This is the woman who bailed R Kelly out of prison on Monday, posting $100,000 just months after she met the singer.
Valencia Love, 47, meet Kelly in September according to a family member, who said that the two were both guests on a local cruise around Lake Michigan.
Love had long been a fan of the singer, but after that meeting became ‘obsessed’ with Kelly said the family member, who asked not to be named.
That family member said it was a shock to learn however that Love had posted Kelly’s bail, though she did reveal that the money was likely not much of a problem.
This is because love received a seven-figure settlement after filing a wrongful death lawsuit against then hospital that was treating her young daughter when she passed away in 2010.
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The Kelly-phile: Valencia Love, 47, met R Kelly in September when she and the singer were on a boat cruise around Lake Michigan a family member told DailyMail.com (Love on left with Kelly)
Smoke show: Kelly swapped out his blue down jacket fro a suede and fur designer piece once he was back in public
Love on the Blu, the restaurant that Love owns, was also purchased with the money she made in the suit.
She bought the restaurant around the same time that she met Kelly according to records.
DailyMail.com revealed on Tuesday that Love also owns the Lord and Child Christian Daycare Center, but has been an executive there with one other women for well over a decade.
Records obtained by DailyMail.com show that Love also paid $350,000 for a property in a Romeoville tract housing development back in September.
Two years prior to receiving that settlement, Love had filed for both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
She has also taken out multiple orders of protection over the years.
Kelly appeared in a Chicago courtroom on Monday where his lawyer formally entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
The singer, who wore an orange prison jumpsuit in court, identified himself to the judge at the start of the hearing, but did not speak again during the proceedings.
Once the hearing was over, Kelly returned to D. O. C. Division 8 RTU, with the singer still unable to cover his $1 million bond.
Hours later he was free, thanks to Love.
Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg, responded to the charges with a statement over the weekend, saying: ‘We haven’t seen any evidence, any reason to believe these allegations are credible. He’s a rock star. He doesn’t need to have nonconsensual sex.’
Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony with a sentencing range of 3-7 years in prison. He faces up to 70 years behind bars if convicted.
These new charges come one week after the emergence of a rape tape that allegedly features Kelly and a minor.
And on Monday, lawyer Michael Avenatti stated that he is working to obtain new tapes that allegedly show Kelly with underage females.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx spoke about the charges at a brief press conference on Friday.
She went through the charges related to each of the four victims, using only initials to identify the women.
Once the hearing was over, Kelly (left) returned to D. O. C. Division 8 RTU, with the singer still unable to cover his $1 million bond. Love (right) then posted his bail
Pick up: Moments after being released from jail, the vehicle pulled over and stopped. A woman is then seen stepping inside the van
Get out of jail The bail form that was signed by Love, who has given conflicting statements as to who put up the $100,000 cash
First was H.W., who was under the age of 17 between the dates of May 26, 1998 and May 25, 1999.
Kelly is charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for the alleged offenses involving that victim.
Those include an instance of ‘contact between Robert Kelly’s penis and H.W’s sex organ,’ an instance where the contact was with ‘H.W’s mouth’ and when ‘Robert Kelly touched his penis to H.W’s breast.’
The fourth count stems from the claim that ‘Robert Kelly touched his mouth to H.W’s breast.
R.L. was involved in an incident which occurred between September 26, 1998 and September 25, 2001 when she was a minor.
That alleged incident resulted in two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse – one for ‘contact between Robert Kelly’s penis and R.L’s sex organ’ one for contact with her ‘mouth.’
The third victim L.C. was of the age of consent on February 18, 2003.
‘A grand jury returned an indictment of one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse based on the transmission of semen by Robert Kelly upon any part of the body of the victim for the purpose of sexual gratification during the course of the underlying forcible felony of Attempt Criminal Sexual Assault,’ said Foxx.
The fourth and final victim was identified as J.P., and the incidents she was involved in led to the final three sexual abuse charges against Kelly.
Those incidents took place between May 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010, and the victim was under the age of 17.
In that case there was ‘contact between Robert Kelly’s penis and J.P’s sex organ,’ ‘mouth’ and ‘the transmission of semen by Robert Kelly.’
Foxx had made a very public plea for accusers to come forward last month, and there could be more charges to come.
Kelly’s indictment came one day after the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office announced that Jussie Smollett had been indicted by a grand jury on a single charge of disorderly conduct for falsifying a police report.
The speed with which Smollett was indicted had led some to question why the State’s Attorney’s Office seemed to be taking their time with Kelly but rushing through the Smollett case.
Illinois is just one of the states where there is an open investigation into Kelly.
Lawyers for the Southern District of New York have also been meeting with alleged victims as well as agents from the IRS and FBI while the Department of Homeland Security has also opened up a probe.
This all comes in the wake of the Lifetime series Surviving R Kelly.
The six-part docuseries ended on a devastating note, with the parents of one of the young women who had run away with Kelly seen throwing rocks at his studio windows trying to get the attention of their daughter.
When they called Chicago police however, the members of law enforcement were not able to legally enter the property.
Kelly had yet to be hit with any criminal charges in the wake of the docuseries until Friday.