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R. Kelly released from jail after ‘someone’ pays child support bill of $161,000

The person remained anonymous


R. Kelly has been released from jail after “someone” paid his child support bill of $161,000.

The singer was taken into custody earlier this week after his explosive interview with CBS’ Gayle King was released, in which he denied the sexual abuse allegations against him.

The 52-year-old wasn’t arrested again due to the accusations though, but was taken into custody for reportedly failing to pay child support to his ex-wife, Andrea Lee.

According to Cook County sheriff’s spokeswoman, Sophia Ansari said “someone” paid the $161,000 and they wished to remain anonymous, as they even left the ‘name’ section of the bond slip blank.


R. Kelly’s arrest and release comes just weeks after he was taken into custody on 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and was later released after posting $100K bail.

The 52-year-old hit headlines earlier this week after he did his first interview since the charges were made and continued to deny the allegations on CBS This Morning.

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