Kelly has posted bond and will be released from jail soon

Wednesday, 27 Feb, 2019

The Singer pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually abused four women, three of whom were underage at the time of the alleged assaults, over a span of a dozen years.

However, only $100,000 of this $1 million needs to be paid for R. Kelly to be released from custody ahead of his trial.

His next court appearance will be on March 22. On Saturday, Kelly attended bond court, where the judge set his bond at $1 million - or, $250,000 for each of the four alleged victims.

"In response to press inquiries, below is further information regarding the videotape we provided yesterday to prosecutors", Avenatti wrote in the tweet, while adding that "it leaves no doubt as to R. Kelly's guilt as to these serious sex crimes against underage girls". Greenberg also argued that Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx indicted Kelly because she was "succumbing to public pressure".

The show included new accusations made by a number of women, including his ex-wife, dating back to 1998. Now, it appears that attorney Michael Avenatti has additional evidence against the singer that he plans on turning over to prosecutors.

The plea is entered to a Chicago Court on Monday, February 25, by his lawyer, Steve Greenberg.

He said he gained possession of the tape in April 2018.

The jury in 2008 acquitted Kelly of child pornography charges that centred on a graphic video that prosecutors said showed him having sex with a girl as young as 13.

"Mr Kelly has done absolutely nothing wrong", Greenberg told reporters. As they were leaving and Kelly was getting into a van, a female fan yelled, "I love you!"

She said one of the alleged victims gave authorities a shirt she wore during an alleged encounter with Kelly, which later tested positive for Kelly's DNA.

The singer now faces what will likely be years of defending himself against multiple allegations of sex crimes, majority allegedly with minors.

R. Kelly is being charged for soliciting an underage girl for sexual abuse, as well as a year-long sexual relationship with a girl that he met when she was 16-years-old.

After the unnamed witness obtained and watched the video - which reportedly showed Kelly having sex with the victim, who repeatedly stated her age, in a house that the witness recognized as belonging to Kelly - they turned the tape over to the state's attorney's office.

Previously, Greenberg claimed his client denies any wrongdoing.

The six-part docuseries ended on a devastating note, with the parents of one of the young women who had run away with Kelly seen throwing rocks at his studio windows trying to get the attention of their daughter.