Looks like things haven’t been moving in R.Kelly’s favor lately. With all of the charges the singer is facing, more and more, his fate seems as though he won’t be getting released any time soon. Brooklyn Judge Ann Donnelly denied a solicitation from R. Kelly to uncover the identities of two alleged victims of the disgraced R&B star who are recorded as Jane Does in court papers.
Recently, Steven Greenberg, R. Kelly’s lawyer, composed a letter to the judge requesting the name of the informers to assist Kelly’s legal team in preparation for trial. “It is impossible to interview witnesses, to search for records, or to do anything without this information,” Greenberg states.
Prosecutors referenced an intimidating letter that the singer sent to Heather Williams following her lawsuit claiming that Kelly gave her herpes when they engaged in sexual relations back in 2017.
At the time, Heather was only 19 years old. In the letter Kelly wrote to Williams it states that if she, “really cares about her own reputation she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaign.” The letter then goes on to say, “Counter actions are in the developmental stages and due to be released soon.” In that case, the judge is agreeing that keeping the identity of the informants are a priority.
Kelly’s legal team should figure out how to push ahead without the supposed exploited people’s names. Jane Doe #2 is alleging that she had sexual relations with the singer when she was only 16 years old. Jane Doe #3 claims that between 2003 and 2004 the Chicago singer locked her in a room without food for 3 days and sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious. “I don’t know how we’re supposed to put together a defense without the specifics of who these people are,” Kelly’s lawyer said.
So far the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer has been charged with racketeering, bribery, and exploitation and also has open criminal cases in the Chicago government court and in state court in Minneapolis.