Judge sets singer R. Kelly’s bail at $1M in sex abuse case

Kelly was ordered jailed on $1 million bond Saturday at his first court hearing since the R&B star was charged with sexually abusing four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo trial involving a celebrity. The 52-year-old Grammy winner turned himself in late Friday and spent a night in jail before being taken to the courthouse. He stood with his hands behind his back and said to the judge, “How are you?”

R Kelly Charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse

The R&B star, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced claims of sexual abuse against women and teenage girls for decades. He has never been convicted and has previously denied all the allegations. The 52-year-old is expected in court in Chicago, where he lives, on 8 March.