R&B superstar R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges
R&B superstar R. Kelly on Monday pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse against four victims, three of them minors.
Hands clasped behind his back, the artist stood in a Chicago courtroom wearing an orange jumpsuit as his lawyer entered the plea, three days after Kelly, 52, turned himself in and was arrested.
The judge kept the performer’s bail at $1 million, of which he must pay 10 percent, or $100,000, to be released from jail.
His lawyer Steve Greenberg had said on Saturday that Kelly was not as rich as his fame would suggest.
Michael Avenatti — the high-profile lawyer representing at least two of the alleged victims — separately said Monday that his team had turned over a second, 55-minute long tape to prosecutors that depicts the artist “engaged in illegal sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.”