entertainment
Tuesday Aug 16 2022
By
AFP

R&B singer R. Kelly back in court this week

By
AFP

Washington: Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly, who is serving a 30-year sentence for sex offenses, is back in court this week facing further charges.

Jury selection began on Monday in the latest case, which is being tried in the 55-year-old´s hometown of Chicago.

Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was convicted in New York in September of recruiting teenagers and women for sex.

Also facing charges are Kelly´s former manager, Derrel McDavid, and an ex-employee, Milton "June" Brown. The trial is expected to last around four weeks.

As jury selection began, Kelly´s attorney Jennifer Bonjean filed a motion asking that anyone who watched a documentary called "Surviving R. Kelly" be disqualified from service.

Kelly also faces prosecution in two other state jurisdictions.