R. Kelly‘s newest pitch to be launched pending his trial in Illinois federal courtroom facilities on his worry — like most Americans – of coming down with COVID-19.
The disgraced singer’s filed a movement Thursday by which he refers to coronavirus spreading world wide, and the well being dangers he believes he is going through whereas penned up in Chicago MCC. “No matter what steps they take the sanitation will be substandard, the risk of an internal pandemic at the MCC is great.”
Kelly says social-distancing is close to unattainable within the jail, cleaning soap is just out there to inmates who can afford to purchase it from the commissary — and do not point out hand sanitizer. He claims there’s simply ONE massive bottle on the visiting ground … however is labeled, “STAFF ONLY.”
He says forcing anybody to stay underneath these circumstances is “tantamount to making them drink poison.”
Kelly desires to be launched on bond, and says he is keen to put on digital monitoring — though he notes it is probably not vital, as a result of in the course of the present pandemic he is a “low risk” to go exterior in any respect.
As for the place he’d reside — Kelly says he’d shack up along with his final remaining girlfriend, Joycelyn Savage, at an condo complicated in Chicago.
TMZ broke the story … Kelly’s authorized group was blocked from visiting him in jail final week and it was all due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Kelly’s legal professionals had needed to verify on his well being whereas additionally discussing technique, given his ever-growing legal mess.
In the brand new docs, Kelly factors out that preserving his attorneys and different guests from coming into would not remedy the issue of doable publicity … as a result of there’s at all times new inmates coming into.
As we reported … Kelly — presently behind bars in Illinois as he awaits his trial — lately received slapped with a slew of new charges by federal prosecutors in NY. The new indictment is expounded to 2 new alleged victims, one of whom as underneath 18 when she claimed she had intercourse with the singer in 2015.
The indictment consists of fees of coercion and enticement, coercion of a minor and transportation of a minor throughout state traces. Kelly’s additionally been hit with new racketeering fees together with allegations he used “force, threats of force, physical restraint and threats of physical restraint.”