When reached for comment, Bell’s lawyers told CNN, “All facts will come out in the courtroom. There are no additional comments at this time.”
According to a statement from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, in October 2018, a 15-year-old child in the case filed a report with his local police department in Canada about an alleged incident that happened between him and Bell the previous year. A Cleveland nightclub.
The statement said Canadian officials contacted the Cleveland Division of Police, who conducted the investigation. That investigation revealed that the victim, who had a relationship with Bell several years earlier, attended her concert in December 2017. At the concert, Bell allegedly “violated his duty of care and, in doing so, created the risk of harm to the victim,” prosecutors said. According to investigators, Bell also allegedly sent inappropriate social media messages to the victim.
Bell posted a $2500 bond and was released from the Cuyahoga County Jail. His first pretrial hearing is set for June 23.