The mystery female friend who paid $100,000 to get R. Kelly out of jail over the recent sexual abuse charges will not have to answer questions under oath about her relationship with the singer, with a judge dismissing her from a legal battle.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Chicago judge recently dismissed Valencia Love from the lawsuit between Kelly and his former recording studio landlord.
The landlord won a $173,000 judgment against Kelly over unpaid rent and has been trying to collect for several months. They fired off subpoenas to multiple banks where Kelly had accounts, Sony Music, and ASCAP (for his royalties). They were able to seize $154k from his Bank of America accounts plus $50k from Sony, which settled the debt.
They also were informed by WinTrust Bank that Kelly was overdrawn and had negative $13 in his account.
In newly filed docs in the case, it is revealed the landlord had also subpoenaed Love, in an effort to ask her if she was holding money for Kelly or had any of his assets.
Back in February, the 47-year-old Love put up $100,000 to bail Kelly out after he spent three days in jail. She said at the time that he was a close friend and had known him for years. She was quoted as saying, “It was his own money. I just posted bail for him.”
The mystery behind why she had his money and the extent of their relationship was never explained, leaving many people to wonder what the truth was.
The docs note Love was set to have appeared in court but once the debt was settled, the judge dismissed her from having to appear or turn over financial information relating to Kelly.
The landlord also believed Kelly’s lawyers may have been holding on to funds for him, firing off to subpoenas to them as well that have also been dismissed.
As The Blast reported, R. Kelly left jail in February after surrendering to police after being charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse, each carrying a possible sentence of three to seven years in prison.
Kelly’s attorney entered a not guilty plea for the singer and he is due back in court later this year.