R Kelly’s legal team calls for his release as singer is assaulted in prison cell,
Following a report that US Musician Robert Sylvester Kelly was attacked in his jail cell by a fellow inmate on Friday, his legal team is recently protesting for his immediate release.
According to the legal team, the singer was on his bed in his cell at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center when another inmate assaulted him. Speaking to CNN, one of the attorney’s Doug Anton, said that the singer was punched repeatedly.
Anton went on to say that guards at the facility stopped the attack almost immediately, which might probably mean that R Kelly reportedly did not sustain any serious injuries.
Recall that Kelly has been facing charges since January 2019, on allegations of sexual abuse by multiple women, allegations Kelly denies.
On February 22, 2019, Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, on July 11, 2019, Kelly was arrested on federal charges alleging sex crimes and obstruction of justice.
However, Steve Greenberg, Kelly’s other attorney, took to Twitter on Thursday, 27 August to share that his team received a different report on the extent of the crooner’s injuries. He said:
“Yesterday we were told that an inmate had attacked R Kelly at the MCC in Chicago. We received conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries. We have not been provided any information from the jail, nor has Mr. Kelly called. We are hopeful that he was not seriously injured.”
The attorneys have not spoken to R Kelly about the incident as communication has been restricted due to COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
R Kelly’s legal team is calling for the singer’s release after he was attacked in prison.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News