Kelly pays $161K in child support, is released from Cook County Jail


The latest arrest comes on the heels of the performer turning himself in on February 22, after a grand jury indicted him on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse for allegedly sexually abusing four women, three of which were underage at the time.

Greenberg said on Saturday that Kelly had been paying $20,000 a month until he couldn't make any more payments.

"So many people have been stealing my money".

Kelly, 52, was taken into custody Wednesday after failing to the pay child support to his ex-wife.

The singer, who is facing several sexual misconduct and abuse lawsuits, sat down for an explosive interview on CBS earlier this week - in which he continued to deny allegations that have been made against him.

Celebrity website TMZ, which cited sources close to Kelly as saying an unidentified benefactor helped him, reported that he was met by screaming fans as he left the jail.

Kelly was released on Saturday, three days after a judge ordered that he be taken into custody when he was unable to come up with the entire amount he owed.

Kelly pays $161K in child support, is released from Cook County Jail

Kelly said, "I promise we're gonna straighten all this out".

More weird still, public figure and high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti continues to wade his own way into this controversy, revealing on Saturday morning that his team continues to uncover "significant additional evidence" that Kelly violated the Mann Act by transporting underage girls across state lines to sexually assault them. He pleaded not guilty and was released after he posted $100,000 of the million bond.

"It's open season on R. Kelly", said his attorney, Steve Greenberg, Saturday.

Check out the AP's complete coverage of the investigations into R. Kelly.

In order for him to be released, he needed to pay his ex-wife, Drea Kelly, $161,633.

The singer told CBS This Morning during an interview last week that people had stolen money from his bank accounts. He offered no details. She did not know who made the payment. The controversial crooner has reportedly paid over $160,000 in child support days after getting placed behind bars.

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