Latest R. Kelly News

Judge won't return R. Kelly bond money to woman who paid it

Sep. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in R. Kelly's Illinois sexual assault case has refused to give $100,000 in bail money back to a Kelly friend who paid it in February to secure the singer's release from county jail. The judge says papers that restauranteur Valencia Love signed clearly indicated she could lose the...

R. Kelly a no-show in court on Minnesota solicitation charge

Sep. 12, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Singer R. Kelly was a no-show for an initial court appearance in a Minnesota case in which he is accused of offering a 17-year-old girl $200 to take off her clothes and dance in 2001. Kelly, who is jailed in Chicago on sexual abuse and other counts, was charged in Minnesota in August...

April trial date set in R. Kelly's federal case in Chicago

Sep. 4, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge Wednesday set an April 27 trial date in R. Kelly's federal case in Chicago that accuses the R&B star of child pornography and obstruction of justice. But Judge Harry Leinenweber left open the possibility of changing the date later after Kelly attorney Steve Greenberg said having...

AP Exclusive: R. Kelly's daughter says music 'saved my life'

Sep. 4, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For a long time, Buku Abi ran away from pursuing music. Although she is the daughter of one of pop music's most popular and successful singer-songwriters, her father is also among the most infamous: He is R. Kelly, currently in jail, facing multiple charges of sexual abuse and sex...

Prosecutors: R. Kelly moved to general inmate population

Sep. 3, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jail personnel moved R. Kelly on Tuesday into the general inmate population despite earlier concerns — apparently shared at one point by the singer — that other inmates could try to hurt him because of his celebrity status or because he is accused of sexually assaulting minors,...

Prosecutors: R. Kelly isn't in solitary confinement

Aug. 30, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say R. Kelly has had a cellmate for some time, refuting a claim by the singer's attorneys in which they are seeking Kelly's release from what they described as "cruel and unusual punishment" in solitary confinement. In a Friday court filing, prosecutors say Kelly has had...

Lawyer wants singer R. Kelly out of solitary confinement

Aug. 29, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer says singer R. Kelly is enduring "cruel and unusual punishment" by being held in solitary confinement in a Chicago jail on sexual misconduct charges. Defense attorney Steve Greenberg on Thursday filed a motion asking a judge to order the Federal Bureau of Prisons to allow the...

R. Kelly judge to proceed to trial despite new cases

Aug. 15, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge overseeing singer R. Kelly's sexual-abuse case says he'll proceed toward a trial despite three new cases being brought against Kelly. Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood noted Thursday at a status hearing that a federal case in Chicago, one in New York and a Minnesota case...

Cosby appeal tests other accusers' testimony in #MeToo era

Aug. 11, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

When three Pennsylvania Superior Court judges gather Monday to hear Bill Cosby's appeal of his sexual assault conviction, more than the aging comedian's freedom may be at stake. As the first celebrity convicted in the #MeToo era, the court scrutiny of the case could cement — or threaten — the...

Federal charges ramp up pressure on R. Kelly to make deal

Aug. 6, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly couldn't be faulted if he felt some confidence he could beat the sex charges brought by Cook County prosecutors earlier this year. He had beaten them before, winning acquittal on all counts in a 2008 child pornography trial. Any confidence the R&B star may have felt likely...