Tuesday, April 14, 2020

R. Kelly Denied Appeal to Be Released From Jail & Move to Roosevelt Collection

This is a strange one we stumbled upon (via Chicago Tribune):
The threat of COVID-19 behind bars is not enough to release R. Kelly from federal custody to await trial, a New York federal judge ruled Tuesday.
“While I am sympathetic to the defendant’s understandable anxiety about COVID-19, he has not established compelling reasons warranting his release,” District Judge Ann M. Donnelly wrote.
Donnelly noted that there are no confirmed infections at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago, where Kelly has been held since July.

What was surprising was that the disgraced crooner, was looking to live somewhere close:
If released, Kelly would have lived at the Roosevelt Collection Lofts, a large South Loop apartment complex, with girlfriend Joycelyn Savage, who until last year had lived with Kelly at the Trump Tower, his attorney said.

Would have added a different dynamic to the nightly South Loop sing-a-longs at 8pm...

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