Life has taken a terrible turn for R Kelly the past few years. The R and B singer who was at a time the biggest thing in world music has seen his star wade and fall after sexual abuse allegations that have haunted him the last 2 decades.
Last year, the musician was jailed without bail awaiting trial on several dozen counts of state and federal sexual misconduct charges in Illinois, Minnesota and New York. He has appealed his detention without bond six times.
But his new bail attempt has also been denied after he was allegedly beaten while at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.
Three judges in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down their decision on Tuesday, ruling that a lower court was justified in keeping Kelly locked up without bail.
The panel affirmed the district court’s determination that Kelly poses a flight risk and that his release could endanger the community.
Kelly, 53, was attacked by a gang member, Jeremiah Shane Farmer who violently ambushed him, stomping him on his head and has confessed to the attack.
Farmer revealed that the Federal government had made him do it in a motion titled: ‘The Government Made Me Attack R-Kelly.’
He explained that he ‘forced’ to attack the singer ‘in hopes of getting spotlight attention and world news notice to shed light on the government corruption,’ according to court documents obtained by The Chicago Tribune.