R. Kelly Avoids Jail by Coughing Up $62,000 in Late Child Support

May 9, 2019


On Wednesday, R. Kelly reportedly avoided jail time (again) after coughing up $62,000 in delinquent child support payments to his ex-wife, Andrea "Drea" Kelly. The musician's crisis manager, Darrell Johnson, told Entertainment Tonight that Kelly is now up to date with his payments, and even "placed a check for child support in escrow for June, July and August in advance," he added. "My client now looks forward to clearing his name and being cleared of all charges in the near future." Drea Kelly, meanwhile, expressed relief to reporters. "All I can say is that this is a victory for my children. I will fight for my children till the end." R. Kelly was thrown in jail back in March for owing a whopping $161,000 in back child support.