R. Kelly, one of the most successful R&B acts of all time, was still in jail Sunday afternoon after he failed to immediately produce the $100,000 in cash required to make bail.
A judge in Chicago set Kelly’s total bond at $1 million on Saturday, a day after he was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse against four victims, three of whom would have been underage at the time of the alleged crimes, according to prosecutors.
Kelly’s bond was set at $250,000 for each of the alleged victims in the case. To leave police custody, he’s required to pay 10% of the total, or $100,000.
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Steve Greenberg, Kelly’s attorney, told reporters after Saturday’s bail hearing that he was “very happy” with the bond and that it seemed “fair and reasonable given the allegations.”
But Greenberg said his client “really doesn’t have any money at this point” due to “mismanagement,” “hangers-on” and “bad deals.”
He added Kelly would ultimately be able to come up with the required $100,000. “He’s trying to get it together,” Greenberg said.
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“He doesn’t have it sitting in the bank.”
Illinois does not have bail bondsmen, Greenberg pointed out.