(Chicago, IL) – There was much speculation that R.Kelly would be arrested on a no-bond warrant preventing the singer from seeing his freedom likely ever again. But that wasn’t the case as the multi-platinum recording artist walked of a Chicago area jail after a few days in custody on sexual abuse charges.
Kelly was seen exiting jail grounds with his attorney and that’s it. No security was on hand to help the Grammy winner get through the mob of media that was waiting for him. He didn’t have any words for the reporters.
Kelly, born Robert Kelly, turned himself in on Friday after being indicted on accusations he sexually abused several underage girls as well as a woman between 1998 and 2010. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Kelly hopped in a van, somewhere changed clothes and was later spotted at an area McDonald’s and a cigar bar called BIGGs. Kelly’s freedom could be compromised again if he doesn’t pay 160k in back child support by March 6th.
(Los Angeles, CA-AP) – Brad Pitt is responding to a court filing by his estranged wife Angelina Jolie. Pitt said he lent Jolie eight-million-dollars so she could buy her current home and paid more than one-point-three-million-dollars in bills for her and their six children.
Pitt accused Jolie of using their children to try and manipulate media coverage. A representative for Jolie did not immediately respond to Pitt’s court filing.
In Jolie’s court filing earlier this week she said that Pitt has paid no meaningful child support for their children ranging from nine to 16 years old.
(SL) – Angelina Jolie is going after Brad Pitt over child support. Documents Jolie’s attorneys filed yesterday say Pitt has not paid meaningful child support since he and Jolie separated nearly two years ago. The Oscar-winning actress is asking the judge in the couple’s divorce case to order Pitt to pay child support retroactively. The documents also say Jolie wants the judge to formally end the marriage before this year is over.
Jolie and Pitt were married for two years before they split up in September of 2016. They were together for ten years before that. Jolie is seeking primary custody of their six children.
(SL) – The Daily Mail Reports, Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams has been ordered to pay $50,629 a month in child support to his ex-wife following a bitter custody battle.
In a court ruling filed on Tuesday and obtained by DailyMail.com, the 36-year-old will also have to pay a total of $270,000 in legal fees to ex Aryn Drake-Lee.
Williams and Drake-Lee have two children together from their five-year marriage, including three-year-old son Maceo and four-year-old daughter Sadie.
The actor will have to pay $50,629 a month in support from July 1 based on his ‘extraordinarily high’ monthly salary of $521,000, according to the court ruling. A judge had signed off on a request back in January for Williams to pay the monthly support sum but his ex-wife filed additional court documents requesting $73,369 per month instead.
Williams had tried to argue in court documents that he should not have to pay any child support directly to Drake-Lee.
Instead, he argued that he should support his children by only making payments to third parties. ‘The reasonable needs of the children can be met by (Williams) directly paying school tuition, uninsured medical and certain other expenses totaling $7,465 a month,’ the actor argued in the papers.
The ruling on Tuesday, however, stated that the point of child support was to maintain the children’s needs given their right to ‘share in a lifestyle and condition consistent with their parents’ current station in life’.
It added that the reasonable needs of the couple’s children would not be met if Williams did not pay support directly to his ex-wife given they spend most of their custodial time with her.
(SL) – Scandalous! Of course we love the babies but….my goodness..what are they eating white truffles and caviar?? MSN reports, After the toughest on-field season of his career, star Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is in more hot water.
The burly slugger is facing legal trouble after failing to pay child support for two children he allegedly fathered to Belkis Rodriguez. Rodriguez alleges that Cabrera fathered her children in 2013 and 2015.
That’s, of course, at least two separate visits to Rodriguez, meaning Cabrera certainly considered this a relationship of sorts or he was just incredibly careless.
Cabrera was paying Rodriguez child support until he bought her a house, at which time Cabrera started decreasing the amount of money he was paying out to raise these children. However, the tone has changed lately; Cabrera claims that Rodriguez is extorting him, and he recently demanded a paternity test.
Cabrera’s side has tried to get the case thrown out, but he is scheduled to appear in Miami for a deposition later this week.
The allegations are contained in court records obtained by The Detroit News that chronicle a public fight over money and offer insight into the personal life of a married, intensely private, baseball player who has three children with his wife of 15 years, Rosangel.
Belkis Mariela Rodriguez, 35, of Orlando, sued Cabrera in Florida in August after the Tigers first baseman allegedly slashed child-support payments, a move that coincided with the Tigers veteran helping her buy a nearly $1 million home earlier this year.
Cabrera is one of the world’s wealthiest athletes, earning more than $30 million a year, but is fighting over how much money the children should receive.
Cabrera, 34, wants paternity tests conducted on the children, born in 2013 and 2015, and has accused Rodriguez of extorting him, according to court records. It’s unclear if those tests have been administered. Cabrera currently is paying her more than $6,200 a month.
Rodriguez, a florist, has custody of both children, though Cabrera has visitation rights and a say in all “major” decisions involving the children, per court documents. Cabrera is named as the father on both birth certificates, Rodriguez says in the court documents.
Cabrera’s legal team has accused Rodriguez of “embarking on a mission to extort additional moneys to be used for her benefit under the guise of child support,” according to court records filed in Orange County, Florida.
Cabrera is scheduled to be questioned under oath by the woman’s lawyers during a videotaped deposition Thursday in Orlando. Rodriguez was scheduled to begin her deposition Friday.
A message left Friday night with Rodriguez wasn’t immediately returned. Cabrera’s lead attorney, Benjamin Hodas, didn’t respond to a request for comment Friday. The Tigers didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.
A lawyer for Rodriguez, who owns Lake Eola Florist in Orlando, declined comment.
“For professional reasons and in order to protect the privacy of the affected persons, it is our general policy and practice not to comment on ongoing matters,” her lawyer, Terry Young, wrote in an email to The News on Thursday.