R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty, Denied Bond Release
R. Kelly appears in court, pleads not guilty and is denied bond. Get the full scoop.
R. Kelly appeared in court on Tuesday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to the mounting list of sex crimes against him.
The singer was shackled in court and wearing an orange jumpsuit as his attorney tried to make case for his release.
Kell’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, argued the singer is not a flight risk because he’s turned over his passport.
He also claims Robert is not a threat to minors because all but one of the allegations of him preying on underaged girls are from the early 90s.
Greenberg also stated it will be hard to go over discovery and the case with R. Kelly due to his inability to read and write.
The prosecution argued R. Kelly is a habitual line-stepper and a menace to the community who has been preying on young girls for decades.
They also added, the singer has “unique ability to influence and intimidate witnesses and victims, and that continues to this day.”
The judge agreed and ordered the Pied Piper be held without bond.
Despite the outcome, R. Kelly’s tenderonis, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, were all smiles in court.
Despite losing access to their allowances and stipends, they aren’t worried because Robert’s spot in Trump Towers is paid up until the end of the year.
So, if all else fails – they will at least have a roof over their heads.