Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Associate Pleads Guilty to Stalking R. Kelly Victims

Last month R&B singer / songwriter R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted on sex trafficking charges [click here if you missed that]. 

Now R. Kelly's self proclaimed manager has pleaded guilty to stalking Kellz' victims... 

A Chicago man who described himself as a manager and adviser to R. Kelly pleaded guilty Tuesday to stalking one of the victims of the imprisoned singer, federal prosecutors in New York City said.
Donnell Russell pleaded guilty to one count of interstate stalking, the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn said in a statement.
Starting in 2018, Russell tried to intimidate one of the victims in that criminal case, who had also sued Kelly, prosecutors said.
Russell threatened to expose sexually explicit photos of the victim if she didn’t drop the lawsuit, and he later did show the photos on a Facebook page and in livestreamed video interviews, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
The stalking charge carries a maximum of five years in prison, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
The U.S. attorney’s office statement said Russell is a self-described manager, adviser and friend to the singer. An attorney for Kelly denied that Russell ever had such a role.
Fun Fact: R. Kelly has a history of using his associates to threaten his accusers [click here here and here if you missed that].