R&B superstar, R. Kelly truly appears broke as he has been re arrested due to his inability to pay child support. This second arrest comes just we
R&B superstar, R. Kelly truly appears broke as he has been re arrested due to his inability to pay child support. This second arrest comes just weeks after he was detained on sex abuse charges. The singer was unable to come up with the $161,000 he owes in payments to his ex-wife and their three children, and a judge in Chicago, where Kelly lives, ordered him arrested.
It was the latest legal setback for the 52-year-old music star who pleaded not guilty on February 25 to 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse against four victims, three of them minors. Kelly’s representatives say he is having financial difficulties, despite an award-winning career. He has been the target of a boycott campaign amid mounting allegations of sexual abuse.
Kelly was prepared Wednesday to pay $50,000 to $60,000 of what he owed, according to his publicist, but the judge required the full amount. He will likely remain in jail until his next court hearing on March 13.
“The reason he can’t pay, as you know, he hadn’t worked in a long time. He can’t book shows he can’t do anything,” Daryll Johnson his publicist said.
Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly, who is at the center of the child custody case, also has previously accused him of domestic abuse
Kelly spent three nights in jail last month after being arrested on the criminal sex abuse charges. He initially was unable to arrange payment of a $100,000 bail. His attorney said at the time that Kelly’s finances were “a mess.”