CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess) — Embattled R&B artist R. Kelly was released from Cook County Jail late Monday after he pleaded not guilty to sex abuse charges leveled against him and posted bond of $100,000.
Local media reports stated that Kelly and his entourage went to a local McDonalds immediately after his release, where he signed autographs for fans.
Despite being released, the news of Kelly’s latest legal troubles has rippled out into his tour plans and three European venues where he was scheduled to perform have pulled his shows from their schedules.
Kelly was slated to perform at the Ratiopharm Arena in Neu-Ulm, Bayern, Germany on April 12 and Sporthalle Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany on April 14th but both venues no longer list the dates on their calendars.
As well, he was due to perform at The Box in Amsterdam on April 20th, but that show has been removed from the venue’s schedule as well.
However, at least for The Box, the show has not been officially canceled by its promoter, a rep for the venue told the Netherlands Times.
“We did not think it appropriate to still communicate the event through our channels, as the situation is so unclear [and the] uncertainty about the artist,” The Box co-owner Nora van der Woude told the Times.
Van der Woude told the Times that the venue has been seeking a way to cancel the rental agreement for the show with concert promoter J Noah Entertainment since the debut of the documentary Surviving R. Kelly aired in January.
“When we signed the rental agreement with the concert promoter J Noah Entertainment in 2018, we weren’t and couldn’t have been aware of the content of the Documentary and the media-explosion and public attention it generated,” Van der Woude told the Post.
Kelly is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse with four alleged victims including three underage girls.