R. Kelly girlfriend pleads not guilty to battery charge
Posted: 5:57 PM, Jan 09, 2020
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In this Feb. 23, 2019 photo, Joycelyn Savage (R) and Azriel Clary arrive for a bond hearing for R&B singer R. Kelly at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO — A girlfriend of R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly punching another of the R&B singer's girlfriends in the face.
Joycelyn Savage entered the plea Thursday in a Chicago courtroom.
Police said Savage, 24, was taken into custody after allegedly punching the 22-year-old woman during a fight Wednesday at Kelly’s Trump Tower condominium.
The judge agreed to Savage's attorney's request that she be released on a recognizance bond.
The women had been living with Kelly before he was jailed last year on sexual abuse and other charges. He remains in jail.
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