A video of R. Kelly getting punched by a different inmate in jail reveals that not a person guard “raised a finger” to aid him right up until the assault was very well underway, his attorneys assert in a new courtroom filing.
Kelly, who was staying held in Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Centre on federal sexual intercourse abuse fees, was assaulted in August by Jeremiah Farmer, who had punched the singer repeatedly to get media focus for himself, CNN claimed.
The assault still left Kelly with “significant bodily and psychological injuries,” the filing said. His attorneys have not introduced the online video.
A guard, recognized by center officers as “D. Szyhowski,” purchased Farmer to cease beating Kelly and sprayed Farmer with pepper spray, CNN reported, citing a Bureau of Jail report.
In their filing Friday, Kelly’s attorneys wrote that Farmer “roamed a great distance within just the MCC in advance of carrying out that act, with out any opposition.
“An unresolved challenge continues to be as to regardless of whether MCC staff encouraged, and then permitted, a beating of Mr. Kelly to choose position. That by itself deserves an evidentiary hearing.”
Kelly is going through federal and point out charges in Illinois, which includes boy or girl pornography and aggravated felony sexual abuse, and federal rates in New York, which include racketeering and sexual intercourse trafficking. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.