Something in the buttermilk ain’t clean.
Yesterday we told you that Robert “R” Kelly’s attorney released a statement refuting claims made by the Custodial Support Foundation that he owed his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, over $100,000 in unpaid child support. According to the agency, they were hired by the “Hollywood Exes” star to go after her famous ex-hubby. However, both Robert and Andrea’s attorney’s came forward insisting that the agency’s claims were false and that he paid his child support in full.
“The Custodial Support Foundation should check their facts. Mr. Kelly is current on his child support payments,” said Robert’s attorney.
Of course, we knew something wasn’t right, the foundation had to be getting their information from someone. Though it was originally reported that they would be retracting their statement, according to The YBF, they have decided to stand behind their accusations, insisting that Andrea did in fact, hire them.
“My media ﬁrm, which has been in business since 1996, operates in truth and would never knowingly lie or put out a press release stating lies, nor would we advise our clients to do so,” wrote the firm’s public relations representative, Sibrene Stowe de Hernandez. “Our client provided us with proof and we stand by Project Child Support (of the Foundation of Custodial Support) and LaChic Media wanted to provide proof that Project Child Support initiative and Bounty Alert Foundation were in fact contracted to assist in the recovery of $114,900 in unpaid child support.”
So what reason would Andrea have to hire the firm and then pull back? Well, it’s believed that when Robert learned of her actions, he quickly and quietly paid off the money he owed so that negative press and deadbeat dad rumors wouldn’t hinder the promotion and sales of his new album, “Black Panties.”
“It is my belief that our services were contracted to leverage negotiations between Mr. and Ms. Kelly, to force Mr. Kelly to pay his arrears,” said the foundation’s CEO, Kai D. Patterson. “The type of services we provide as well as the success of our program is well documented and available online. I don’t believe that coincidentally, Mr. Kelly paid months of unpaid child support arrears only after Project Child Support was contracted to provide services to collect the arrears.”
Kai also claims that she was informed by Andrea’s attorney, Alison Motta, that her client could not afford the $400 processing fee because she had “mismanaged her earnings from the show [Hollywood Exes].”
This entire situation seems really shady and extra messy.