R. Kelly‘s legal professionals revealed in a Tuesday Brooklyn federal court docket listening to that the singer is struggling financially.
Based on Page Six, his lawyer, Devereaux Cannick, instructed Decide Ann Donnelly, ”His funds are depleted,” and requested the court docket for every day copies of the transcripts, as he cannot afford them.
Cannick additionally mentioned his consumer “gained weight since he is been incarcerated”. “We want measurements for acceptable apparel for his trial,” Cannick mentioned. “We’re making an attempt to get his measurements. How can we take his dimension?”
Decide Donnelly responded, “I am not taking his dimension.”
On Tuesday, the court docket additionally dominated that prosecutors will likely be granted the chance to current proof proving the Grammy winner had “sexual contact” with singer Aaliyah —when she was as younger as 13—earlier than the 2 have been married in 1994.
The brand new growth comes after the Chicago native, and his authorized staff lastly admitted to the connection. Aaliyah died in a 2001 aircraft crash.
Kelly, 54, is charged with contracting staff — from managers to bodyguards — to search out younger ladies and ladies for him to have intercourse with, even at concert events and different venues. The multi platinum-selling R&B singer was arrested in Chicago in 2019 by the NYPD and federal brokers and has been within the Metropolitan Detention Middle in Brooklyn since late June that yr.
Kelly, whose actual identify is Robert Sylvester Kelly, maintains his innocence and has pleaded not responsible to racketeering, bribery, coercion, enticement, and intercourse trafficking.
“He’s uninterested in listening to allegations,” Cannick told the Post outdoors the courthouse. “He is aware of the reality, and I believe it’s totally irritating for him to listen to these allegations and know the reality is on the market, and he simply desires it to unfold.
“He believes that when of us are below oath and being examined, we’d be capable of get to the reality,” Cannick mentioned.
He now faces fees in a number of cities. The trial begins Monday with jury choice.