For those that support Kelly's accusers, they didn't mind that the singer, who was arrested on 10 counts of sexual abuse charges, would possibly have to stay behind bars until his trial. Kelly was charged with 10 counts related to four separate cases of alleged sexual abuse.
The singer was indicted last Friday in Cook County, Ill. Prosecutors allege that he sexually abused four women, including three who were minors at the time.
R. Kelly's defense attorney, Steve Greenberg, speaks to reporters at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after R. Kelly was ordered held on a $1 million bond, in Chicago on February 23, 2019.
Kelly's next court date has been scheduled for March 22. A judge on Saturday set bond at $1 million United States, meaning that Kelly must post $100,000 bail to be released.
On Monday, lawyer Michael Avenatti, who represents two Kelly accusers, says his legal team has turned over to prosecutors a second video that allegedly shows Kelly sexually abusing a minor.
R. Kelly leaves Cook County jail in Chicago.
Allred's fellow Los Angeles attorney Michael Avenatti said that he turned over a video to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office earlier this month that, he says, shows Kelly engaging in sex acts with a 14-year-old girl.
The show included new accusations made by a number of women, including his ex-wife, dating back to 1998.
Kelly has denied the charges and maintained his innocence. Greenberg did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.
The attorney said he has learned of a third tape but did not provide details about it.
Avenatti, 48, who is now representing six clients - two alleged victims, two parents and two "whistleblowers" - in the investigation against Kelly shared screenshots from the alleged sex tape on his Twitter account and addressed them further during a press conference held on Friday. Prosecutors are accusing Kelly of also spitting in her face multiple times. The charges carry three to seven years of prison per count.
Prosecutors say that Kelly met another 16-year-old girl whom he would later victimize during his 2008 child pornography trial.
"I'm a mother and I have a daughter", said the 41-year-old who says Kelly abused her between 1995 and 1999.
If released, Kelly is forbidden from having any contact with females younger than 18.
Kelly has always been trailed by allegations that he preyed upon underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves.
"We haven't seen any evidence, any reason to believe these allegations are credible", Mr Greenberg said.