R. Kelly pays $40,000 in back child support payments while facing sex abuse charges

Embattled R&B singer R. Kelly has finally paid out $40,000 in child support to avoid contempt of court charges that could have landed him back in jail. Lisa Damico, Kelly’s family attorney, appeared in Chicago court this week and paid $41,666 to cover Kelly’s June and July child support payments to his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly.