R. Kelly Loses Sex Abuse Lawsuit After Failing To Appear In Court
R. Kelly just got served another L after the singer failed to appear in a Cook County court to address a civil lawsuit brought against him by a woman who claims he sexually abused her in the ’90s.
The Chicago Tribune reports that on Tuesday, the judge over the lawsuit declared a default judgment against the disgraced singer. The woman’s attorneys confirmed that she is one of the accusers in the ongoing criminal case against Kelly where he is accused of 10 sexual abuse charges, three of which were with women who were underage at the time.
“Commencing in or about June 1998 and thereafter until she was of the age of majority, defendant, Robert Sylvester Kelly, sexually abused plaintiff,” the lawsuit claims. “Specifically, defendant, Robert Sylvester Kelly, had sexual intercourse with the minor plaintiff. The defendant also engaged in oral sex with the minor plaintiff. During these repeated incidents, defendant represented to the minor plaintiff that this behavior was appropriate.”
Lawyers for the plaintiff have revealed that since the lawsuit was filed in February, Kelly has ignored all of the court summonses.
“Robert Sylvester Kelly has failed and refused to file an appearance or answer to the Complaint even though [he is] required to do so,” the attorneys wrote.
The Chicago Sun-Times is reported to have reached out to R. Kelly’s publicist, Darrell Johnson, who responded “We don’t care about the lawsuit. The lawsuit means nothing to us.”