New York — R. Kelly said on Friday that he accidentally put him under suicide surveillance after he was sentenced to 30 years in prison, even though he knew he hadn't committed suicide. Sued the Brooklyn prison, which had held him since his conviction.
In a complaint filed in federal court in Brooklyn, the 55-year-old Multiplatinum R&B singer was told by Metropolitan Detention Center officials "for disciplinary purposes only" after the June 29 ruling. I ordered a watch at. Because he was a "well-known" prisoner.
Kelly's lawyer Jennifer Bonjan quoted her prosecutor as a legal counsel in her prison told her: Promotion and judgment. No timetable is provided.
Bonjan wasn't happy with her explanation. "Simply put, MDC Brooklyn operates like Gulag," she writes.
Kelly said the "harsh conditions" he faced led to "serious mental distress" and corresponded to cruel and extraordinary punishment for violating the Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution.
He seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, but Dockett suggests that Kelly is seeking $ 100 million.
The prison did not immediately respond to the request for comment.
Kelly, known for her 1996 Grammy-winning hit "I Believe I Can Fly," was convicted of one slurp and eight Mann law violations last September. I received it. People who crossed state boundaries for prostitution.
The prosecutor said that Kelly, with the help of his aides, took advantage of his stardom and wealth for over 20 years to have sex with women and underage girls in his orbit. He said he had invited him to.
Kelly said he had also been monitored for suicide after being convicted.
Another prisoner in Brooklyn Prison, Ghislaine Maxwell, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for supporting the sexual abuse of a minor girl by financier Jeffrey Epstein on June 24, four days before. He was placed under suicide surveillance on the day.
Maxwell's lawyer said a British notable was given a "suicide smock" and was robbed of her clothes, toothpaste and soap, even though she had not committed suicide.
Friday's filing did not describe the specific situation Kelly faced.
Kelly is facing an August trial in Chicago Federal Court on charges of child pornography and obstruction, and various states in Illinois and Minnesota. (Report by Jonathan Stempel, New York, edited by Daniel Wallis)