August 11, 2022

R Kelly is suing MDC Brooklyn – the detention middle by which he’s at present being held — after being positioned on suicide watch.

The disgraced R&B singer says he has been subjected to dangerous and punitive suicide watch situations since being sentenced on June twenty ninth to 30 years in federal jail for federal intercourse trafficking and racketeering fees.

The lawsuit claims that Kelly was positioned below suicide watch regardless of having no ideas of suicide or self-harm in an effort to punish him for his movie star standing. The submitting additionally claims that Kelly is made to put on a paper-like smock and denied utensils to eat, and compares his incarceration to that of convicted intercourse offender Ghislaine Maxwell.

Kelly is searching for “award of compensatory damages for all emotional misery, humiliation, ache and struggling, and different hurt in an quantity to be decided at trial.”

Final September, a jury discovered Kelly responsible of racketeering associated to the sexual exploitation of kids, kidnapping, and compelled labor, in addition to violating the Mann Act, which outlaws the transportation of an individual throughout state traces for unlawful sexual exercise. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 30 years in federal jail.

He additionally faces a separate federal trial in Illinois, in addition to state fees in Illinois and Minnesota.

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