Kelly having sex with the victim, who repeatedly stated her age, in a house that the witness recognized as belonging to Kelly - they turned the tape over to the state's attorney's office.

Kelly is charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four females, including three who were underage when prosecutors allege that the abuse occurred. An infamous tape that allegedly showed Kelly urinating on a young girl formed the basis of his 2008 child pornography trial; Kelly denied it was him on the tape, and was acquitted after the girl said to be on screen refused to testify.

In response to that possibility, Greenberg told reporters Friday after Kelly's arrest that "Double jeopardy should bar that case". Not-surprisingly, Kelly came up with the dough and was released yesterday. Greenberg said Kelly denies the allegations. "We're going to see what the evidence is, and we're not going to worry about some grandstanding".

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