It’s a very realistic possibility that R&B musician R. Kelly might spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of the trials he is currently awaiting.
Currently, he’s being held in Brooklyn New York facing federal charges but he also awaits sex-trafficking and racketeering cases in Chicago, Brooklyn and Minneapolis. He is currently being held without bond, which is normal procedure considering the severity of his charges and also the possibility of Kelly being a flight risk.
And R. Kelly’s attorney recently filed a motion to the federal judge asking for them to reconsider holding him on bail and their reason is both hilarious and eyebrow raising.
R&B singer and rapper R. Kelly is largely known for such hits as “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Ignition” and “Gotham City.” In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for “I Believe I Can Fly.”
Allegations against the singer go back decades that range from having sex with underage women, having sex dungeons in his house, sex cults, child pornography, and actually peeing on girls, which is obviously a weird, disgusting fetish.
On February 8, 2002, The Chicago Sun-Times broke the story after receiving a video anonymously showing Kelly engaging in sex and urinating on an underage girl.
Four months later, Kelly was indicted on 21 counts of child pornography and six years later a Chicago jury found the Grammy winner not guilty of all charges.
Things mostly remained dormant for Kelly until earlier this year when a six-part Lifetime documentary called “Surviving R. Kelly,” which painted a harrowing picture of women he allegedly sexually abused recounting their stories.
Following the release of that documentary, Kelly was indicted on new charges that spanned three states – Illinois, New York and Minnesota – and also included federal charges as well.
Currently, Kelly is being held without bond. Now, he feels his whole world is crumbling down in a big way.
But Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, filed an 11-page motion with Brooklyn federal Judge Ann Donnelly asking for her to reconsider.
The motion noted, “Mr. Kelly is in his 50’s, does not have any criminal history, has never missed a court date, could not hide or evade surveillance given his fame, now has no passport, has posted a substantial bond in State court, has voluntarily turned himself in on all charges and made no attempt to flee in the face of imminent federal charges, and is presumed innocent.”
Prosecutors weren’t buying the desperate plea though, revealing that the singer directed friends to intimidate witnesses by sending them “warnings” they could be “subjected to physical harm” if they moved forward with testifying against him.
But Greenberg noted there’s not sufficient evidence and if there was then it “would be known.”
But the most hilarious of the reasons he believes he should be granted bond is that both of his two live-in “girlfriends” can’t freely visit him because they’re “only allowed one unrelated person to visit.”
Greenberg clarified, “In other words, although he lives and has lived with two lady friends, only one of them is allowed to be on his visiting list, and after 90 days he is required to switch. No other friends or professional colleagues are allowed to visit. That is not right.”
It’s called jail for a reason. The point of jail is that you rarely get anything you want. It is, in fact, the whole point.
Another justification Greenberg noted was his client’s physical health and how he is in desperate need for a hernia operation that has gone untreated since he’s been in there.
Sometimes the reasons lawyers come up with in order to get their clients out on the streets for a glimpse of freedom before trial are hilarious.