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R. Kelly Denied Bond, Will Remain at Metropolitan Correctional Center

R. Kelly returned to federal court in Chicago, wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and hoping to be granted bond by Judge Leinenweber. Ultimately the R&B legend was denied bond and will remain at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Kelly was detailed as “an extreme danger to the community, especially to minor girls” prior to his bond denial.

“This risk of obstruction is real. This risk is ongoing. This risk is heightened by the defendant’s fame and power,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Angel Krull told Judge Harry Leinenweber.

Krull added that Kelly has the power of witnesses and victims to this day, which was opposed by Kelly’s attorney, who added that R. Kelly would not run from the law if released.

“Unlike his most famous song — ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ — Mr. Kelly doesn’t like to fly.”

“How could he flee? He has no money,” Greenberg added. “There’s no evidence that he’s a risk to minors at all at this point.”

Greenberg’s statements were not enough to get R. Kelly his release after he received indictments for crimes in Brooklyn and Chicago. The Chicago crimes can give Kelly 195 years in prison, with some charges holding a mandatory minimum of 10 years. The 13 counts in Chicago involve child pornography, enticing a minor into illegal sexual activity and conspiracy to obstruct justice. The charges in New York carry separate sentences that can tally up more decades on racketeering charges.

To the Chicago charges R. Kelly entered a plea of not guilty today.

Co-defendants in the case are his manager Derrel McDavid and employee Milton “June” Brown.

Seen at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse were R. Kelly’s girlfriends Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary.

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R. Kelly Paid His ‘Girlfriends’ Assistant Salaries, So They Could Have Money

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R. Kelly’s Girlfriends Take to Social Media to Prove They Still Live in Trump Towers

Over the weekend, Joycelyn Savage’s parents interrupted a press conference hosted by R. Kelly’s publicity and legal team to ask the question: “Where is my daughter????” And Joycelyn answered the query via social media with poster with her “sister-wife,” Azriel Clary.

While not very vocal, Savage appeared on a video with the charismatic and sassy, Clary. You might remember Clary from the now legendary interview on CBS, where she while defending R. Kelly handed the business to Gayle King. She returns in this video with the same energy, making sure that the world knows that any allegations against her man (and rumors about her co-girlfriend) are fake news.

The video that was posted on TMZ says:

“We actually just read an article that said that we were evicted from The Trump, and saying that we are in emergency living (and all kinds of stuff like that). We just wanted to let you all know that that is not true. We are here. We are at the Trump.”

Clary (who is speaking) then turns the camera to give the viewers a peak at the skyline from the window. Clary then goes on to imply that Joycelyn’s parents are spreading lies about the girls. Surprisingly, Joycelyn hardly speaks.

What are your thoughts?

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Press Conference Held by R. Kelly’s Publicist Interrupted by Alleged Victim’s Father

In case you missed it, R. Kelly was picked up in Chicago on federal charges by the NYPD and Homeland Security. Friday morning, his publicist Darrell Johnson held a press conference in Atlanta to give an update on the singer, instead, he was disrupted by the family of alleged victim Joycelyn Savage.

While at the podium, Johnson spoke to the gathered media but was interrupted by Timothy Savage.

“I don’t wanna hear all that, bro,” Timothy Savage, Joycelyn’s father, said. “R. Kelly is in there right now in jail. I wanna know where my daughter’s at! Where is she at? Answer that question!”

Johnson did respond to Savage and detailed that he has “nothing to do” with his daughter and she was not being held against her will.

According to the Associated Press, R. Kelly was apprehended after he left his Trump Tower Chicago residence to walk his dog. He now has a 13-count Illinois federal idnictment, which contains charges of child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice. He will be arraigned on those charges on Tuesday, July 16.

The New York federal indictment brings forth charges of racketeering and violating the Mann Act, which tackles the transportation of individuals for “any sexual activity that may be charged as a crime.” Details also include that he engaged in sexual activity without detailing he had a sexually transmitted disease.

R. Kelly is currently in Chicago but will also have to face a court in New York.

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Feds Arrest R. Kelly On Sex Crime Charges While Walking His Dog In Chicago

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R&B singer R. Kelly can’t even walk his dog in peace anymore. New reports claim federal agents arrested the controversial musician this week on new sex crime charges.

According to reports, the bust went down last night as Kells went for a stroll with man’s best friend.

Kelly, 52, is charged with sex trafficking in New York and attempting to influence a case in Atlanta, and was arrested while walking his dog, a source with knowledge of the arrest said. A five-count indictment against Kelly will be unsealed Friday in the Eastern District of New York, a source with that district’s US attorney’s office told CNN. Kelly will appear in federal court in Brooklyn at a later date, the source said. (CNN)

Some reports claim Kells is possibly dealing with charges including child pornography.

“R Kelly was arrested in Chicago tonight on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned today in the Northern District of Illinois,” the attorney’s office said in a statement late Thursday. “The indictment includes charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice.” It is not clear as of yet what other charges are included in either indictment. (ABC News)

Kelly is expected to make a court appearance as early as today.

U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick said the R&B singer was taken into custody about 7 p.m. local time and was being held by federal authorities. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, Kelly is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago. There are separate federal indictments filed in both Chicago and Brooklyn, according to a senior law enforcement official, and a court appearance in Chicago could come later Friday. It is expected he will ultimatley be brought to New York to face additional charges. (NBC New York)

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R. Kelly Arrested for Federal Sex Charges by NYPD and Homeland Security

R. Kelly was arrested Thursday night (July 12) in Chicago on federal sex crime charges.

Two law enforcement officials report to NBC New York the arrest of the 52-year-old singer by NYPD detectives and Homeland Security investigation agents in Chicago. U.S. attorney spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick revealed to the Chicago Sun-Times R. Kelly was arrested at 7 p.m. He was arrested on sex trafficking charges and will be transferred to New York.

Tia Ewing of Fox Chicago details the charges against R. Kelly are sealed but there are three, with one out of New York City and two in Chicago. He is being held in Cook County Jail currently. The investigation could also include child pornography. In addition, a 13 count indictment was given by a federal grand jury in Chicago for receiving and creating child porn. He also faces obstruction of justice charges.

Recently, R. Kelly was in court on 11 counts of sexual abuse brought against him locally in Chicago. He pleaded not guilty to those charges.

Additional details will be revealed on Friday. Calls made by NBC to the U.S. Attorney office in Brooklyn were not yet returned.

The Source will update this story as details become available.

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R. Kelly’s Daughter Admits She Was ‘So Scared’ to Come Out as Trans and Lesbian

R. Kelly and Andrea Kelly’s daughter, Jaah Kelly, graced the cover of Paper Magazine for pride and discussed coming out as a transgender man four years ago, and now a lesbian.

“When I posted that video, I was so scared,” says Jaah about a post she made, coming out as trans. “When I was younger, I always felt like I had to make a choice. I knew that I was a girl who liked other girls. But because of what I was taught, I felt like the only way you could like another girl is if you were a boy.”

During the interview she told a story about the time she attended Chicago pride with her sister Buku Abi after identifying as a transgender man and was called out for using the women’s bathroom.

She fell into a deep depression after coming out as trans and checked herself into a mental facility for three weeks. But she feels better now identifying as a lesbian.

“I identify as a lesbian, I know I like girls, but that’s as far as I’ll go to label myself,” Jaah said. “It’s up to you how you see me. Either way, I don’t care. I stand in my truth, and why does my truth need a label?”

Shout outs to the 18-year-old for living in her truth.

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Keke Palmer Opens Up About Former Mentor R. Kelly: ‘That’s Not the Side I Knew’

Keke Palmer was once mentored by R. Kelly and viewed him as a seemingly good person up until the release of the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, which accused the disgrace singer of sexually abusing under aged girls.

During a sit down on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the child star was asked about her thoughts on the documentary. She describe the project as “eye-opening, painful, sad, disappointing and heartbreaking.”

Andy asked if Keke was surprised by the allegations and she admitted that she was because their relationship was always professional.

Yes, because that’s not the side I knew,” said responded. “That’s not the person that I worked with. That’s not the experience I had. So, just imagine if you’re having a great experience with someone and then you’re hearing all this stuff it’s like, ‘Why didn’t you show them what you showed me?’ That’s the feeling I had.”

Keke Palmer went on to explain that she said Kelly as a friend, but hearing about him hurting others didn’t sit well with her. “I think that anybody that loved him as a person probably feels that way. That’s not something you want to hear about somebody that you cared for,” she added.

Check out the clip below:

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Former Manager of R. Kelly Indicted for Threats Made to Father of Joycelyn Savage

R. Kelly entered a guilty plea in his latest round of charges, but the troubles of his sexual assault cases are just not limited to him. His former manager, James Mason, has been indicted for threatening the father of Joycelyn Savage.

TMZ reveals Mason was charged with one felony county of making terroristic threats. He issued the thread to Timothy Savage, the father of 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage. During the court proceedings, Savage has been seen with R. Kelly and is believed to still live with him.

The threats were allegedly made during a phone call. Mason is believed to have said to Savage: “I’m gonna do harm to you and your family, when I see you I’m gonna get you, I’m going to fucking kill you.”

Mason was arrested in January after he surrendered toa warrant issued in August. He was released on $10,000 bond and is now facing up to 10 years behind bars.

“Today’s indictment of Henry James Mason, former manager of R. Kelly, further underscores the public accountability that victims and families are pressing on R Kelly and his team. The Savage family will not be bullied or threatened in their quest to reunite with Joycelyn. Let this be a message to all associates of Robert Sylvester Kelly that the Savages are serious about justice and accountability.” – Savage family attorney Gerald A. Griggs

Late last week, R. Kelly was charged with 11 additional felony counts of sexual assault charges. As they were announced, the charges were considered to be the most serious that he has faced. The charges could carry up to 30 years a piece if convicted. His not guilty plea was entered on Thursday (June 6).

The charges are related to the sexual abuse of Jerhonda Pace, which allegedly occurred in 2010. R. Kelly is due back in court on June 26.

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R. Kelly’s Ex-Manager Indicted For Death Threats

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R. Kelly surely had a number of enablers around him that let him get away with his alleged misdeeds. One supposed miscreant is his former manager, who has been indicted for making death threats to the family of one of the R&B singer’s “girlfriends.” 

Reports TMZ:

The Henry County District Attorney tells TMZ … James Mason was indicted Thursday on one felony count of making terroristic threats. We’re told the felony charge is punishable by 1 to 10 years in prison.

We broke the story … Joycelyn Savage’s father, Timothy Savage, went to cops in May 2018 claiming Mason called him and said, “I’m gonna do harm to you and your family, when I see you I’m gonna get you, I’m going to f***ing kill you.”

As we reported … the Henry County Sherriff’s Dept. issued an arrest warrant for Mason in August 2018 and he later turned himself in. He was released on $10k bond and ordered to stay away from the Savage family.

The attorney for the Savage family, Gerald A. Griggs, responded to Mason’s indictment, saying, “Today’s indictment of Henry James Mason, former manager of R Kelly, further underscores the public accountability that victims and families are pressing on R Kelly and his team.

Word, who’s next? Savage’s family maintains she has been brainwashed by R. Kelly while Jocelyn herself insists she is staying with singer under her own free will.

Speaking of R. Kelly, he recently pleaded not guilty to 11 more felony sexual assault charges.

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