R. Kelly's Famous Friends Have Donated Large Sums Of Money For His New Legal Defense -- His Current Lawyer Is Resisting

R. Kelly's Famous Friends Have Donated Large Sums Of Money For His New Legal Defense -- His Current Lawyer Is Resisting
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Even though the situation around R. Kelly seemed to be deteriorating in various ways -- including financially -- the legendary singer and songwriter is still pulling through, as he has the active support of various friends and contacts throughout the music/entertainment industry.

Recent reports indicate that some unknown high figures have been pooling money together, apparently in support of Kelly in his legal battle.

This will help Kelly, who is behind bars, retain Tom Mesereau, the defense attorney his friends/entourage are aiming for him to work with. Dozens of women have accused the R&B singer of abuse.

Previous reports indicated that the singer was running low on funds, which could jeopardize his case and his ability to work with Mesereau.

At this point, it does not look like there is any risk of that, as the singer should have enough funds to keep his defense going.

Kelly is currently represented by Steven Greenberg, but this will reportedly change in the near future as the artist receives more money for his legal defense.

It is not clear what the situation is like behind the scenes though, as Greenberg himself has denied rumors that he might be getting let go from the position.

At the same time, there have been clear indicators that the money was being collected, and rumors are spreading that Kelly wants to use the services of Mesereau.

So far, the musician is facing some serious charges, and it looks like he is going to need all the help he can get if he wants to get out of prison. The accusations against him have already damaged his career enough as well.

After Lifetime aired a special, called Surviving R. Kelly , Greenberg stepped out to fiercely denied the claims: “There are no underage victims. There are no sexual assault victims. There are no victims of domestic violence that they’re going to find. It just didn’t ever happen.”

He went on to say: “I’ve seen snippets of it; I’ve seen reports about it. And we know what happened and we know those things didn’t happen. The man was not operating a harem or a sex cult or holding people hostage or anything like that.”

It seems that one thing is certain, Kelly's cases will go on for some time.

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  • Delaci
    Delaci Aug 30, 2019 7:36 AM PDT

    I'm 48 at 17 I knew it was wrong to be with older man these women were groupies some of them were aware of his ways the parents knew better r.kelly had children he knew better they all were at fault money and fame make people do anything

  • R. Roberts
    R. Roberts Sep 2, 2019 9:06 AM PDT

    I think R Kelly should be released pending trial. The feds play dirty and love to detain people even if they are not found guilty of the pending charges. At least give the man benefit of preparing for his trial. I think its wrong to detain him given the state had issued him a bond but the feds wants to lock you up. Its a double standard.

  • Eva
    Eva Aug 28, 2019 6:29 PM PDT

    So where were the parents on all of this? The parents "sold" their daughters for cars, cash, mortgage money to keep quiet about their daughters' trysts with R. Kelly. Some parents were receiving $5k a month. Since they have decided to come forward and tell they should all give Kelly his money back.

  • Tara
    Tara Sep 1, 2019 7:43 AM PDT

    R Kelly is an exceptional artist something social media and naysayers can't take away from him.... these parents are responsible for their own children... I knew where my children were from birth to adult hood and left my house to live on their own....mine had a set schedule each and every day... after school sporting events, at home doing homework, chores, dinner and bed for school the next morning. These not good parents need to be charged. Why don't you know where your children are every second of the day? Oh but they did know..... they were selling their children and sex trafficking their own.....R Kelly never kidnapped anyone, killed nobody, nor took anyone against their will.... these no good parents were money hungry... when the money stopped and inconvenienced them they started lying....the good book The Holy Bible says for the love of money is the root of all evil.... It's obvious these so called parents love money....R Kelly NOT GUILTY on ALL CHARGES and I will support him and continue to go to all of his concerts and listen to and pay to download all of his music....Pray on R Kelly and trust and believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and I'm going to do the same. God is truly in the blessing business 🙏

    • shaunnap
      shaunnap Sep 1, 2019 11:27 AM PDT

      Tara, That was well said. I happen to agree with you 100 %. I have asked myself over and over "WHY THE HELL ARE THE PARENT'S RIGHT NEXT TO KELLY IN A CELL TOO"? Tara, do you notice how no one will or wants to answer that question ? I'm sick and tired of this. They kill their children, blame on someone else. They sell them, blame it on someone else. Stop doing this shifting of blame and start where it should with the adults whose responsible for that child. Sparkle dumb*** should be the first to go since she took her young 16 yr old relative to perform sexual acts for her music which was garbage in the first place. Prison time. That's it. If she wouldn't have taken the child to Kelly (It would not have happened, no one, no sextape...etc...)

  • Cj
    Cj Aug 31, 2019 12:51 PM PDT

    R.kelly is accused of the crimes. Allegations. Many believe the documentary to be wrong. These days you cannot believe everything you hear. The fact is we the people do not really know if he is guilty or not. That is why he is in court. Do not judge, until you have a verdict.

  • Thomas E. Boyd
    Thomas E. Boyd Aug 30, 2019 12:24 PM PDT

    I love R. Kelly's music but I think that he is guilty as Sin. What if it was your daughter, or nice that he did this to how would you feel. I believe that he was controlling them, not allowing them to wear tight fitting clothes. Think about it look at Aaliyah's first album cover, and see how she's wearing baggy clothes.

  • Serignetoubab
    Serignetoubab Aug 30, 2019 10:36 AM PDT

    We saw what happened to Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mr colby... America does not like black guys on top. Whatever those guys did, that same America decided to elect as president someone worst than any of them.

  • Stephanie B Rhodes
    Stephanie B Rhodes Aug 29, 2019 7:38 AM PDT

    Regardless of what the parents did, or didn't do, the young ladies are still the victims! The parents' role does not relieve Mr. Kelly of his actions, nor the fact that he is in need of counseling, and perhaps treatment.

  • kojo ajumane
    kojo ajumane Aug 30, 2019 4:04 AM PDT

    First off all R Kelly contract is up with Sony and streaming music is a multi billion dollar business because having a subscription to R Kelly stream at 9.99 a month times a million would make him a billionaire that's why they are going after him. There those who control the media. And we the people are puppets and followers.

  • Elena
    Elena Aug 29, 2019 7:17 PM PDT

    Sixth amendment grants him the right to a fair trial.

  • B smoove
    B smoove Aug 29, 2019 9:54 AM PDT

    These families should be ashamed and should face trafficking charges. They sold their kids in to sex slavery. Although R. Kelly is my favorite R&B singer he was wrong. Had this been my daughter R. Kelly would have to go onto hiding for sure. I would come at him and his whole crew... ..

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