According to Page Six, R. Kelly could be facing jail time if he fails to show up for a child-custody hearing on March 27, having previously been a no-show at court in November. Last Thursday (February 13), the singer's ex-wife Andrea Kelly filed court papers for absent child support payments ($23,833/month). The paper claims that Kellz previously fell behind in payments—over $100,000—but has since paid that balance off.
More from Page Six:
Kelly’s trouble doesn’t end there: One of his attorneys has told Kelly’s camp that if the singer doesn’t appear at a March 27 hearing in his child- custody battle in Chicago, a judge could give him 30 days to six months behind bars because Kelly didn’t show up at a November hearing.
"The judge was clear in November that he wasn’t happy R. Kelly didn't show up," said a source. "His lawyer [James Quigley] is worried the judge could lock Kelly up if he doesn’t show this time, but he can’t reach his client."
Our source added that Quigley's firm is owed thousands, itself, while it’s in custody negotiations with Andrea, a star of VH1's Hollywood Exes.
Multiple sources say that despite his troubles, Kelly is "in a bunker" and "unreachable." A source said Quigley's firm may have to withdraw from the case if Kelly's camp didn’t get in touch.
[via Page Six]