R. Kelly is telling you he is not guilty of the 13 federal charges — including child pornography and obstruction of justice — he’s been slapped with.
The disgraced R&B star was denied bond after a court hearing in Chicago on Tuesday, for which he showed up to shackled at the ankles and wearing an orange jumpsuit, according to TMZ.
As we reported, the Grammy winner
Prosecutors also claimed the threat of Kelly obstructing justice is still ongoing, alleging that he’s made large hush-money payments to silence the alleged victims and members of their families. They said Kelly has a “unique ability to influence and intimidate witnesses and victims, and that continues to this day.”
Two people who were very disappointed in the judge’s ruling were Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, Kelly’s ever-supportive girlfriends and alleged sex slaves.
The women took off after the hearing and skipped the press conference, but will be speaking out to the media following the court’s decision with their attorney, Gloria Schmidt.
Kelly, meanwhile, will be taken by U.S. marshals to face the New York indictment in Brooklyn. The crooner is also facing a series of sex-related charges in his hometown of Chicago — to which he also pled not guilty — but this is the first time Kelly was charged with federal crimes.
What do U think about the latest development, Perezcious readers? Is it finally curtains for Kelly?
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