As reported by the Associated Press the R&B singer R. Kelly has been denied bail in the sex-abuse case by a federal judge in New York City on October 3. According to the reports the singer failed to attend the court hearing held on October 2. The hearing was about the defense motion filed asking his release on bond. However, in the decision U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly, he agreed with the prosecution side that he is a potential threat to the witnesses and also a flight risk.
R.Kelly is detained in Chicago where he was accused of similar charges. However, the judge has not passed a verdict on whether to release him from the bond or not. The request stays pending. Robert Kelly has been accused of using his fame and fortune to hire young women and girls for illegal sex. The trial date has been set to May 18 by the New York court, which will be followed by a trial in Chicago which will begin on April 27.
The documents filed on September 30 by Kelly’s lawyers submitted that he could not afford to flee. The documents also asserted that he is allowed visits in jail from only one or two of his live-in girlfriends at a time. The international media also reported that he is not allowed to meet any other friends or professional colleagues. The memo released to the media revealed that the prosecution has evidence regarding Kelly’s threat to an unnamed victim for releasing compromising and embarrassing pictures if she won't drop the lawsuit against him. R.Kelly was charged with the accusations after his interview was broadcasted on "CBS This Morning" with Gayle King where he asserted that he has been wrongly accused.
R. Kelly whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly is a popular American singer, songwriter, and producer. In the past, he was also a professional basketball player. He is famous for keeping R&B and hip hop culture alive by bringing new and fresh songs. He is also known as the "King of R&B" and "King of Pop-Soul".
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