Coronavirus denies R. Kelly time with his legal team in light of new charges - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Da Squeeze

Coronavirus denies R. Kelly time with his legal team in light of new charges

Locked away RnB singer R. Kelly is unable to meet with his lawyers because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The ‘Ignition’ hitmaker was due to see his legal team last week at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago where he is currently behind bars after he was hit with new federal charges in New York, but lawyers were allegedly turned away by corrections personnel amid fears of furthering the spread of coronavirus.

According to TMZ, lawyers wanted to check on Kelly’s wellbeing as well as discuss his legal strategy, but the Bureau of Prisons in Illinois has insisted jail staff are suspending visits for the next 30 days in an attempt to keep the respiratory illness at bay.

A representative for the Bureau of Prisons says they’re making their determinations with an eye toward avoiding unnecessarily exposing inmates and others, but says they also understand the “importance of allowing the inmates access to lawyers” and so will try to accommodate.

Kelly’s last meeting with his lawyers was believed to be earlier last week, before the new charges were filed on Friday (13.03.20), which relate to allegations made by two new alleged victims, one of whom claims she was under 18 when she allegedly had sex with him in 2015.

The 53-year-old singer was hit with a new indictment out of the Eastern District of New York, which includes charges of coercion and enticement, coercion of a minor, and transportation of a minor across state lines.

Both women – listed as Jane Doe #5 and Jane Doe #6 – have alleged Kelly never informed them he had herpes during their relationship, with Jane Doe #6 claiming she was exposed to the virus because they had unprotected sex.

In addition, Kelly has also been hit with new racketeering charges including allegations he used, “force, threats of force, physical restraint and threats of physical restraint.”

Kelly who has maintained his innocence is currently also facing 13 charges in Illinois, as well as having pending cases in Illinois state and Minnesota, and further charges in Brooklyn, New York, that include sex trafficking, racketeering and child pornography.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Some More Sauce...

Lifestyle

Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...

Featured

Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Da Squeeze

Kenyans on Twitter are not to be messed with, they bring guns to a knife fight. The hard-hitting K.O.T recently got into a Twitter...

Featured

The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Bongo star Harmonize launched his latest album over the weekend and his former boss Diamond Platnumz is on the frontline cheering him on. Wasafi...

Da Squeeze

Famed comedian and radio host Jalang’o hosted John Otieno “Owago Onyiro” Byron, on YouTube for a candid discussion on his ventures in comedy and...