Daycare and restaurant owner, Valencia Love, rocked headlines in February when she paid $100,000 to help her ‘friend’ R. Kelly bond out of a Chicago jail after he was arrested for multiple counts of sexual abuse and indecency with minors (click here to read more).
Her efforts quickly proved futile, however, as the Grammy winner was arrested again just days later – this time for unpaid child support. Despite singing a few sad songs about his financial status, Kelly was able to post bail again only to be detained by New York authorities on federal charges in July (click here to read more on that).
Due to the quick turnaround of 52-year-old’s reincarceration, Love petitioned a Cook County judge for a refund of her six figure contribution to this freedom. The official decision was handed Tuesday (September 17) and it’s pretty safe to say Valencia probably wasn’t pleased.
“Valencia Love put up the $100,000 in February; she had met the singer on a boat cruise, according to a friend of Kelly.
Love filed a motion because she wants that money back. Her attorney appeared in court Tuesday at a status hearing in Kelly’s state criminal case. He told the judge his client had no knowledge of federal investigations in New York or Illinois when she posted bond and that Kelly is a man of “vast resources.” Judge Lawrence Flood denied that motion.”