News | Entertainment
12 Dec 2019 1:18
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    R. Kelly fears being killed while he's in jail

    The disgraced singer is currently behind bars after being denied bond by a judge earlier this week but he's told his lawyer, Nicole Blank Becker, that he doesn't mind being in solitary confinement in federal prison because he feels safer as he's aware other inmates know he's been accused of sex crimes involving under age girls.


    However, his attorney told TMZ that the 'I Believe I Can Fly' hitmaker being in solitary could be problematic because he has no one to lean on for support or help.

    Kelly is unable to read or write, so that makes even basic tasks, such as what is on the commissary list, incredibly difficult.

    Whereas prisoners typically have access to the phone at all times, the 'Ignition' singer can make calls for a total of 15 minutes a month to speak with family and friends. There is also no access to the TV or internet.

    Kelly appeared in court earlier this week to plead not guilty to 13 alleged sex trafficking charges.

    During the hearing, prosecutors insisted he should be held in hail as the risk of obstruction is still ongoing, and alleged Kelly is a danger to the community, especially young girls.

    They said: "[Kelly has the] unique ability to influence and intimidate witnesses and victims, and that continues to this day. It's who the defendant is."

    The star's lawyer, Steve Greenberg, argued Kelly is no longer a risk to minors as all but one of the allegations against him date back to the 90s, and insisted his client isn't a flight risk as he's already surrendered his passport to the authorities and doesn't like to fly.

    Greenberg also noted the 52-year-old musician would make a "difficult prisoner" because of his notoriety, but the judge eventually sided with the prosecution, saying that the allegation of child pornography alone comes with a "presumption of detention".

    The hearing came a month after Kelly was last in court to plead not guilty to 11 felonies related to sexual assault and abuse in Illinois, including five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and two counts of criminal sexual assault. Kelly was also previously faced with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse when four women accused him of sexually abusing them, three of whom claim they were underage at the time of the alleged incidents.

    The musician has denied all allegations against him.

    © 2019 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     11 Dec: Beyonce’s miscarriages taught her to “mother herself” before having children
     11 Dec: Khloe Kardashian says leftover food from her family’s lavish parties often goes to “a food bank or church”
     11 Dec: Beyoncé finds it "stressful" balancing work and home life
     11 Dec: Taylor Swift is approaching her thirties with a healthier outlook
     11 Dec: Dave Bautista is to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame
     11 Dec: Members of the New World Order (nWo) are to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame
     11 Dec: 'Marriage Story' leads the Golden Globes nominations with six nods
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    New All Blacks head coach Ian Foster is adamant the next two years won't be a continuation of the Steve Hansen era More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    No signs demand for rentals will cool anytime soon More...



     Today's News

    Politics:
    Police Minister Stuart Nash has tonight outlined his expectations to police about how they are to communicate 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Beyonce’s miscarriages taught her to “mother herself” before having children 21:40

    Law and Order:
    Police want to hear from anyone who saw a naked man on Ocean Beach, south of Hastings, in the Hawke's Bay, yesterday 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Khloe Kardashian says leftover food from her family’s lavish parties often goes to “a food bank or church” 21:10

    Entertainment:
    Beyoncé finds it "stressful" balancing work and home life 20:40

    Entertainment:
    Taylor Swift is approaching her thirties with a healthier outlook 20:10

    International:
    Bougainville votes overwhelmingly for independence from Papua New Guinea in landmark referendum 19:57

    Entertainment:
    Dave Bautista is to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame 19:40

    International:
    New Zealand White Island volcano rescue pilot says bodies could be recovered in 90 minutes 19:17

    Entertainment:
    Members of the New World Order (nWo) are to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame 19:10


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd