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Woman Who Paid R. Kelly’s $100K Bond in February Wants Her Money Back

A few arrests ago, R. Kelly was freed on a $100,000 bond by a Chicago-area woman named Valencia Love. She is now wanting to get the money back after the singer was indicted.

The arrest the bond was posted for charged Kells with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse. She was criticized online and businesses that she owned were attacked on Yelp by Kelly protestors. Tuesday, a judge ruled that she will not receive her money back immediately, with the possibility of not at all the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Love owns a few businesses in the Chicago area including Lord and Child Christian Day Care Center and Love on the Blu cafe. She was stated to be a friend of the troubled singer. She also said he was a “gentleman” in their interactions.

“I wasn’t there, you wasn’t there. Give him the chance and allow him to prove his innocence,” Love told Tia Ewing of Fox Chicago at the time.

You can read more about the original bond out here.

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Minnesota Judge Issues Bench Warrant for R. Kelly for Not Showing Up to Court

R. Kelly is sitting in a cell in Chicago for his recent sex crime charges but was issued a bench warning for failing to appear before a Minnesota judge.

However, this time it wasn’t the singer’s fault. He literally lost his freedom and it was the detention center’s responsibility to transport him to his court date. Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, tells TMZ … “They never came to get him, wtf was he supposed to do, telepathically transport himself?”

The Pied Piper’s hearing was at 1:30 pm on Thursday afternoon at the Hennepin County Court. R. Kelly is facing two charges over there: Engaging in prostitution of a minor and hiring someone for sexual contact.

The Minnesota District Attorney’s tells TMZ that Federal authorities in the Northern District of Illinois are unwilling to let Kelly go until his case is closed.

However, the bench warrant was still issued presumably for protocol.

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R. Kelly Reportedly Denied Conjugal Visits With Both Girlfriends

R. Kelly is sitting behind bars waiting for his trial for pending federal sex crimes, and every other day he seems to be making a new headline.

It was recently reported that he was transferred from solitary confinement to general population, where he is more comfortable at and still considers himself a legend among the Chicago inmates.

He is granted way more privileges than he had before, including more non-attorney visits. Which means his live-in girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, can pay him a visit but it won’t be the type of visit the singer was hoping for.

Considering that he’s being charged for sex crimes, it will make sense that he’s denied conjugal visits.

R. Kelly’s lawyer revealed that Savage and Clary plan to visit him frequently, but touching will be kept to a minimum. Kelly will only be allowed to hug them hello and goodbye.

Aside from not being able to have sex the women aren’t allowed to bring the Pied Piper any outside food.

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R. Kelly Reportedly Still Considers Himself a Legend in Chicago Detention Center

R. Kelly has been moved out of solitary confinement into the general population in a Federal Chicago detention center, and he’s reportedly fearless because he feels like he’s still considered a legend there.

The type of charges the disgraced singer is in the slammer for usually makes you a target in jail, like pedophilia, but he is a very controversial artist and still loved by many.

However, the tabloid reports that this may not be the case once R. Kelly is transferred to New York or Minnesota. His clout is still valid amongst his hometown inmates, but we can’t speak for the others.

After claiming he was being treated unfairly, R. Kelly was moved to the general population and is now able to get some fresh air with the other inmates. Additionally, he gets 10 non-attorney visits instead of the 1 he was granted.

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Judge Sets R. Kelly’s Federal Trial Date for April 2020

The impending trial for R. Kelly now has a trial date. A judge in Chicago has set the federal case to begin on Apri 27, 2020. Kelly is facing charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice.

Fox News Chicago details the date could be moved since he faces cases that are similar in three other districts.

R. Kelly appeared in court today with his hands behind his back while wearing an orange jumpsuit.

As R. Kelly was led out of court after the announcement of the trial date, supporters waved at him, which he responded with a head nod.

Concerns for R. Kelly’s trial is mounting as his attorney Steve Greenberg spoke to the complexities of getting prepared for four different trials. There is now uncertainty if the legal defense would be ready by the April date. Prosecutor Angel Krull states a trial could last three weeks.

R. Kelly recently had an approval to be moved into general population approved after his attorney stated hew as being held in a punishment area for those that have been found guilty. Kelly has pleaded innocent to all charges placed against him.

The next hearing for the R&B star will be on September 18, he is currently set to remain in jail until the trial begins.

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Illinois Prosecutors to Use R. Kelly’s Marriage to Aaliyah to Keep Him in Jail During Trial

R. Kelly’s 1994 marriage to Aaliyah is coming back to bite him in the rear end.

The rumored couple eloped when the late singer was only 15 and Kelly was 27, but the marriage certificate stated Aaliyah was 18. The marriage was annulled the next year when her family reportedly found out and furiously demanded her to call it quits.

Illinois prosecutors are using this as a reason to keep him behind bars during his trial. The prosecutors wrote to a judge in the Northern District of Illinois, “The government produced in discovery to the defendant the official marriage application, marriage certificate, and annulment records for this marriage. Far from being a one-time mistake, defendant’s sexual abuse of minors was intentional and prolific.”

R. Kelly is facing trial for sexual abuse and child pornography, but the inappropriate marriage proves that he exploits minors and prosecutors are arguing that he’ll be a threat to society if released on bail. “The extent of defendant’s sexual abuse of minor girls is staggering: the Indictment in this district alone alleges five minor victims, and as proffered at the detention hearing, defendant sexually abused those girls hundreds of times before they turned 18 years old,” the filing reads.

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R. Kelly Request to be Moved to General Population Granted

R. Kelly has received his wish and is moved to the general population of his the federal jail in downtown Chicago, where he will spend his time waiting on trial for his sexual abuse case.

Prosecutors fought against R. Kelly who stated he was involuntarily being held in solitary confinement. The Chicago Tribune reveals there is a recording conversation with Kelly that is resisting the move to general population back in July.

“If I go to population … I’m just up on everybody and everybody’s up on me, and I’m trying to figure out how to trust that or whatever,” said on the call.

“You know, and that’s why, I was like, hmmm, too many people up on you and I done seen too many movies, you know, and it’s just, and then I’m so popular here, it’s like yeah man,” Kelly allegedly added.

Currently while being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, R. Kelly has had three different cellmates and also had access to the recreation facility and commissary, purchasing Snickers.

“We filed a motion with the court, and the jail took the appropriate action and moved him,” Greenberg said.

R. Kelly is currently facing 13 federal charges in Chicago, additional federal charges in New York and has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

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R. Kelly’s Girlfriends Are Trying to Raise Money for More Legal Help

Last month a report released stating R. Kelly was hoping to hire Thomas Mesereau, the attorney who helped Michael Jackson during his 2005 child molestation trial. Many people pointed to the cost of such high-class of attorney as a hurdle, but Kelly’s girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, are reportedly working to raise the money to enlist the help.

TMZ details the two girls who are allegedly being brainwashed by R. Kelly are attempting various ways to raise money to help secure additional legal counsel, one effort is to secure a book deal. Beyond a hopeful publishing arrangement, Savage and Clary have been attempting to do paid interviews with media outlets.

The hope for Mesereau being on Kelly’s team would be a not guilty verdict like he achieved for the King of Pop and actor Robert Blake, who was accused of murdering his wife in 2001.

R. Kelly is currently facing 18 counts of sexual abuse crimes. Last week he requested to be transferred out of solitary confinement.

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R. Kelly Submits Request to Be Placed in General Population

Remember when R. Kelly requested to be placed in solitary confinement? He is now singing a different tune and wants to be placed in the general population.

TMZ details legal documents filed by Kells’ legal representation claiming the solitary area is designed for punishment. (Duh, it’s solitary.) Reasons for removal from solitary include no time getting sunlight, no access to media or recreational activities, all his visitations must be recovered, only one 15 minute call per month and only 3 days a week he receives a shower. Commissary is also not an option for The R in R&B either.

Attorney Steven Greenberg states the singer is being punished due to his “celebrity status” and because his charges involve minors and sexual activities. However, the same allegations in those charges could lead to a rough welcome with those in the general population. That appears to be a risk Kelly and his team is willing to take, citing solitary is affecting his physical and mental health.

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R. Kelly’s Attorney Says He’s Unable to Read Fan Mail Because He’s Illiterate

R. Kelly, who was once hailed as the King of R&B, was convicted of sexual misconduct charges and is sitting in a jail cell miserably, according to his attorney.

The singer’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, did an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times and said his “soft-spoken” client, who is “basically illiterate” can’t read his fan mail to keep his spirits up.

“I’ve seen him get very emotional,” Greenberg said. “He’s dealing with a lot of stories that have been made up. He’s not a fighter. I’ve seen him cry when he talks about the situation.” He added, “He’s also a spiritual guy, has a Bible with him in his cell, but he can’t read it. It’s basically there for comfort. Now he’s been placed in the MCC’s ‘SHU’ — a cell in solitary confinement away from the jail population and is constantly being moved from cell to cell. He has only the guards to talk to.”

“But he is receiving plenty of mail, which is 97% positive and he pores over it,” Greenberg stated. “And, I swear, every time I visit him, he’s dressed in a different colored jail suit.”

Greenberg says R. Kelly knows a few words and can sound other words out loud. The attorney also confirms that one of two of his live-in girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, went to visit him but he’s not sure which one.

Greenberg told the publication that he was fighting to get the singer computer access so that he can continue to work on new music, but that request has been put on the back burner. “He’s got a new album he needs to release, but it’s backed up into the cloud now. But he needs to get that album out. People are waiting for it.”

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