R. Kelly latest celeb to ask to get out of jail due to COVID-19

By Alexandra Heilbron on March 27, 2020 | 4 Comments

R. Kelly mug shotIn addition to Bill Cosby and rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, Robert “R. Kelly” Kelly, 53, has now added his name to the list of celebrities who would like to get out of serving their sentences in prison and be placed on house arrest.

He is currently incarcerated at the Chicago Metropolitan Correction Center after being charged with aggravated sexual assault on minors aged from 13 to 16, as well as racketeering and bribery.

His lawyer, Steve Greenberg, filed papers with federal judges in Chicago and Brooklyn to ask if Kelly can be released from jail due to his age and because he is recovering from hernia surgery. Greenberg wrote in the documents that Kelly is at risk of getting coronavirus, explaining, “Requiring people to reside in a custodial jail setting is tantamount to making them drink poison.”

The United States currently has the most number of cases of COVID-19 in the world at over 93,000, surpassing China and Italy, which both have approximately 81,000 each. However, Italy, China and Spain have had more deaths.

If released from jail, R. Kelly would like to “shack up with his girlfriend Joycelyn Savage at the Roosevelt Collection Lofts in Chicago’s South Loop,” according to the New York Post‘s Page Six column.

Kelly’s request has not yet been addressed by authorities. ~Alexandra Heilbron


Comments & Discussion

  1. Hailey • March 29, 2020 @ 8:12 AM

    Disgusting that him getting out of jail to shack up with his girlfriend could even be an option. He’s where he should be for the rest of his life. Leave him where he is.

  2. linda • March 30, 2020 @ 11:02 AM

    he should not be released because children were involved dhild molesters should not b allowed back to do it again

  3. Patricia • April 9, 2020 @ 4:46 PM

    It’s actually hilarious that his lawyers think this is an option.

  4. Jordan • April 27, 2020 @ 9:25 PM

    He doesn’t have a girlfriend. The girl mentioned is one of his former sex slaves, who had to ask for permission to go to the bathroom, to eat, to go anywhere within his house, just like the dozens of other girls (most of them teenagers, some as young as 14) he had trapped in his house, afraid that they or their families would be hurt if they escaped and/or so blinded by his fame that they felt they could never leave because their lives were of no value compared to his. Since Joycelyn was a minor when she was taken from her family by Kelly, she should be getting mental health at this point. And he should never get out. NEVER.

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