According to reports by TMZ, R. Kelly and his legal team are going back to the courts for a second attempt to get him out of jail, claiming that his health has suffered behind bars.
The defamed Chicago singer has been in jail since July, being arrested on federal sex crime charges in Chicago and facing similar cases in Minnesota and New York. After an unsuccessful attempt to be released on bond, Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, filed new legal documents outlining his various medical issues, including a numbness in one of his hands, increased anxiety, and an untreated hernia.
Greenberg claimed that the facility has neglected to give Kelly proper medical care and cited the conditions of his confinement are “stifling.”
The court documents also stressed to the judge that nothing will happen if Kelly is released. The document claims that he will not tamper with or intimidate witnesses, nor will he leave the country because his passport doesn’t have any travel stamps, not like he would have access to his passport regardless.
Greenberg mentioned that only one of Kelly’s “lady friends,”Azriel Clay, is currently on the waiting list to visit him. “Although he lives and has lived with two lady friends, only one of them is allowed to be on his visiting list, and after 90 days he’s required to switch,” Greenberg said. Meanwhile, Joycelyn Savage will have to wait until her shot.
As of right now, the judge has yet to rule.
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