*R. Kelly, if you are to believe his lawyer, ended up spending the night in jail after failing to post bond because he “really doesn’t have any money.”
As of this posting, Kelly is still in the confines of the Cook County jail on $1 million bond following his indictment Friday on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, accord to a WGN9 report.
Even though Kelly is expected to post $100,000 — or 10 percent of the total — needed to walk, his attorney Steven Greenberg said he’s broke as a result of mismanagement and bad contracts.
“This is someone who should be wealthy,” Greenberg said on Saturday. “I don’t think he even owns the rights to ‘I Believe I Can Fly,’” the lawyer added, referring to Kelly’s 1996 hit single.
Wow. That’s an astonishing statement, if true. And we wouldn’t be surprised if it is.
In January, the 52-year-old was dropped from Sony Music just after the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” debuted. In the series, several women accused the star of sexual misconduct.
Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly, is also facing jail time for being nearly $170,000 behind on child support payments.
Kelly is accused of sexually abusing four victims dating as far back as 1998.
Three of the alleged victims are minors between the ages of 13 and 16 years old.
Another court appearance is scheduled for Monday.