R Kelly loses assault hearing after failing to show up in court

Kelly was accused of assaulting several women

by Asfa Shakeel

R Kelly loses assault hearing after failing to show up in court for his hearing regarding the alleged assault of several women.

R Kelly loses assault hearing

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The unnamed woman who brought a case against the rapper won a default hearing and will return to court next month once again in a civil suit where Cook County Judge Moira Johnson will decide the number of damages the rapper has to pay the victim in damages to recover the losses. Kelly also did not show up to a hearing the next day which could have “vacated the ruling”.

R Kelly loses assault hearing

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The woman that brought the case against Kelly said that in May 1998, he pulled his car up to her while she was walking in Chicago, and then gave her family his phone number at her restaurant, saying he wanted her to “be in a video that he was making”. The claimant was underage at this time and claims the abuse began a month after this incident and lasted for the next 12 months. She said she performed sexual acts with Kelly.

R Kelly loses assault hearing

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The lawsuit said, “During these repeated incidents, [Kelly] represented to the minor plaintiff that this behavior was appropriate.”

Kelly pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him that were filed back in February. They were also documented in Surviving R Kelly. He has ignored court summons since February. His publicist Darrell Johnson said that the attacks on his actions “didn’t bother the singer” and that “the lawsuit means nothing to us.”

R Kelly loses assault hearing

(Image source: Instagram/R Kelly)

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R Kelly has not yet responded to the loss in court.



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