Embattled American singer, R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse he was charged with.
His attorney Steve Greenberg entered the not guilty plea for Kelly on Monday and also revealed that Kelly has turned in his passport.
The R&B star was indicted last Friday in Cook County for sexually assaulting four women between 1998 and 2010. His alleged victims include three who were aged between 13 and 17 at the time.
On Saturday afternoon, a judge set bond at $1 million. To leave custody, he’d have to pay 10% of the total, or $100,000, but he doesn’t have enough money to post $100,000 bail.
Greenberg told reporters that his client’s finances are “a mess,” and that “he really doesn’t have any money.” Multiple press outlets have also reported that according to court documents, Kelly owes more than $160,000 in unpaid child support.
According to WBEZ, Kelly’s case was assigned to Cook County Associate Judge Lawrence Flood. His next court date was set for March 22.