R Kelly has surrendered to police in Chicago after an arrest warrant was issued for him on ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Robert Sylvester Kelly, 52, surrendered on Friday night at the 1st District Chicago police station, hours after the Cook County State’s Attorney office issued a no bail warrant for his arrest.
Kelly arrived at the station in a large black van with tinted windows at around 8pm CT. He exited the vehicle wearing a puffy blue coat, entered the station house, was handcuffed and led away.
The R&B singer did not respond as reporters shouted questions, including ‘Are you innocent?’ and ‘How do you explain the video?’
In response to a question about what he had to say ‘to the black women of Chicago,’ Kelly’s attorney shot back: ‘That’s an offensive question.’
Following Kelly’s arrest, his attorney Steve Greenberg addressed reporters outside the station.
He said that several of the charges are ‘double jeopardy’ because they ‘involve the same girl’ that Kelly was acquitted of producing child pornography with in 2008.
Greenberg went on to say that all of the accusations against Kelly, including those in the recent documentary Surviving R Kelly, are false.
‘I think all the women are lying, yes. This has become, ‘Hey I can say R. Kelly did something.’ Boom,’ the lawyer said. ”Oh I met R Kelly once, he looked at me the wrong way.’ Boom, money.’
Greenberg also blasted celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti, who said last week that he had turned over to prosecutors damning video evidence of Kelly performing sex acts on a 14-year-old girl.
‘I haven’t seen Avenatti’s tape,’ Greenberg said. ‘I wonder why [prosecutor] Kim Foxx isn’t investigating him for disseminating child porn and watching child porn, which I’m sure he’s done many times.’
Avenatti blasted back minutes later on Twitter: ‘Steve Greenberg is exactly what R Kelly deserves. Happy to be living rent free in this guy’s head.’