R&B singer R. Kelly is currently sitting in a Chicago jail as new charges come in against him in connection to his relationship with the late singer Aaliyah!
There are new charges that R. Kelly may be facing as he sits in a Chicago Jail. Sources say that Kelly could be facing charges in connection to his marriage to the late singer Aaliyah.
If you recall, in 1994, Kelly who was 27 at the time legally married a then 15-year-old Aaliyah. According to the New York Times, federal prosecutors are accusing Kelly of bribing a government official into getting a fake ID made for Aaliyah to reflect her age to be 18-years-old.
In documents obtained by TMZ, it’s being reported that Kelly and others paid money to a public official for;
“the creation of a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1.” The significant part of the allegation is the date.
In the Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” his former tour manager Demetrius Smith spoke openly about his involvement in arranging the marriage of Kells and Aaliyah.
Smith says they got a marriage license, which listed her age as 18, and they did indeed get married. It’s been widely reported the wedding took place on Aug. 31.
This new charge will bring upon a bribery case which is added to the already long list of charges brought against him.
Kelly’s attorney, Doug Anton, claims
“the charge is ridiculous and it smacks of the same desperation as the entire case.”
As more news is released about these allegations, we will keep you updated!