R. Kelly is trying to get out of jail…well, solitary confinement due to safety concerns.
The embattled R&B singer’s team has filed court documents in an effort to have him released before his pending trial.
You may recall, the “Down Low” singer was denied bail after he was jailed on a New York and Chicago indictment for a laundry list of sex crimes including assault and trafficking.
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According to the court docs obtained by TMZ, R. Kelly’s team referred to the victims as “disgruntled groupies.”
The singer’s docs ask a federal judge to release him before his pending trial. His lawyers say he does not represent a threat because they claim the allegations against him are bogus. In explaining their position, they say the “groupies sought out Robert’s attention, even fought each other for it, voluntarily contacted him, came to his shows, pined to be with him …”
R. Kelly’s lawyers don’t stop there. They say the government is trying to paint a picture of a nefarious pattern, but it all amounts to “five disgruntled groupies, not all of which are alleged to be underage, who now show groupie remorse so many years later and only after a TV Show and an aggressive, vocal Cook County prosecutor makes a public cry for ‘victims come forth,’ tell your story and be famous.”
And, there’s more … R. Kelly’s team zeroes in on one of the alleged victims who was not a minor when she first had contact with him. They say she came to his door and “wanted him so much that she alleges that she did not require or even request that a condom be used.” As for her allegation Kelly gave her herpes … Kelly’s lawyers say she was “admittedly promiscuous,” and the feds never looked into how many other sexual partners she had.
Do you think R. Kelly should be released until his trial?