Spokesman: R. Kelly to secure release from jail as early as Friday

Singer Robert Kelly known as R. Kelly appears in a booking

Singer Robert Kelly known as R. Kelly appears in a booking

R.Kelly was released from a Chicago jail after turning himself in for the second time in almost two weeks.

"When we get those things, we're going to fight this case like we fight any other case, in the courtroom, based on the evidence", he said.

"Everybody says something bad about me".

Kelly has continuously denied all sexual abuse allegations against him, defending himself in a recent sit-down interview with Gayle King for CBS This Morning.

R. Kelly was released from jail on Saturday after a $161,000 child support payment was made on his behalf.

After he was initially jailed for the back-owed child support, R. Kelly was depressed, Johnson said, adding that "he should have been".

Check out the AP's complete coverage of the investigations into R. Kelly.

After Kelly departed Saturday, his attorney, Steve Greenberg, who walked out with him, decried news coverage of his client and what he called "the pitchfork justice that's going on around here".

Greenberg said the judge entered a gag order in the case, and that Kelly's divorce lawyer would be in domestic relations court with the singer on Wednesday.

Greenberg declined to say how much Kelly posted Saturday to walk out of jail.

Kelly told King his ex-wife was lying when she said he abused her, asking, "How can I pay child support if my ex-wife is destroying my name and I can't work?"

She said, "They didn't want any questions about Aaliyah, which I was fine with".

The most charges against Kelly followed the release of a documentary in January called Surviving R. Kelly. The controversial crooner has reportedly paid over $160,000 in child support days after getting placed behind bars. How can I take care of my kids? How? Kelly, whose attorney said at the time that the singer's finances were in disarray, then spent a weekend in jail before a 47-year-old suburban Chicago business owner posted his $100,000 bail.

Cook County prosecutors allege he abused four victims, three of them underage girls, over a span of 12 years.

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