R. Kelly Arrested at Child Support Hearing, After CBS Interview
- Author: Kyle Peterson Mar 08, 2019,
Mar 08, 2019, 0:42
Kelly was taken into custody in Chicago for owing more than $161,000 (€142,310) in child support to his three children with ex-wife Andrea Kelly.
For Kelly, the arrest comes nearly two weeks after he was taken into custody after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse stemming from allegations made against him by four women, three of whom were under age at the time the alleged incidents took place.
"We were coming expecting that he was gonna come and make an arrangement, but they wanted the entire amount", Darryll Johnson told reporters at the courthouse.
The embattled singer was seen wearing a blue suit and sunglasses when he arrived for court on Wednesday.
Instead, he was taken into custody and escorted from the courtroom by a police officer. "As you know, he hasn't worked in a long time", Johnson told the Tribune.
"He can't pay", Johnson said. The singer spent three nights in jail before a suburban woman - a fan who met him on a Lake Michigan cruise in the fall - put up the $100,000.
Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenberg, was in court but did not comment.
Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage want you to leave them alone. CBS News
During his outlandish interview for CBS This Morning, Kelly told host Gayle King that 'I didn't go looking for Joycelyn Savage.
Kelly rose from his seat, yelling and cursing at the cameras. Kelly swore he "didn't do this stuff" and said he's "fighting for his life".
The sex acts are alleged to have occurred between May 1998 and January 2010, according to prosecutors.
As part of his current case, Kelly is forbidden from having any contact with females younger than 18.
The 52-year-old recording artist has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves. Cook County prosecutors charged him in 2002 with child pornography, saying he made a sex tape with his teenage goddaughter, but a jury acquitted him in a sensational trial in 2008.
The alleged victim, who is now 30, has claimed Kelly lured her to his Detroit hotel room for sex when she was just 13 years old in December 2001, Chicago's CBS 2 reports.
"Y'all trying to kill me!" he screamed.
"If you get someone who is ranting and raving, I would never let that kind of person ever do an interview", he said. This is not about music! And I can't do it! Y'all just don't want to believe the truth!