The government is trying to block disgraced singer R. Kelly from trash-talking the parents of the women he is accused of sexually assaulting during his upcoming trial.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the government is asking the judge to not allow Kelly to talk about certain topics in front of the jury.
Prosecutors accuse him of running a decades-long enterprise that recruited young women for him to abuse. Many women have come forward to speak out about the alleged harm Kelly did to them.
The alleged victims detailed horrific abuse which included being locked in rooms, sexually assaulted, and videotaped without permission. In newly filed docs, prosecutors made it clear they do not want Kelly trying to shift the blame to the victim’s parents.
Their motion reads, “the government expects to present evidence showing that Jane Doe #1 (at approximately 15 years old), Jane Doe #4 (at 16 years old), and Jane Doe #5 (at 17 years old) spent a substantial amount of time with the defendant (despite having not completed high school) and that the defendant may try to deflect the blame for his criminal conduct by offering evidence that the parents of Jane Doe #1, Jane Doe #4 and Jane Doe #5 knew or should have known about their daughters’ sexual relationships with the defendant.”
They believe Kelly wants to tell the jury that the parents of the women “knew or should have known about their respective sexual relationships with the defendant, the parents thereby consented to such relationships.”
The government also wants Kelly to be prohibited from introducing evidence of “any schemes by the parents of the victims to profit or otherwise extort the defendant on account of the defendant’s relationships with their daughters.”
A judge has yet to rule, As Radar previously reported, Kelly is also fighting the prosecutors' attempt to tell the jury about alleged male victims. They claim one man came forward to accuse the singer of sexually abusing him at the age of 17. They reportedly met at a local McDonald's and Kelly invited him back to the recording studio.
The singer allegedly asked what John Doe #1 was willing to do to be successful. Kelly then proceeded to have sexual contact with the boy. His legal team says the government should not be allowed to introduce the claims days before the trial starts.