R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To All 10 Counts Of Sexual Abuse


R. Kelly has been ordered to surrender his passport, and he can not have any contact with any woman under the age of 18.

Known for hits like "I Believe I Can Fly", Kelly surrendered to Chicago police Friday night.

The singer's next court date is March 22.

There are multiple logistical issues that could have thwarted Kelly's efforts to pay over the weekend, said Joseph Lopez, a criminal defense attorney in Chicago not connected to the Kelly case.

A woman who says R. Kelly sexually abused her beginning when she was 17 years old blasted statements by the R&B singer's attorney that Kelly's accusers are lying. The woman, who was 24, was able to pull away, but Kelly ejaculated on her and spit in her face, the documents said.

His court appearance and plea came weeks after the documentary series Surviving R Kelly aired. But as reported by The Post's Geoff Edgers last year, the music industry overlooked Kelly's alleged behavior for years - even amid the 2008 trial and earlier reports of inappropriate behavior, including his illegal 1997 marriage to his 15-year-old protege, Aaliyah. According to Kelly's lawyers, the artist was initially unable to pay the $100,000 required for him to be released on bond.

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Greenberg also said Kelly owes more than $161,000 in unpaid child support, but that won't have an impact on his ability to bond out of jail. (CNN)I can confirm that we will be providing a second video showing R. Kelly engaged in sexual assault of a minor to prosecutors this morning.

In the tape that Avenatti had recently brought to prosecutors, Avenatti claimed that both the victim and Kelly repeatedly "refer to the victim's age as 14" in excess of 10 separate times. The 52-year-old singer remains jailed in Chicago on $1 million bond.

Avenatti earlier this month gave Chicago prosecutors approximately 40 minutes of previously unreleased footage of Kelly allegedly having sex with a teenager. "It's our position at this point that Mr. Kelly has done absolutely nothing wrong", said his attorney Steve Greenberg.

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Attorney Michael Avenatti, who is representing an alleged R. Kelly victim, speaks to reporters at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago after the R&B singer entered a not guilty plea to all 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, on February 25, 2019.

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.