R. Kelly Avoids Arrest, Appears In Court
R. Kelly avoided arrest today (Dec. 20) by showing up in a Chicago court, but the judge presiding over his child pornography case said he'll consider revoking the singer's bond despite his excuse: thaR. Kelly avoided arrest today (Dec. 20) by showing up in a Chicago court, but the judge presiding over his child pornography case said he'll consider revoking the singer's bond despite his excuse: that police made him late.
Judge Vincent Gaughan said he was "very disappointed" that Kelly, in the midst of a concert tour, failed to show up for a scheduled appearance yesterday.
Kelly attorney Ed Genson explained his client was tardy because police who pulled over his bus in Utah discovered the log book didn't document enough rest for the driver and ordered it stopped for eight hours.
Gaughan admonished the R&B superstar in court anyway, saying he'll decide tomorrow whether he should revoke Kelly's bond. The Cook County judge also was to set a trial date tomorrow.
Kelly is in the midst of a prolonged legal fight after prosecutors say he allegedly videotaped sex acts with a teenage girl. He has pleaded not guilty.
Earlier this week, Kelly canceled a scheduled show tonight in Minneapolis. He's next scheduled to perform tomorrow in Chicago.
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