R. Kelly was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison in New York for a slew of sex crimes against children. His legal problems aren’t over. Following an indictment for producing lewd child material, R. Kelly faces a federal case in Illinois. Furthermore, Kelly’s lawyers are objecting of having jurors who’ve seen the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary.
TMZ reports that Kelly’s lawyers filed a motion trying to disqualify potential jurors who seen the documentary. They claim those who’ve assessed the show wouldn’t offer fair assessment during the duration of the case.
However, in a separate, long-winded motion send out by Kelly’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean. She asserted that docuseries-viewing jurors are those who “possessing a mountain of information” akin to discovery.
“Allowing an individual to sit on this jury who has seen Surviving R. Kelly is no different than allowing a juror to sit on the jury who was permitted to preview the discovery in this case,” Bonjean is reported to have written in the motion, coverage of which arrives the same day jury selection is slated to begin.
Today is the first day of R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago. During his time as a scummy pervert, the disgraced singer eluded prison for years. After years of being untouchable, “Surviving R. Kelly” was used to finally put R. Kelly in prison. We’ll keep you updated on the case as it unfolds.
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