Elvis Presley Dating His 14-Year-Old Wife, According to R. Kelly’s Attorneys, Is Why He’s Being Unfairly Targeted
R. Kelly’s defense team requested a brief sentence from a federal court in his Chicago case on Friday, claiming they had unfairly singled him out (February 10). The celebrity who has already been convicted twice might spend decades in prison. As a result, his legal team is requesting an 11-year sentence reduction for his Chicago conviction. Jennifer Bonjean also inquired as to whether Kelly could complete that time as part of his 30-year sentence before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber. Additionally, the latter is connected to a New York federal racketeering case from 2021.
The R&B musician’s legal team claims that the Chicago lawsuit might have been combined with the New York case. Instead, according to Bonjean, her client was subjected to an unfair “piecemeal prosecution by the federal government.” Two weeks before to the singer’s February 23 sentencing on counts of child pornography and criminal sexual behavior with a minor in Chicago, the aforementioned request surfaced. Kelly, 56, might spend at least his late 70s in prison as officials decide whether to extend his 30-year sentence. In addition, Kelly’s prosecution for exploitation, bribery, racketeering, and sex trafficking began immediately after his New York conviction.
NEW: Citing Elvis Presley’s relationship with Priscilla (64 years ago), #RKelly attorneys suggest he’s been unfairly targeted, ask for sentence of about 11 years for Chicago federal conviction stemming from sex abuse of teen girls https://t.co/luhkEAu8z0— Jason Meisner (@jmetr22b) February 10, 2023
The precedent established by previous well-known instances involving music was still another defense Kelly’s legal team offered. For instance, Elvis Presley and Priscilla first dated when she was barely 14 years old. David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, and other musicians who were accused in a similar manner but were not prosecuted were also mentioned by Bonjean. The defense attorney alleged that Kelly was specifically targeted by the government and society in a 34-page sentencing document. In addition, she made mention of “a particular, unprecedented contempt for Kelly that is lacking as to his similarly situated White counterparts.”
I hope he will never be released again.