R. Kelly In Default For Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Case In Chicago After Being MIA For Court
R. Kelly‘s legal troubles are piling. According to recent reports, a Chicago judge ruled the disgraced singer into default on a civil child sex abuse lawsuit. He hasn’t appeared in court to defend himself since the suit was filed.
Due to new federal charges filed on Valentine’s Day, R. Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, says his defaulted civil suit will likely be postponed. The plaintiff, a woman named Heather Williams, alleges that R. Kelly lured her into a sexual relationship in 1998 when she was just 16-years-old. This would’ve made the singer around 31-years-old. She says they met on a street in Chicago.
But this civil suit is only the tip of the iceberg of the 53-year-old’s legal troubles. He was recently sued for $3.4 million for back rent connected to his infamous studio. The final hearing for Heather Williams’ civil suit is scheduled for March 10th, while his federal trials for child pornography and other related charges are expected in April and July.
His lawyer hasn’t spoken out on the default status yet.
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Written by Miata Shanay