R. Kelly’s story is one of amazing heights and demonizing lows. Now he is facing another trial for his crimes, and the bad news keeps coming for the disgraced singer.

The New York Post reports that Kelly has been ordered to empty is commissary account dry. That means the $27k he has won’t go for Ramen noodles and toilet paper. He has to give it up as restitution to his victims.

Federal Judge Ann Donnelly ordered the Bureau of Prisons to turn over $27,828 from Kelly’s inmate trust account in a Chicago lockup to be put in an interest-accruing account until she determines how much money should be paid in restitution to his victims.

R. Kelly’s music was removed from playlists all over, and he’s not raking in the cash he once was at all. At a time like this, losing the funds he has is not what he wanted at all. Then again, the unspeakable nature of his crimes just might warrant such an order.


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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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