R. Kelly Tells Judge He Can’t Harass Accusers, Says Aaliyah Is Dead And Exes Hate Him
R. Kelly is yet again trying to wiggle his way out of prison.
Attorneys for Kelly—who’s on his third attempt to be sprung from lock up—just issued a new plea to the courts shutting down prosecutors’ claims the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer will attempt to harass his alleged sexual abuse victims if he’s released from jail.
Noting there are six alleged victims in his federal sex crimes case in the Eastern District of New York, lawyers for the singer explain why any contact with them is impossible. They highlight the fact that one accuser, the late R&B singer Aaliyah, can’t be harassed because she is deceased.
According to TMZ, the letter also says the accusers are named as “Jane Doe,” rendering Kelly and his team unable to ID them. Another alleged victim was identified through a photo, and Kelly claims he doesn’t know her.
They also claim the other accusers—one of them being Azriel Clary—hate him, so he can’t contact them.
The judge has turned down his previous attempts.
In an interview below with Gayle King, Kelly denied all allegations of sexual abuse made against him.