Sunday, July 31, 2022

R. Kelly Wants Marriage to Aaliyah Barred from Trial

Next month R. Kelly is scheduled to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography charges [click here if you missed that]. 

In the wake of his New York conviction for sex trafficking [click here if you missed that], R. Kelly wants to make sure certain things are not mentioned in his upcoming Chicago trial...

According to court documents obtained by, the disgraced singer’s team wants a series of topics considered off-limits at the trial that starts next month.
In his new motion, the singer said he is not charged with any conduct related to his relationship with Aaliyah who is deceased, “including evidence that [Kelly] married Aaliyah in 1994 when she was underage.”
He said prosecutors should not be allowed to use any of this in trial nor should anyone be allowed to testify about his alleged sexual relationship with Aaliyah.
In 1994, a 27-year-old Kelly married a 15-year-old Aaliyah. The government accused him of bribing a state official to obtain a fake ID for the underage singer.
Further, he wants all uncharged allegations of women who claim he abused them not to be discussed.
His lawyer wrote, “The voluminous discovery in this case reveals that scores of women have accused [Kelly] of engaging in varying forms of mistreatment toward them. The government has not provided notice of any intent to offer such additional evidence. [Kelly] moves to bar any additional uncharged allegations of misconduct.”
Kelly also demanded any evidence that Kelly impregnated any of his accusers or facilitated their abortions not be allowed in court. He said prosecutors have two women who will claim Kelly got them pregnant and then helped them obtain a procedure to end it.