R. Kelly has asked to be released while his Illinois federal court trial is pending due to his fear of contracting COVID-19, as TMZ reports. Steven Greenberg, the embattled singer’s attorney, filed a motion on Thursday (Mar. 26) in which Greenberg refers to coronavirus spreading globally, and the health risks that he believes Kelly is facing while being incarcerated at Chicago MCC.
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