R. Kelly is reportedly accepting donations from his industry supporters, as he desperately tries to retain Michael's Jackson's former attorney, Tom Mesereau.

Mesereau is known for winning an acquittal for Jackson in 2005, the same year his client, actor Robert Blake, was found not guilty in the murder of his wife.

According to Kelly's currently lead lawyer, Steven Greenberg - it's all just a rumor.

Greenberg denies Kelly's legal team is courting Mesereau, calling the rumor "a complete load of crap." Kelly would have to fire Greenberg if he did retain Mesereau.

Federal judges in both Chicago and New York have ordered that shamed R&B singer R. Kelly is to be held without bond until he stands trial for numerous sex charges involving underage girls.

Prosecutors argued that Kelly is a flight risk as well as a rick to young girls, and urged to judge not to allow Kelly to post bond.

"We're talking seventh and eighth-grade girls," Assistant U.S. Attorney Angel Krull told the judge. "And it didn't happen once or twice. He sexually abused them hundreds of times before they turned 18."

Kelly's lawyer, Steve Greenberg said that the fallen star was "disappointed" with the outcome of the bond hearing.

"He's got a van," Greenberg said. "He travels in a van. He's not a risk to go to the airport and take off, and frankly, he'd be recognized anyway. He's not going anywhere."

According to Chicago Tribune, prosecutors are currently in possession of three "extremely disturbing" videos showing the "sadomasochistic abuse" of the girl who was the alleged victim in Kelly's original child pornography case — identified only as "Minor 1."

The unidentified victim is now cooperating with authorities and told a federal grand jury under oath that Kelly repeatedly sexually abused her when she was a minor, Krull said.