R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on September 17, 2019. However in January, her mother released a statement in the wake of Surviving R. Kelly saying she was exhausted of her daughter's name being "dragged through the mud with lies". He married her in a secret ceremony that he arranged in a hotel in Chicago.
After being named in four cases in 3 different states that include forced labour, kidnapping, execution of prostitution circuits and child pornography; this time Kelly is facing bribery charges against him to marry a minor.
Kelly was arrested in February on 10 counts in IL of sexually abusing three girls and a woman.
The assertion contradicts claims made by Kelly's former tour supervisor, Demetrius Smith, who instructed producers of the current documentary Surviving R. Kelly that he helped to acquire the faux ID. He pleaded not guilty.
Another court document filed in that case lists marriage records for Kelly and Jane Doe #1 in Cook County as well as an annulment in Wayne County and her birth certificate in a list of discovery exhibits.
He has been accused of, in 1994, bribing his way through obtaining a marriage license for Aaliyah Dana Haughton that listed her age as 18, (although she was 15).
In 2016, Kelly told GQ, "Well, because of Aaliyah's passing, as I've always said, out of respect for her mother who's sick and her father who's passed, I will never have that conversation with anyone. I wanted so much to talk to her because she gave me a look like she wanted me to talk to her".
We hope that in 2020, we can say goodbye to R. Kelly and mute him for good. The two parted in 1995, which coincided with Aaliyah's father taking over as her manager, from her uncle, who presumingly was aware of the marriage. "And in order to get married, she had to lie about her age".
Kelly's attorneys have long maintained that he was unaware of Aaliyah's age when they married. The 52-year-old has denied all pedophilia claims.
R. Kelly is dealing with a number of sexual abuse costs with trials in Chicago and NY subsequent yr.
In extension to the two federal cases, Kelly is challenging charges from state prosecutors in IL and Minnesota.