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R. Kelly’s latest pitch to be released pending his trial in Illinois federal court centers on his fear — like most Americans – of coming down with COVID-19.
The disgraced singer’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, filed a motion Thursday in which he refers to coronavirus spreading around the world, and the health risks he believes he’s facing while penned up in Chicago MCC. “No matter what steps they take the sanitation will be substandard, the risk of an internal pandemic at the MCC is great.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Kelly says social-distancing is near impossible in the jail, soap is only available to inmates who can afford to buy it from the commissary — and don’t mention hand sanitizer. He claims there’s just ONE large bottle on the visiting floor … but it is labeled, “STAFF ONLY.”
The report says Kelly claims he’s willing to to wear an ankle monitor if the judge will just release him on bond, although he added that the monitor isn’t really necessary, since he’s at “low risk” of going outside due to the coronavirus lockdown.
TMZ said Kelly claimed in his filing that he wants to stay with his girlfriend in Chicago.
The disgraced singer has recently been hit with a number of additional charges by federal prosecutors in New York, relating to two new victims.
R. Kelly Makes Bid to Get Out of Jail, Fears Contracting Coronavirus https://t.co/K23HRDJQEW
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 26, 2020
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