Dec 12, 2019 1:38 AM PST
Recent information suggests that R&B star R. Kelly will have to answer in court for new accusations against him, as the father of three has been charged with bribing a government official, a deed he supposedly did back in 1994 when he was married to the late pop sensation, Aaliyah.
However, even though Kelly is scheduled to appear in front of federal Judge Ann Donnelly in a courtroom in Brooklyn on the 18th of December, the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer was allowed not to be present, but to attend his hearing by video calling.
Apparently, because of Kelly’s phobia of being in a plane, he cannot be in Brooklyn in person for the latest charges against him.
Besides being blamed for racketeering, the music star also faces allegations for federal and state charges for kidnapping, participating in sexual acts with underage girls, forced labor, and possession of child pornography.
The marriage between Kelly and Aaliyah allegedly took place when she was only 15 years old, and in order for the ceremony to happen, the couple purchased a fake ID for the minor.
However, their marital time together quickly came to an end, when the parents of Aaliyah discovered what happened and made their daughter annul the marriage.
While she was still alive, Aaliyah has never made any official statement regarding Kelly or her tying the knot with him.
Following the new accusations against Kelly, Chicago prosecutors stated that the relationship between the singer and the underage Aaliyah could be used as evidence that the disgraced musician was indeed a sexual offender and that he abused underage girls intentionally.
One person had this reaction: “I just cannot deal with that. A whole atrocity tho! The culture experienced a whole trauma regarding R. Kelly and his crimes. And everybody else involved. 🙄🙄”
Another commenter revealed: “For let me start by saying I agree with absolutely nothing That R.kelly did Past or present. However, all these black Men & women doing all this to take another black man down what about for once we come together, they way y’all did with this documentary and do the same for these white entertainers that are rapping young men and women WHEN IS THE HARVARD WEINSTEIN DOCUMENTARY COMING OUT??? WHEN ARE THESE WHITE PREDATORS DOCUMENTARIES COMING OUT ????”
Legal troubles are following Kelly left and right.