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Black woman who bailed R. Kelly out of jail faces threats

R. Kelly mugshot. (Photo: Chicago Police Department)

The woman who chose to help R. Kelly make bail continues to face backlash. Valencia Love, 47, paid the $100,000 bail needed for R. Kelly to be released from jail.

According to CBS Chicago, multiple bomb threats were made against Love’s daycare center. Brad Edwards, a reporter at CBS Chicago, tweeted, “Multiple people called in a bomb threat to a daycare near W. 79th & Kedzie. The business is connected to the woman who posted R. Kelly’s $100k bond. PER CPD -No offender in custody. Bomb and arson cleared the scene. Area Central investigating.”

Love resides in Romeoville, Illinois, and owns Love on the Blu, a diner located in the Chicago area. She also owns a childcare facility, the Lord and Child Christian Day Care. After facing backlash on social media, Love decided to speak out and explained her side of the story to Fox 32’s Tia Ewing.

Love shared her message in a statement via the Notes app on iPhone. It read:

“I’m not going to say it was my money (Valencia P. Love) or his (R. Kelly) money and he’s not broke,” she wrote. “He was going to post bond by Thursday anyway. He’s my friend and I knew he needed help. There are three sides to every story, his side, there’s (the alleged victims), and the truth….

“He’s not a monster, he’s not. He’s been nothing but a gentleman to me…There are three sides to every story, his side, there’s (the alleged victims), and the truth. (sic)”

Cook County prosecutors charged R. Kelly with 10 counts of sexual abuse. The alleged abuse occurred between 1998 and 2010 and involves victims between the ages of 13 and 16. Kelly could face 70 years in prison if convicted.