By Prince Hakeem
The woman who helped R Kelly make bail earlier this year is now asking for a refund on the cash amount she posted.
Valencia Love was the woman who helped R Kelly get out of jail when he was arrested on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. She made four separate installment payments of $25,000 to help him reach his bail amount of $100K. He was released just two days after he turned himself in.
Love, who claimed to be a “friend” of Kelly, owns several several restaurants in the Chicago are. She also owned a childcare facility called the Lord and Child Christian Day Care. She did not disclose where the money came from. Instead she said that Kelly would have eventually gotten out of prison regardless if she helped or not.
“He’s my friend and I knew he needed help.”
“He was going to get out regardless,” Love added. “I just went out there to help my friend.”
While that gesture of good faith may have been appreciated, it didn’t last long. Kelly found himself arrested just four months later on federal charges.
After Kelly got indicted on federal charges, Love and her attorney filed a motion to get her money back.
Love’s lawyer, John Collins, told Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood that she had no idea the singer was facing federal charges at the time of her posting the bail money.
The money she posted in just sitting in an account and she is actually wants the money to pay for Kelly’s attorney fees.
“Why is it such a big deal? He’s already locked up,” she said. “Why can’t the bail money be returned?”