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R. Kelly Enters His Plea

Singer appears in court to plead not guilty, has not made bail yet
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2019 11:32 AM CST
In this photo released by the Chicago Police Department Friday, R&B singer R. Kelly is photographed during booking at a police station in Chicago.   (Chicago Police Dept. via AP)

(Newser) – R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to sexual abuse charges in court Monday in Chicago, the Sun-Times reports. The singer, 52, appeared in court but barely spoke; his lawyer entered the plea on his behalf. Kelly, who was wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, said his name when asked by the judge, and said "something inaudible," per the Sun-Times, as his attorney entered his plea. Kelly's lawyer also told the judge the singer has turned in his passport, CNN reports. The 10 counts against Kelly involve four alleged victims, three of whom were underage at the time of the alleged abuse. Kelly's next court date is March 22. (He is still having a hard time making bail.)

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