R. Kelly Hires Attorney Jennifer Bonjean, Who Helped Bill Cosby, To Appeal Singer’s Sex Trafficking & Racketeering Convictions
It seems R. Kelly still believes he can win!
In the fight for his freedom, R. Kelly, 54, is expanding his team. On Friday, Oct. 29th, R.Kelly’s legal team secured Jennifer Bonjean, the high-profiled attorney that helped overturn Bill Cosby’s conviction in his sex abuse case.
Jennifer Bonjean, who is also from Chicago, is a New York-based attorney. She will spearhead Kelly’s post-conviction cases and is seeking to get him a new case. Bonjean recently asked for a two-month conviction although all paperwork is due on Monday, Nov. 1st.
On joining Kelly’s team, Jennifer Bonjean said she’s looking forward to getting familiar with the case. She added,
“I am becoming increasingly concerned with how the government is abusing the RICO statute to plead around the statute of limitations and essentially put people’s entire lives on trial. It’s becoming a formula for the government. You have a right to defend yourself against specific allegations.”
As previously reported, R. Kelly was tried and convicted on all counts of sex trafficking and racketeering. Prosecutors alleged he,
“traveled throughout the United States and abroad to perform at concert venues…and to recruit women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with Kelly.”
Following his conviction, the disgraced singer was placed on suicided watch but it was later lifted. Kelly’s upcoming trial will take place in Chicago, where he will face child pornography and obstruction of justice charges beginning on Aug. 1st, 2022.
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