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#ChicagoNews: ‘Friend’ Who Posted Bail for R. Kelly Identified as Valencia Love

Valencia Love confirmed Tuesday that she is the woman who posted bail for R. Kelly, as shown on bond slips obtained by ABC News.

Love told ABC News over the phone: “It was his own money. I just posted bail for him. She added that R. Kelly is a “good friend of mine.”

R. Kelly posted bond and was released from Cook County Jail Monday afternoon. Earlier he appeared in court in Chicago and his attorney entered a not guilty plea to sex abuse charges against the singer.

Kelly posted four instances of $25,000 bail – 10 percent of each $250,000 bond amount the judge placed on each charge – for a total of $100,000 bail on his $1 million total bond.

Security and fans fought back cameras as they tried to clear a space for Kelly as he left jail.

After three nights in lockup, Kelly’s entourage picked up passengers and drove almost immediately to a popular River North McDonald’s. There, he emerged in a tan hooded coat, ordered fast food, and sat and enjoyed it in public like any other customer on a Monday night.

He was last seen heading into a Gold Coast cigar bar.

Hours earlier, at his court appearance, Kelly wore an orange jumpsuit and held his hands behind his back during the proceedings. Kelly’s case has been assigned to Judge Lawrence Flood and his next court date is scheduled for March 22.


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