R. Kelly is not only currently serving 30 years in prison for a conviction stemming from sex crimes, he’s also awaiting sentencing for another conviction on similar charges.
And while the GRAMMY winner (born Robert Kelly) was due to stand trial for a third set of sex abuse accusations in his hometown of Chicago, local prosecutors dropped a bombshell Monday (January 30) with the announcement the charges had been dropped.
For many of his supporters the news came as a small victory in the fight to clear his name. However, the singer’s rep – attorney Jennifer Bonjean – isn’t exactly celebrating.
Read her statement on the matter inside.
Despite previously pleading with accusers to come forward to help her pursue sex abuse charges against Kelly (a call that ultimately collected four alleged victims willing to tell their stories on the stand), Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx recently announced she is no longer interested in pursuing the case because the singer’s other convictions make it likely he will never walk out of prison again.
The news comes as no reprieve for Robert, apparently, as Bonjean took to TMZ to share.
“There is no real sense of relief. He is still fighting for his life. He is facing decades in prison,” Jennifer said before adding Foxx made “the right move” with her decision.
As the 56-year-old awaits sentencing on February 23 in a Chicago federal court he’s also anticipating news on another sexual misconduct case that’s pending in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
😭Yes Lord, WONT HE DO IT???😭
Won’t he do what fattie. R. Kelly is still spending the rest of his days in jail….thats unless he lives another 30 years.
Not sure yet, being worked on. Stay tuned and be ready to be mad ✊🏾
He doesn’t deserve relief. He deserves to rot in prison.
Like your cousin and uncle
Like Crackney hoeston and her dead daughter. 💅🏾💀
Dead but her career alive and well
Leave this KING alone 💅🏾Y’all greedy b I t c h e s just wanna be famous and used him, milked him. Take that hush money and do something great instead of enjoy being victims
You said – attorney Jennifer Bonjean – isn’t exactly celebrating.
U hatin like you been on kelly…it’s still Hope for CHICAGO… and Kelly
There’s no hope for Crackney hoeston coz she turned into ashes💅🏾💀
ya stolen Mariah crackney
comments is so stale that’s all you can come up with..
“Attorney Kim Foxx recently announced she is no longer interested in pursuing the case.” Sounds awfully familiar.