Following his recent release from jail for multiple sexual abuse allegations, R. Kelly has been taken into custody during a hearing for unpaid child support according to Associated Press. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that R. Kelly will remain in jail until the $161,000 that he owes.
Failure to pay child support in any amount over $20,000 is a felony under Illinois law. R. Kelly’s publicist, Darryll Johnson officially confirmed the details of the arrest in front of press this evening. This event comes hours after R. Kelly’s interview with Gayle King aired on CBS. During the intense discussion, Kelly ranted, sobbed, and vehemently denied the 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse filed against him. His next court date is scheduled for March 13.
Stay tuned here for more updates on this developing case.
Breaking: #RKelly publicist says singer sent back to jail until he pays the full $161,000.37 he owes in back child support. Singer taken right from@court to jail. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/olDJxHdzKM
— Dana Kozlov (@DanaCBS2) March 6, 2019