R. Kelly is asking the judge to release him on bail after his attacker confessed.
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The singer’s attorney, Michael I. Leonard, claims that the Bureau of Prisons did not protect his client and that the works at the prison encouraged the attack.
Leonard presented the judge with handwritten notion from Jeremiah Farmer, the man who attacked the ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer, that said a mental health professional encouraged him to “go do it.”
He goes on to say he was (quotes via Billboard):
“forced to assault hip-hop R&B singer Robert Kelly #09627-035 in hopes of getting spotlight attention and world news notice to shed light on the government corruption.”
Another attorney for the singer, Douglas C. Anton, commented on the situation and his imprisonment, saying:
“Everything is put on hold. It’s a horrific situation. I’ve never seen an individual more strong in dealing with punch and after punch as the things that are said about him. He doesn’t have a way to respond. All we want is a fair trial. We don’t even know the names of the Jane Does. We don’t even have their statements…. We are not saying anything except we want justice.”
Kelly is currently facing charges of racketeering, coercion of a minor, transportation of a minor and coercion to engage in illegal sexual activity in New York. Additionally, he is awaiting trial in Illinois for sexual abuse allegations.