CHICAGO — Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly was reportedly assaulted by a fellow inmate inside his prison cell Wednesday.
Another inmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago burst into Kelly’s cell and began throwing punches. According to TMZ, the inmate “was angry about the detention facility being placed on lock down a couple of times largely due to Kelly protesters outside the jail.”
Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, said in a statement to Fox News: “Yesterday we were told that an inmate had attacked R Kelly at the MCC in Chicago. We received conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries. We have not been provided any information from the jail, nor has Mr. Kelly called. We are hopeful that he was not seriously injured.”
“Regardless, it is time to release Mr. Kelly,” Greenberg’s demanded. “The government cannot ensure his safety, and they cannot give him his day in court. We should not incarcerate people indefinitely because we cannot provide them with due process.”
Kelly is being held on racketeering, sexual misconduct and multiple other charges.