The legal woes show no sign of slowing down for ‘Down Low’ hitmaker R. Kelly.
The embattled R&B legend – facing multiple counts of sexual abuse for recently resurfaced sex tapes that allegedly show him engaging in acts with minors (click here to read more) – was simultaneously fighting to stay out of jail due to unpaid child support. Much to his fans’ delight, the 52-year-old is no longer in arrears in regards to said support payments to ex-wife Andrea Kelly, according to his lawyer Stephen Greenberg.
But, while that hurdle is (temporarily) in his rearview, the ‘Ignition’ star is cranking up to go to the Hospitality State to defend himself against claims he ruined the life and marriage of Mississippi Sheriff Kenny Bryant.
‘Alienation of affection’ is defined as the “willful or malicious interference with the relationship between a husband and wife by a third party without justification or excuse. The interference may be adultery or some other act that deprives one of the affection of a spouse.” It’s this very act that’s led Bryant to sue the Grammy winner for allegedly cheating with his wife – a move that has caused him great emotional damage.
Although Kelly has released a statement denying the affair, Bryant – who filed the lawsuit in 2017 – is pushing to move to trial. As of time reported there is no official trial date but it is strongly believed one is forthcoming soon.
Keep it locked on That Grape Juice for more on this story as it develops.