R. Kelly Requests Marriage With Aaliyah When She Was 15-Years-Old Not Be Presented As Evidence During Chicago Trial

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R. Kelly Requests Marriage With Aaliyah When She Was 15-Years-Old Not Be Presented As Evidence During Chicago Trial

R. Kelly’s legal team is requesting certain evidence to be left out of the disgraced singer’s trial in Chicago set to take place next month.

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According to RadarOnline, court documents state that R. Kelly’s attorney’s would like certain topics to be considered off limits during the upcoming trial, starting with R. Kelly’s underage marriage with the late Aaliyah.

In 1994, Kelly was 27-years-old when he married 15-year-old Aaliyah. He was accused by the government of bribing a state official to get a fake ID for underage Aaliyah. On top of requesting that no one testify about his underage marriage, Kelly said prosecutors should not be allowed to bring up his alleged sexual relationship with the “Rock The Boat” singer as evidence during his trial. 

Kelly’s new motion demands any evidence of him impregnating any of his accusers and helping them receive abortions to be banned in court. He also requested all undercharged allegations of victims who claimed he abused them to not be presented to the jury. Kelly’s lawyer wrote:

“The voluminous discovery in this case reveals that scores of women have accused Kelly of engaging in varying forms of mistreatment toward them. The government has not provided notice of any intent to offer such additional evidence. Kelly moves to bar any additional uncharged allegations of misconduct.”

If the jury rules Kelly guilty of sex crimes, he would have more decades added to his prison sentence. Kelly will need to argue his case against four child pornography counts, conspiracy to obstruct justice which relates to his 2008 state-court acquittal, three counts in connection to receiving the child pornography, and five more enticement counts.  

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As previously reported, the 55-year-old was sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of all counts of sex trafficking and racketeering by a New York jury on Wednesday (June 29). Following his sentencing, the “Trapped In The Closet” singer prepared to go before a second jury in Illinois.

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill