UPDATE: Robert Kelly has surrendered himself to the authorities at the Chicago Police Department’s Central District. Kelly is expected to appear in bond court on Saturday.
For the last two months, the Cook County State Attorney’s Office has been at the center of the two biggest cases in entertainment. Most recently, the courts in Cook County have been at the center of the ongoing Jussie Smollett case. As of late, Smollett has been let go from Empire for the remainder of the season and he’s been charged with filing a false police report. Now, the attention in Cook County has been shifted towards the two decade saga involving R. Kelly.
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 23, 2019
R. Kelly has been charged with a number of crimes involving aggravated sexual abuse. According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, “Embattled R&B superstar R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County Friday morning, records show.” The report later adds, “His first court date is listed as March 8, according to records.”
R. Kelly’s legal team has yet to comment on the ongoing legal situation involving the R&B star.