Update 08/28/2020 10:17am:
R. Kelly was recently the victim of an attack by an inmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, according to reports. The singer was sitting on his bed in a cell when an inmate came in and began to punch Kelly. R. Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg confirmed the attack on Kelly via Twitter and said because the government cannot ensure the safety of his client, it is time to let him go.
Greenberg said, “Yesterday we were told that an inmate had attacked R Kelly at the MCC in Chicago. We received conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries. We have not been provided any information from the jail, nor has Mr. Kelly called. We are hopeful that he was not seriously injured.” From there, Greenberg said, “Regardless, it is time to release Mr. Kelly. The government cannot ensure his safety, and they cannot give him his day in court. We should not incarcerate people indefinitely because we cannot provide them with due process!" Take a look above.
source: The Blast
Original 08/27/2020 12:00pm:
According to TMZ, R. Kelly was recently attacked by an inmate in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.
Law enforcement officials revealed that Kelly was sitting on his bed when the inmate walked in and started punching him. The inmate was reportedly frustrated at the prison being placed on lockdown several times due to R. Kelly protesters outside of the jail. Kelly was examined by a doctor following the incident, and it was revealed that he suffered no serious injuries.
Kelly has been behind bars since 2019 when he turned himself in after being charged with sexual abuse of 4 girls, at least 3 of whom were minors.