Thursday, October 3, 2019

R. Kelly will remain in jail at least until his 2020 trial

R.Kelly will not get bail. In a motion filed in Brooklyn on Monday, his legal team argued that he couldn’t flee due to lack of funds and a passport, per the *Chicago Tribune,* and that he’s been held under unfair conditions—that is, only one of his two formerly live-in girlfriends has been allowed to visit at a time.

“Presently, he is only allowed one unrelated person to visit,” his lawyer Steven Greenberg wrote. “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.”

When the motion was argued in court on Wednesday, however, Brooklyn federal judge Ann Donnelly didn’t bite. She said that Kelly’s finances are “murky, to say the least,” and that home detention “certainly would do nothing to deter” him from intimidating witnesses.


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