R. Kelly jailed until he pays $161K in child support

‘They Wanted Me To!’: R. Kelly Claims Parents Wanted Him to Have Sex with Teen Daughter

According to TMZ, Kelly actually owes his ex-wife, Drea Kelly, almost $200K in child support, and has until today at 10 AM Central time to pay a minimum of $161,633K or he could be headed back to Cook County Jail.

Cook County Sheriff's office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari told the outlet Kelly will be transferred to the county jail, where he will remain until he pays $161,000 in back child support that he owes. Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenberg, has said his client did not "knowingly" have sex with underage girls. "We have reached out, at the direction of the victim, to her lawyer, and we are eagerly waiting to speak to her".

Kelly was detained just over a week after he pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Drea was among multiple women who alleged sexual misconduct against the singer in the recent Lifetime docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly". He spent a weekend in jail before someone posted his $147,000 bail.

In an excerpt, Kelly tells King that rumors of him having sex with and abusing underage girls are, "Not true". 'I have been assassinated'.

After Kelly's interview aired, her parents held a press conference saying they were "disturbed" by his comments.

At one point Kelly jumped to his feet and shouted to the camera, pounding his breast.

"Stop it. Y'all, quit playing!" This is not me! "I'm fighting for my (expletive) life, " he said. Darrell Johnson, who said he is an R. Kelly publicist, confirmed to reporters Kelly was taken into custody over the child support issue.

Kelly acknowledged in the interview that he had done "lots of things wrong" when it comes to women, but he said he had apologized.

"You guys are believing some f**king façade that our parents are saying. These are all fucking lies for money", she added, as Savage rubbed her back to comfort her.

He and the girl allegedly seen with him denied they were in the 27-minute video, even though the picture quality was good and witnesses testified it was them. King broached the subject of two women who are now living with him, 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage and 21-year-old Azriel Clary; the women's parents have claimed that their daughters are being held in an R. Kelly "cult", an allegation first made public in a 2017 BuzzFeed investigation. Kelly had a hearing for the debt on Wednesday, but it was not open to the public.

Savage and Clary are not believed to be among the four women Kelly has been charged with sexually assaulting. "All of the victims and parents can not be lying", Alice and Angelo Clary added.

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