R. Kelly was arrested last night (February 22), after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse earlier in the day. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago authorities, according to Chicago Tribune reporter Megan Crepeau, who caught it on video.
The arrest follows the emergence of another damning video tape, which apparently shows R. Kelly assaulting an underage girl. According to lawyer Michael Avenatti, speaking to CNN, the video was provided by a “whistleblower”.
Obviously, these aren’t the first accusations made against R. Kelly. In July 2017, he was accused of holding women in a cult. Since then, many artists and collaborators have spoken out against the singer.