Who Bailed R. Kelly Out of Jail? This Is Who We Think It Could Be

R. Kelly was able to come up with enough money to get out of jail after staying over the weekend. He had been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. One thing people want to know is how R. Kelly managed to get out of jail. The singer’s lawyer originally claimed R. Kelly didn’t have the money to post bond. However, R. Kelly was able to pay the minimum amount of $100,000 (10% of the $1 million bond set) at the eleventh hour. Who bailed R. Kelly out of jail? Here’s what we know.

R. Kelly leaves Cook County jail. |  Scott Olson/Getty Images
R. Kelly leaves Cook County jail. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

This is who reportedly bailed R. Kelly out of jail

R. Kelly is arrested. | Scott Olson/Getty Images
R. Kelly is arrested. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

According to a report from the Associated Press, a 47-year-old woman from Romeoville, Illinois, bailed R. Kelly out of jail. However, R. Kelly and his helpers have allegedly lied for him in the past and allegedly forged documents, so the person might not be 47 years old or from Romeoville. Identifying information could have been fabricated so the person’s true identity was hidden.

This is who we think really bailed R. Kelly out of jail

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So, who really bailed R. Kelly out of jail? From what we know, the real person could be R. Kelly’s sister, Theresa Kelly. This is the person R. Kelly’s brother, Carey Kelly, says allegedly sexually abused them when they were children. During an interview on Unwine with Tasha K., Carey told host Tasha K. that R. Kelly was still very close to their sister, and that he often gave her gifts and money. Carey said one of R. Kelly’s biggest gifts to Theresa was a house. “He aided and assisted her in different things,” Carey told the radio host.

 Another possibility: the church

There’s still another possibility. Someone from Theresa’s church could also be the person who came up with the $100,000 bond money. Carey told Tasha K. that R. Kelly would give “large denominations of money” to her church. Carey said the church members were big supporters of R. Kelly, often attending his concerts and sitting in the front row.

Here’s what Carey had to say:

[Theresa] was at Robert’s concerts. She’s saved, and sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost, but she’s at Robert’s concerts. She has the pastor at Robert’s concerts. The whole congregation was at Robert’s concerts… You’re at the concert with Robert singing “Bump and Grind” and “Sex Me,” [you’re in] front row seats, what’s wrong with that picture?

The charges against R. Kelly

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx | Scott Olson/Getty Images
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx | Scott Olson/Getty Images

R. Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. If he is found guilty, he could face up to seven years in jail for each charge. During a press conference, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, says the charges are from events that allegedly took place between 1998 and 2010. Over the years, R. Kelly has claimed he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

Read more: This Might Be the Real Reason R. Kelly Had Trouble Bailing Himself Out of Jail

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