R&B star R. Kelly remains in jail as of Sunday afternoon local time, as he failed to immediately produce the $100,000 required to make bond.
Kelly’s bond is set at $1 million in total – $250,000 for each of his alleged victims – with a $100,000 cash instalment required for him to leave police custody.
The singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse on Friday. Prosecutors say the alleged crimes took place between 1998 and 2010.
Steve Greenberg, Kelly’s lawyer, told reporters that he was “very happy” with the total bond amount set, saying it was “fair and reasonable given the allegations.” Greenberg confirmed that Kelly didn’t immediately have the money on hand, blaming that lack of liquidity on “mismanagement,” “hangers-on” and “bad deals.”
Greenberg said that he expects Kelly will be able to pull together the $100K at some point, but not immediately as he “doesn’t have it sitting in the bank.”
R. Kelly’s Attorney Steve Greenberg said “it’s a known fact that his finances are a mess.” Says Kelly has been unable to pay child support judgment. Can no longer afford studio. Record company dumped him. No way to get music into the platforms. @cbschicago
— Megan Hickey (@MeganHickeyTV) February 23, 2019
According to CNN, Kelly has more money issues: he owes more than $169,000 in unpaid child support to his ex-wife.
Kelly is due back in court on Monday.