The woman who paid R. Kelly’s hefty $100,000 bail is facing fierce backlash as bomb threats are reportedly being sent to the daycare center she owns.
According to CBS Chicago, police received multiple phone calls from Valencia P. Love’s daycare on Sunday reporting a bomb threat. Everyone was evacuated from the facility while law enforcement investigated the scene. No explosive devices were found on the premises.
“No offender in custody. Bomb and arson cleared the scene. Area Central investigating,” law enforcement confirmed.
The daycare under threat is owned by Love, the 47-year-old woman who paid the $100,000 bond for R. Kelly to be released from prison last week. The bail was paid after the Grammy award-winning singer spent the weekend in Cook County jail after surrendering himself to law enforcement following his indictment by a grand jury on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four alleged victims. Kelly was unable to pay the bail himself and Love stepped up and paid for his release.
“I’m not going to say it was my money or his money and he’s not broke. He was going to post bond by Thursday anyway. He’s my friend and I knew he needed help,” Love told a Fox News reporter, who posted her notes of their conversation on Twitter.
Love also reportedly stated that she didn’t believe the alleged victims were telling the truth.
“He told me he was innocent. If he did it, he is wrong. If he did it that’s wrong. He’s telling me he’s innocent. I wasn’t there you
wasn’tthere, give him the chance and allow him to prove his innocence,” Love continued. “I don’t condone any man sodomizing or abusing a woman.”
It remains unclear if Love still works at the daycare center, TMZ reports.
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