R. Kelly was just having trouble making his $100,000 bail before a woman named Valencia Love paid to get him out of jail. Now, Love is getting slammed on social media. The 47-has broke her silence in an interview with Chicago reporter Tia Ewing on Tuesday afternoon.
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Love claimed she didn’t condone abuse and insisted the Grammy Award-winning singer needs a chance to “prove his innocence.”
“He’s not a monster, he’s not,” she said before adding, “He’s been nothing but a gentleman to me.” She also inferred that Kelly was innocent, saying in part that “There are three sides to every story, his side, there’s [sic] (the alleged victims, and the truth.
Read Love’s comments below.
Love is reportedly an owner of a childcare facility.
“Love owns a number of restaurants according to records obtained by DailyMail.com as well as a childcare facility, the Lord and Child Christian Day Care,” the Daily Mail reported. “She posted that bail despite the fact that Kelly is accused of raping three underage teenagers in this latest Cook County indictment, and the emergence of new rape tapes which allegedly feature the singer and minors. In addition to the daycare, Love also runs the restaurant Love on the Blu.”
Now the restaurant is being protested on social media, see below:
That said, there may still be more trouble for Kelly. After his release from jail on Monday, Kelly, 52, drove straight to the flagship McDonald’s in Chicago’s River North — also known as the Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s — waited in line and sat down for his meal. It was the same location where he allegedly met a teenager who he got pregnant before arranging for an abortion, according to Jim DeRogatis, the Chicago journalist who has been reporting on Kelly’s sex allegations for decades.
Among the conditions of his release from jail, the judge ordered Kelly not to have contact with females under 18. McDonald’s is, of course, in many places a haven for teenagers.
Patrice Jones, one of Kelly’s many accusers, sued the singer in 2002, years after he allegedly picked her up as a teenager at the same Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s in 1998. She claimed Kelly got her pregnant when she was underage and that he arranged for her to get an abortion, according to Jim DeRogatis, the Chicago journalist who has been reporting on Kelly’s sex allegations for decades.
Prison time seemed to be imminent for Kelly.
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