R Kelly Has A Fear Of Flying – R. Kelly is slated to be beamed right into a Brooklyn courtroom from federal lockup in Chicago subsequent week — so he will be arraigned on a contemporary bribery charge associated to his illicit 1994 marriage to the late singer Aaliyah.
The US Legal professional’s workplace in Brooklyn pushed for federal Decide Ann Donnelly to require Kelly — who has a phobia of flying — to appear in particular person for the Dec. 18 arraignment over allegations that he paid off a authorities worker in 1994 to get a 15-year-old Aaliyah a pretend ID.
However Donnelly granted Kelly’s attorneys’ request to have the fallen “I Imagine I Can Fly” crooner appear via video convention to enter a plea on the new charge.
Kelly is charged with racketeering in Brooklyn and in addition faces state and federal expenses in Chicago and Minneapolis. The raps embrace kidnapping, pressured labor, possession of kid pornography, participating in prostitution with a minor, and shifting women throughout state strains for intercourse. He denies all the fees.
Kelly’s marriage to Aaliyah, whose actual title was Aaliyah Haughton, reportedly ended a couple of days after they wed — when Aaliyah’s dad and mom came upon concerning the union and compelled her to have it expunged.
She was simply 15 years outdated, and he was 27.
Prosecutors in Chicago have argued that the wedding was proof that he’s a “prolific” abuser of younger women and that he wants to keep locked up whereas he awaits trial.
“Removed from being a one-time mistake, defendant’s sexual abuse of minors was intentional and prolific,” prosecutors wrote in September.