The woman who reportedly paid $100,000 to bail R. Kelly out of jail received bomb threats at day care she’s associated with. WBBM’s Brad Edwards reported that multiple people called in the bomb threat to the Chicago-based business on Saturday, March 2.
A woman named Valencia P. Love has been named as the person who bailed the singer out, and reports say she’s directly connected to the day care and maybe the owner. She’s also listed as a registered agent of the business.
After the threat was made, the bomb and arson squad showed up, everyone was evacuated and the scene was cleared without any explosives being found. There were also no injuries reported and no arrests made, but an investigation is ongoing.
As reported, Love, who’s 47 and from Romeoville, Ill., posted the $100,000 bail on Monday, Feb. 25, shortly after the singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.
The charges came after videotapes were given to Chicago prosecutors that allegedly show Kelly having sex with an underage girl. There’s also three other of his alleged victims involved in the case.
The $100,000 was 10 percent of a $1 million bond that was established after Kelly turned himself in on Feb. 22, and on the bond slip Love was listed only as his friend.
According to Don Russell, Kelly’s manager, Love met the singer in September 2018 on a Lake Michigan cruise ship called the Spirit of Chicago, and she reconnected with him after he was arrested and jailed.
“She wanted Rob to have a chance at justice, and she thought he’d have a better chance outside of jail than inside,” Russell told the Chicago Sun-Times.