R. KELLY: Pleads Not Guilty to All 10 Counts

Written by on February 26, 2019

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. PT — R. Kelly posted bail on Monday afternoon and was expected to be released from Cook County jail shortly.  He will be forbidden from having any contact with females under the age of 18. 

R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, as part of four separate indictments. 

New allegations around the singer popped up this month from four women, three of whom were underage when they were allegedly abused by the singer. This time around, there are multiple pieces of evidence including VHS tapes that appear to show the singer and a young girl, both of whom make repeated references to a 14-year-old body part. There is also new DNA evidence, including a T-shirt that positively matched with the singer. Lawyer Michael Avenatti says he has acquired a second tape that he’s submitting to prosecutors and is working on acquiring a third. 

Kelly is in Cook County Jail in Chicago unable to post 10 percent of his million-dollar bail.

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