CONTENT WARNING: The following article discusses sexual assault
At a bail hearing, his bond was set at $1 million and he was unable to make 10% of that. According to Consequence of Sound, Kelly is reportedly aiming to make bail by early this week. His lawyer, Steve Greenberg, says that Kelly’s legal issues have left his finances a “mess.”
While Kelly aims to pay the $100K, some fans have apparently opted to help him out. As reported by Consequence, a court clerk allegedly told a reporter that their office was receiving calls from female fans wanting to know how to post bail for Kelly.
However, Michael Avenatti, a lawyer representing two of the alleged victims, has revealed on Twitter that he will be handing over a second video showing Kelly engaging in sexual assault with a minor. Kelly’s arrest came after a first video was handed in to Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago.
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. This tape was recently uncovered in connection with our ongoing nationwide investigation on behalf of victims. Justice must be done.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) February 25, 2019
If Kelly is found guilty, he could faced up to 70 years in prison.
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