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R. Kelly’s Bond Set at $1 Million, Pleads Not Guilty

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Following his arrest on February 22nd, R. Kelly has entered a not guilty plea via his attorney. The singer is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse with four victims.

R. Kelly spent this past weekend in a Chicago jail, donning an orange jumpsuit like the rest of the inmates in the facility. Saturday, Kelly’s bond was set at $1 million, where the singer would have to pay 10% for temporary freedom and adhere to the conditions of his release. Among those terms was a condition that Kelly refrains from contacting females younger than 18. Monday, February 25th, he went before a judge after failing to raise the $100,000 bail to secure his release.

At this hearing, Kelly’s case was assigned to Cook County Associate Judge Lawrence Flood. Judge Flood will preside over the trial where the next court date is March 22nd. While Kelly awaits his next court date, news of additional evidence is making the rounds. Attorney Michael Avenatti stated his team is providing prosecutors with a second video of Kelly assaulting a minor. Avenatti is currently representing one victim and one witness of Kelly’s crimes.

Case Outline

Of R. Kelly’s current accusers, three of the victims are minors and one is an adult. A bond proffer detailing the extent of Kelly’s offenses has been made public with the initial page citing an offense in 1998. The victim, aged 16 at the time, says Kelly approached her on her 16th birthday while she was celebrating at a restaurant. R. Kelly’s manager provided the victim with a business card that had Kelly’s personal number. Kelly convinced the victim to meet him at his Chicago studio where the first encounter took place. The victim was then told to collect an envelope from Kelly’s receptionist which contained a “large sum of money.” These encounters continues monthly from May ’98 to May ’99.

The second victim was abused from September 1998 until September 2001. Only 14 years old at the time, this victim has been identified as the niece of S.E., who is presumably Stephanie “Sparkle” Edwards. This information has been provided via a witness who claims he had conversations with R and his associates. In these talks, R. Kelly told the witness to retrieve the tapes containing evidence of Kelly assaulting the victim. The witness viewed the tapes before turning them over to Cook County State’s Attorney Office through his legal representation.

DNA Evidence

The third victim, 24, has provided DNA evidence that R. Kelly assaulted her February 18 2003. A former hairdresser who used to braid R. Kelly’s hair, the victim stated Kelly assaulted her after saying he “wanted his head massaged.” He motioned to his genitals and tried to force himself onto her. However, she resisted and Kelly ejaculated onto the victim and spit in her face several times. The shirt she was wearing was submitted for testing and returned as a match for R. Kelly’s DNA.

The fourth victim was abused between May 2009 and January 2010 at 16 years old. Having attended the criminal trial of R. Kelly in 2008, the victim eventually made contact with the singer at his Olympia Fields home. R. Kelly was aware the victim was underage. During their encounters he would slap, choke, and spit on the victim. The victim saved one of the shirts she was wearing during the attacks and submitted it to Olympia Fields Police Department for DNA testing. The shirt tested positive for R. Kelly’s semen.

According to the Associated Press, R. Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg expects the singer to post bail this evening. Greenberg is maintaining his clients innocence and that no one has shown his evidence that contradicts that. Although R. Kelly has an outstanding amount in unpaid child support to the tune of $170,000, his attorney does not believe that will interfere with Kelly’s ability to post bail since it is a civil dispute.

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Ruth E Carter Starts Women’s Empowerment Challenge

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With their favorite women’s empowerment song playing in the background, some of our favorite celebs have hopped on a hashtag to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Started by Oscar winner Ruth E Carter, our faves have called their closest gal pals to strut their stuff in the name of strength and unity. Celebrating one another through dance, Mrs. Carter’s hope is that the world will realize when women unite anything is possible.

Each group passes the challenge on to another group of women who inspires them. So far, Gabrielle Union, Halle Berry, and Angela Bassett have joined the tag. Can’t wait to see who else steps up!

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“She’s broke!” Eva Marcille’s Bitter Bridesmaid Spills Tea to Marlo Hampton

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Eva The Diva and her cousin, Terrell Mullin, have been on the defensive since the latest episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta aired. The recently wed winner of the third cycle of America’s Next Top Model has been slandered by her own bridesmaid, Seannita Parmer.

Parmer confided in Marlo Hampton with the juicy details of Eva’s financials, alleging that she and her husband, Atlanta attorney Michael Sterling, are struggling. Marlo says that Seannita called her, introduced herself, and then dropped the motherlode of receipts. But according to Marlo, we haven’t even heard it all.

No Money, Mo’ Problems

Sitting with NeNe Leakes and discussing the beautiful ceremony, for which The Sterlings spared no expense, Marlo said, “They probably did not, but they should have.” Running down a segment of their financial woes, Marlo said the streets told her Eva is paying for everything, they’re living in a rented home, and they are facing eviction! She also spilled tea regarding several unpaid bills and alluded to them allegedly using a backhanded method to obtain a vehicle.

Furious that Seannita would betray his cousin, established Makeup Artist Terrell Mullin spilled some of her tea in return. Mullin claims that Seannita Parmer went on her own broke and homeless tour that lasted two years. Crashing on Eva Marcille’s couch, Parmer allegedly stayed rent free at her Los Angeles home. Outraged, Eva chimed in, leaving a comment calling her “just trash.”

However, Seannita came back with a rebuttal, stating she “slept in the 3rd bedroom to help take care of her daughter.” Not only did she still own a home during this time, Seannita says the “5 bedroom house with an elevator she used to film RHOA in and also the house her and her husband lived in was rented by my family as well.” She then said Eva Marcille ran up the utilities on the property in a senior citizen’s name and they haven’t paid them yet. Seannita Parmer says her family is filing suit today.

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So because I bring info to the group I’m messy, unhappy & jealous, PLEASE! I stated what the streets was saying, just like these girls have done to me for the last 6 years, however this tea came with RECEIPTS, so why would I not bring it to her Big Sis who could let her know her business was being spread by her supposed best friends & bridesmaids. Even some of her so called new friends were giggling when they heard the tea, but so concerned when spilling it to her 👀. … And to show y’all how messy I’M NOT, I didn’t even share all the documentation/proof I was given. I’ve endured so many nasty LIES about me in this group of women, I date old white men, I’m a prostitute, NO — What I am is a single woman that dates men that I’m attracted to of any color! I came on RHOA with a Black Man, Charles Grant, I was the breadwinner in the relationship 😉 the white billionaire they love to mention was my boyfriend for over 4 years, he courted me for 6 months while I ran my store the Red Carpet Boutique, we were in love, it didn’t work out, he broke my heart. … Please give me a receipt, a picture, a screen shot of me being a Ho, Prostitute, Escort… I’ve been waiting for 6 years, seriously, show it! I’m a #FactStater, I say what they’re thinking and do what I want. Is my delivery the best, No, I’m working on that, but it’s always truthful & without malice. …. Having a husband & family is important to me, but I grew up without a father and half of a mother, I know how to survive. I take care of me, I’ve survived this far & doing damn good. I’ll take that step, when the time is right, for the right reasons. … Not because society says so, not because it’s the trend & definitely not because a group of bored, bitter women with washed up careers think I should because they are threatened by a confident, sexy, educated, hard working & fashionable Single Woman… #Periodt And don’t get it twisted I don’t date broke, go purchase one of my t shirts if you feel me, 10% now using code “FactStater” never jealous of a 🍑 cause the 💰is secured, half the work, double the pay, winning 🤷🏽‍♀️.

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Because Marlo Hampton was the one to spill the tea, she’s been catching all the heat. In a long Instagram caption, Marlo defended herself against the many rumors that she’s just a messy escort. She ended her rant with “never jealous of a peach cause the bag is secured, half the work, double the pay, winning.”

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Andrea Kelly Joins Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Cast

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The latest preview for ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta’ was released and featured Andrea Kelly, R. Kelly’s ex-wife. Saying, “I don’t know what it’s like to be R. Kelly’s child. I only know what it’s like to be his ex-wife,” viewers can expect to hear more from the dancer-choreographer.

Little is known about Andrea Kelly, but that could soon change. The dancer-choreographer has recently joined the cast of Growing up Hip Hip: Atlanta and it appears she will sit down to speak her truth. There’s no telling what details could emerge.

Andrea was featured in the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, where she recalled the abuses she suffered as well as what led her to leave. Prior to the premiere of the six-part series, Andrea sat with the women of The View and shared details of abusive encounters with R. Kelly. During this interview, Andrea says she was inspired to come forward because she watched an interview where another woman described events that were parallel to what she experienced. Hoping to bring validity to the other survivors’ accounts, Andrea stepped forward to speak her truth.

It isn’t clear what role Andrea will play in Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, but domestic violence looks to be a topic for the upcoming season. Recently, Shad ‘Bow Wow’ Moss and his ex girlfriend, Kiyomi Leslie, were involved in an altercation where Bow Wow sustained several injuries. Although video evidence showed Bow Wow to be the aggressor by instigating the fight in a hotel elevator, further details court proceedings related to their fight have yet to emerge. Still, the trailer features Da Brat chastising Bow Wow for his actions and reminding him of the lasting consequences of domestic violence.

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta returns Summer 2019. Will you be watching?

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