R. Kelly’s latest attempt to be released from jail has been rejected

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The R&B singer was reportedly attacked by a fellow inmate in August.

Kelly has remained behind bars since he was taken into federal custody in July 2019.

His team has tried several times to get him released amid the coronavirus pandemic, but all of their requests have been denied.

In August, the R&B singer was reportedly attacked by a fellow inmate inside of his jail cell leading to his defence team to push for him to be released on bail. R&B singer R. Kelly has reportedly been moved to solitary confinement after he was attacked in his cell by a fellow inmate.

According to TMZ, Kelly was said to be on his bed when a fellow inmate from the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Chicago came in and punched him.

Guards at the federal facility stopped the assault almost immediately. The attacker was angry that the jail was repeatedly placed on lockdown because of the singers’ fans protesting outside.

TMZ also reported Kelly expressed concern over his safety to prison guards three weeks prior to the attack. However, an appeals court has shut down their latest attempt.

On Tuesday (September 8), the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a decision by Brooklyn Federal Judge Ann Donnelly that the disgraced R&B singer posed a flight risk to be released. According to the Associated Press, the appeals court determined that “no condition or combination of conditions could assure against those risks.”

His lawyer, Thomas Farinella, said they will “continue to vigorously fight for Mr Kelly’s vindication.”

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R. Kelly is being held at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center without bail as he awaits trial. He is facing several sex crime charges, including child pornography, racketeering, and sex trafficking, across New York, Minnesota and Chicago. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. He is expected to go to trial on September 29.

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