Attorneys Reveal R. Kelly Was Attacked By Another Inmate In Chicago Prison

R. Kelly is currently incarcerated in a Chicago prison awaiting trial on multiple charges of sex crimes, and his attorneys reveal the R&B singer was attacked by another inmate at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center.

According to lawyer Douglas Anton, Kelly, 53, is physically “okay” after the altercation, which apparently had nothing to do with Kelly or his alleged crimes.

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Another of Kelly’s attorneys Steve Greenberg tweeted:

A rep for the Federal Bureau of Prisons issued a statement to ET: “For privacy, safety, and security reasons, we do not comment on an individual inmate’s conditions of confinement or medical status. We have no further comment.”

Back in April, a federal judge denied Kelly’s request to be released due to risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten, or intimidate prospective witnesses. The defendant has not explained how those risks have changed,” the judge wrote in the decision.

“While I am sympathetic to the defendant’s understandable anxiety about COVID-19, he has not established a compelling reason warranting his release,” the judge added. “At present, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the MCC in Chicago.”

Kelly’s attorneys are still trying to get him out of the facility, with Greenberg also tweeting,

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