WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- R. Kelly, who was locked up for sex crimes charges in July, complained of “stifling” conditions in Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center.
- His attorney, Steve Greenberg, filed the complaint that argued Kelly is allowed visits from only one of his two “lady friends” at a time.
- Before his detainment, the 52-year-old singer had lived with his two lovers, 21-year-old Azriel Clary and 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage, in a one-bedroom condo in Chicago.
R. Kelly, who was locked up for sex crimes charges in July, complained of “stifling” conditions in Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, claiming he is allowed visits from only one of his two “lady friends” at a time.
His attorney, Steve Greenberg, filed papers on Monday to Brooklyn federal court Judge Ann Donnelly.
The complaint read, “His visits are severely restricted; presently, he is only allowed one unrelated person to visit. In other words, although he lives and has lived with two lady friends, only one of them is allowed to be on his visiting list, and after 90 days he is required to switch.”
“No other friends or professional colleagues are allowed to visit. That is not right,” Greenberg argued.
The 52-year-old embattled R&B singer had lived with his two lovers, 21-year-old Azriel Clary and 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage, in a one-bedroom condo in Chicago.
Clary and Savage were only teens when they became involved with the singer. Their parents have repeatedly claimed that Kelly brainwashed the women and held them against their will. But the pair have openly supported the singer. They even accused their parents of casting them as sex slaves in an attempt to make money.
Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is facing federal and state charges in Brooklyn, Chicago, and Minneapolis. He is currently under federal orders of detention in both Brooklyn and in Chicago.
There is also a pending request with Chicago federal Judge Harry Leinenweber to reconsider his order of detention there, but it still needs Judge Donnelly’s agreement.
He was recently moved to general population after spending most of his time in solitary confinement. But Greenberg claimed that jail conditions “remain stifling” despite the move.
Greenberg also complained of Kelly’s 300 minute-limit of phone time each month.
In the federal case against Kelly in Illinois — where he is accused of sexual exploitation of a child, possessing child pornography, and other charges — his co-defendants have been released on bail. Because of this, Greenberg argued that Kelly should also be released.
Greenberg claimed that his client is too famous to be a flight risk.
Judge Donnelly has asked prosecutors to respond to Greenberg’s request by Wednesday noon.
Source: Page Six