R Kelly back in jail in child support case
Embattled US R&B singer R Kelly has been taken into custody for failing to pay child support.
A pass judgement on in Chicago mentioned he could be held till he paid $161,000 (£122,000) owed to his ex-wife and their youngsters.
It comes hours after R Kelly tearfully and angrily denied allegations of sexual abuse in a TV interview.
Last month, he used to be charged with 10 counts of annoyed legal sexual abuse, involving 4 alleged sufferers, 3 of whom had been minors.
He pleaded no longer in charge to the entire fees and used to be launched on bail after spending 3 nights in jail.
If convicted, he faces 3 to seven years in jail on every rate.
What is the child support case?
R Kelly, 52, used to be detained after a courtroom listening to in Chicago on Wednesday.
The singer’s defence lawyer mentioned he used to be having monetary difficulties – his budget had been a “mess”.
R Kelly has been a goal of a boycott marketing campaign, and his recording contract has been cancelled.
He used to be ready to pay as much as $60,000 of what he owed to his former spouse, Andrea Kelly, and their 3 youngsters, however the pass judgement on required the overall quantity.
The singer’s subsequent courtroom listening to is scheduled for 13 March.
What concerning the emotional TV interview?
R Kelly used to be talking to CBS This Morning – his first interview since his arrest remaining month in the sexual abuse case.
“I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me,” he mentioned, including that he’s “fighting for my life”.
The megastar additionally denied accusations, raised in the hot documentary Surviving R Kelly, that he held ladies in opposition to their will, confiscating their telephones, limiting their meals, and denying them get admission to to their households.
Becoming emotional, he requested CBS information reporter Gayle King: “How stupid would it be for R Kelly, with all I’ve been through to hold somebody? How stupid would I be to do that?”
“Use your common sense,” he persisted, elevating his voice and turning to deal with the digicam.
“Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to; love me if you want. But just use your common sense.”
“How stupid would it be for me with my crazy past and what I’ve been through [to say], ‘Oh right now, I just think I need to be a monster and hold girls against their will and chain them up in my basement?”
“Quit playing, quit playing,” he mentioned, turning into tearful. “This is not me.”
At this level, Kelly stood up, pounding his fist and beating his chest as he declared: “Are you all trying to kill me?”