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R Kelly pleads not guilty as he arrives in court on new sexual assault charges

By newadmin / Published on Friday, 07 Jun 2019 10:20 AM / Comments Off on R Kelly pleads not guilty as he arrives in court on new sexual assault charges / 80 views


R Kelly has pleaded not guilty to a string of new sexual assault charges.

The R&B singer was in court in Chicago today.

He arrived at the courthouse wearing a light grey suit with a white shirt and black and grey striped tie as well as sunglasses.

He was flanked by his team, including his attorney Steven Greenberg, as he made his way to the hearing, where he entered a not guilty plea.

Kelly is due to return to court at the end of the month.

He had been hit with 11 new felony charges relating to sexual assault and various abuse in Illinois.

Kelly arriving at court in Chicago

He was surrounded by a team

The Cook County State Attorney’s Office charged him with five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and two counts of criminal sexual assault.

TMZ reports that the legal documents state Kelly is accused of forcing contact between his victim and the alleged victim’s mouth and committing an act of sexual penetration.

The alleged incident happened in January 2010 when the alleged victim was under the age of 18.

He dressed in a light grey suit and wore sunglasses

He pleaded not guilty

Kelly’s crisis manager, Darrell Johnson, says the singer denied all accusations and maintains his innocence.

A legal representative for Kelly gave a statement to waiting reporters.

He said: “We’re with him and that’s why we’re here today. He’s getting ready and that’s pretty much all we can say.

He’s facing 11 sex assault charges

He’s due back in court later this month

“If I was facing 25 years, I’d be depressed, but if I knew I was innocent I wouldn’t be depressed, so that’s where we are.

“Mr Kelly is performing […] he knows the truth, we’re with him.”

Today’s hearing was separate from the 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse Kelly is facing in Cook County.

He has denied all allegations.