Global music star from the US Robert Sylvester Kelly aka R Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four women, three of whom were minors at the time.
The Grammy-winning artist and one of the most successful R&B artists of all time, R Kelly, 52-year-old, turned himself in to authorities on Friday after an arrest warrant was issued. He was unable to post the $100,000 bail until Monday.
Kelly’s court appearance and plea comes weeks after the documentary series Surviving R Kelly aired. It contained allegations of abuse from many women including the star’s former wife.
Later on Monday, high-profile attorney Gloria Allred said in a news conference that she is now representing more than six women who allege the singer abused them.
Lawyer says there’s more videos evidence against singer.
Three of the accusers were underage at the time of the alleged crimes.
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents one of the accusers, said new witnesses and more videos indicate Kelly “deserves to be locked up for the rest of his life.”
R Kelly is next scheduled to appear in court on 22 March.