According to a report by journalist Will Lee, female R. Kelly fans have been calling into a Chicago court clerk’s office to gather information on how to post his bond.
“A court clerk just told me their office was receiving calls from female #RKelly fans wanting to know how to post bail for him,” he wrote. “The love is real, I guess.”
At his bail hearing on Saturday, R. Kelly had his bond set at $1 million by Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr., who described the allegations against Kelly as “disturbing.” Of this $1 million, only $100,000 needs to be paid in order for Kelly to be released from custody ahead of his trial.
— Will Lee (@MidnoirCowboy) February 24, 2019
According to his attorney, Steve Greenberg, R. Kelly’s financial status isn’t in the most ideal place, resulting in the singer’s failure to post bond. Soon reports that R. Kelly would have to spend another night in jail were issued, allegedly prompting die-hard fans to call in and see what they could do to help. Greenberg has stated that Kelly will likely be out of jail by Sunday before his next court appearance.
Currently, Kelly is facing ten counts of felony criminal sexual abuse and if convicted, could spend up to 70 years in prison.