Roommates, R.Kelly has been in jail for quite some time while he is awaiting trial for charges associated with sex trafficking allegations, and it looks like there is finally some news about when it is set to take place. After being delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, R. Kelly will finally be getting his day in court this summer. According to reports from the AP, a federal judge has approved R. Kelly to be moved from Chicago to New York City for his trial.
R.Kelly’s legal team will be fighting for his freedom in a Brooklyn federal court on August 9th. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly decided on a virtual hearing and suggested that the government make plans to move R. Kelly to a New York jail, most likely the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. However, she didn’t put a time stamp on when the move should take place.
One of R.Kelly’s attorneys, Steve Greenberg, did speak out with the announcement. He said that R.Kelly is looking forward to the trial. With everything going on behind bars for the “Step In The Name Of Love” singer, I’m sure he is excited about a court date finally being set. He hasn’t had an easy time in jail as a public figure.
If you recall, we recently reported that he was allegedly attacked by Jeremiah Shane Farmer inside of his prison cell last September. In documents obtained by TMZ, Jeremiah claims that “the government made me attack” Kelly and says that he attacked him with hopes of shedding light on the government’s corruption.
Roomies, we will keep you updated on the trial when it happens.