Valencia Love, the friend of R. Kelly who bailed him out of jail. is now dealing with the blowback from that decision after her daycare business received multiple bomb threats.
According to reports, Love owns the Lord and Child Christian Daycare Center in Chicago, as well as the restaurant Love on the Blu. However, the Chicago police said the daycare has been steadily targeted with several bomb threats. No explosives have been found so far, TMZ reports.
Love posted $100,000 to bail the embattled singer out of the Cook County jail, where he was awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused four underage girls dating back to 1998, including three underage girls.
Love reportedly is still listed as the “registered agent” for the daycare with the Illinois Secretary of State. But there have been reports that she no longer works there, The Daily Mail reports.
During an interview with Fox News, Love denied all claims that Kelly was broke, and stood firmly behind her friend’s innocence. In a transcribed statement to Ewing, Kelly’s friend stated:
“I’m not going to say it was my money (Valencia P. Love) or his (RKelly) money and he’s not broke. He was going to post bond by Thursday anyway. He’s my friend and I knew he need help. There are three sides to every story, his side, there’s (the alleged victims) and the truth. I can’t say [the victims] are lying. It wasn’t my money, I’m not going to say whose money it is. I don’t condone any man sodomizing anyone or abusing a woman. He (Rkelly) told me he was innocent, if he did it he is wrong.”
The two reportedly met back in September while on a cruise around Lake Michigan.