R. Kelly was found guilty on all counts in his federal trial. The disgraced singer had not been sentenced for those 9 counts of sex crimes. Even his victims were utterly relieved after the guilty verdict. He is placed under extra restrictive watch for a good reason.
As previously reported, R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in jail after being convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking. His victims simply rejoiced after the verdict.
According to Fox News, the singer’s attorney stated has not been suicidal and argued Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Brooklyn had placed Kelly under suicide watch for “punitive reasons.”
“Mr. Kelly was placed on suicide watch for purely punitive reasons in violation of his Eighth Amendment rights. MDC has a policy of placing high profile individuals under the harsh conditions of suicide watch whether they are suicidal or not. MDC Brooklyn is being run like a gulag.
My partner and I spoke with Mr. Kelly following his sentencing, he expressed that he was mentally fine and only expressed concern that even though he was not suicidal, MDC would place him on suicide watch (as they did following the guilty verdict).
We are in the process of filing an emergency rule to show cause with the courts. MDC Brooklyn’s confinement of Mr. Kelly to suicide watch is illegal, and they will be held accountable for.”
R. Kelly will get mental health treatment after his sentencing as well. The singer will remain under supervised release for 5 years once his sentence is done. Regardless, he is finally facing the consequences of his actions and that’s what matters now.
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