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R. Kelly is caught up on back child support, lawyer says

R. Kelly (Photo credit: Ouzounova / Splash News)

R. Kelly has paid another $32,000 of his child support debts.
The 52-year-old singer spent a short spell in Cook County Jail in March for failing to pay more than $161,000 in child support to his ex-wife Andrea Lee. After having given her a check for $62,000 last month, he’s now paid another $32,000, according to his lawyer.

Steven Greenberg told TMZ that Kelly doesn’t owe one more single solitary cent” of this month’s payment, and won’t need to pay anything more to her until July’s lower payment of $21,000 is due.

The “Ignition” hitmaker first made a payment to Lee last month at a hearing in Chicago, which was the first in his divorce case with Lee to be held in public since 2013, after a judge previously sealed the proceedings.

Kelly and Lee’s case was brought back to the public eye after Cook County Judge Lori Rosen ruled in favor of Lee’s motion to unseal the case.

Alison Motta, Lee’s lawyer, said at the time of the hearing: “Ms. Kelly appreciates the fact that Mr. Kelly is not going to have any special protection above and beyond what anyone else has.

“[If] he doesn’t take his responsibilities seriously, doesn’t comply with his obligations to his children, it’s gonna get filed and people will know.”

The child support payment case comes as the R&B star is currently facing multiple allegations of sexual abuse, 11 of which were brought against him earlier this month.

Kelly has entered a plea of not guilty to all 11 new charges, which come after he was previously faced with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse when four women accused him of sexually abusing them, three of whom claim they were underage at the time of the alleged incidents.