R. Kelly’s fall from grace has been as insidious as it has been for sure, for the second time. In addition to facing off against several women who have accused him of holding them captive against their will, R. Kelly has just lost a lawsuit against a venue and its promoters after his lawyers bailed at the last second.
In April 2017, the Chicago R & B singer filed a suit against Comcast Spectator, the organization responsible for the Macon Coliseum in Georgia, because they failed to pay him $100,000 for his appearance.
The R & B icon wanted just one hundred grand because that was the amount they owed him. The singer also wanted money for damages as well as lost time.
However, the “I Believe I Can Fly” crooner didn’t appear at the May 15th hearing so the US District Court Judge, John Robert Blakey, in Chicago, threw the case out entirely.
Heather Blaise and Travis Life both quit representing R. Kelly, which is most likely the reason for the suit dissolving. Previously, the two lawyers said that “as a result of ethical obligations,” they would have to wash their hands of the situation.
Last week, the judge warned Kelly that if he didn’t show up again, he wouldn’t be able to proceed with the case, and it would be dismissed altogether.
Additionally, Kelly didn’t go to either case on the 3rd of April or the 8th of May. Nobody on Kelly’s team revealed why he chose not to go, however, the recent cascade of allegations against him most likely played a role.
Furthermore, other staff on Kelly’s team have had no choice but to quit. As it was previously reported, Spotify, the streaming giants, stated they would no longer promote his music in their playlists. Although they will continue to have his music on their platform, they just won’t actively advertise it.
To make matters worse, a woman recently came forward and claimed the singer gave her herpes. In a statement, Kelly and his lawyer stated that he has no control over the decision making processes of any of the women.