R. Kelly Facing MORE Legal Trouble, Sex Abuse Survivor Seeking Default Judgement In STD Lawsuit

Singer R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17
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R. Kelly Facing MORE Legal Trouble, Sex Abuse Survivor Is Demanding Money In STD Lawsuit

Another day, another layer in the case of Robert Kelly.

Reported on All Hip Hop, a R. Kelly sexual assault survivor, Faith Rodgers, is seeking a default judgment against R. Kelly for failing to properly respond to her civil suit. Back in 2018, Faith sued the singer for an alleged sexual battery, false imprisonment, and failure to disclose that he had a sexually transmitted disease. She also claims R. Kelly abused her physically, sexually, and mentally as well as filmed her performing compromising sex acts against her will. 

R. Kelly’s lawyer made filings in connection to this case but Faith’s lawyers said the documents didn’t include “any denials of the truth of the allegations or offer any affirmative defense.” The deadline to submit the paperwork passed in December. As a result, Faith’s lawyer is requesting the judge handling the lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme Court to enter a default judgment against Kelly. Also, Faith’s lawyer is requesting a trial to determine damages for his client since Faith’s testimony was used to help NYC prosecutors bring racketeering and sex trafficking charges against the “Bump N’ Grind” singer. 

R. Kelly’s lawyer is reportedly planning on challenging the motion for a default judgment. He’s been in a Chicago jail for over a year awaiting trial. R. Kelly is facing multiple charges in various cities. He faces federal charges related to the sexual abuse of minors in two separate cases in Chicago and Brooklyn. The charges vary from child pornography, sexual assault, abuse of a minor, racketeering, and obstruction of justice.

His next trial date is Sept. 14. R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to all charges.