R. Kelly walked out of police custody after posting the bail charge of $100,000. He still awaits trial for sexual assault charges and should appear in court on March 8. He is charged with sexual assault of four victims, a crime which dates back to 1998.
A woman who claims to be Kelly’s friend posted bail on his behalf. She did this just a few hours after the singer appeared in court. He pleaded not guilty to the charges for which he was arrested on Friday. The bail bond was set at $1 million which means he needed to pay just a tenth of the amount to make bail.
The R&B singer has faced accusations of sexual abuse and virtual slavery of underage girls and women for so many years. He has however continued to deny the allegations. He was also discharged and acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008.
One of the attorneys representing two of the women accusing Kelly said he has new video evidence of the singer’s assault on a minor. He had previously presented a video showing the singer and an underage girl having sexual relations. It wasn’t specified whether both videos show the same girl or not.
Steve Greenberg, who represents Kelly, says it is not proven yet that he is guilty of any of the charges against him. In his opinion, the singer deserves a defense just like everyone else. If found guilty Kelly could get a 70-year jail term.