Lawyer Says R. Kelly to Post Bail in Sex Abuse Case Soon
R. Kelly's lawyer says he expects the R&B singer to post bail Monday evening (Feb. 25).
R. Kelly’s lawyer says he expects the R&B singer to post bail Monday evening (Feb. 25). Attorney Steve Greenberg said Monday afternoon that Kelly’s ability to post bail isn’t affected by a child support case involving the singer because that case is a civil court matter.
Greenberg reiterated at the news conference that his position is that Kelly has done nothing wrong and said no one has shown him any evidence to the contrary.
During a hearing earlier Monday, Greenberg pleaded not guilty on Kelly’s behalf to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four females, including three who prosecutors allege were underage when the abuse occurred. Kelly, who was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008, has denied wrongdoing and his attorney says he’s confident the singer will be vindicated.
Attorney Michael Avenatti said his legal team has turned over to prosecutors a second video that he alleges shows Kelly sexually abusing a minor. Kelly was ordered held on $1 million bond and has to pay 10 percent ($100,000) in order to gain release as he awaits trial: Kelly’s next court date is March 22.
Avenatti, who represents two Kelly victims, previously gave prosecutors video evidence of what he says shows the singer having sex with an underage girl. He told reporters Monday that the second video also involves a 14-year-old girl, is about 55 minutes long and is from 1999 or 2000. He did not say if it was the same 14-year-old girl who he alleged was in the first video he turned over to the authorities.
The attorney says he has learned of a third tape but did not provide details about it.