This is NOT right on any level. This is disrespectful to Aaliyah’s legacy, her name, and her family. Prosecutors NEED to find another way!
What we are hearing is that court papers show that Illinois federal prosecutors are using R. Kelly’s illicit marriage to underage singer Aaliyah as proof he should be kept behind bars pending trial. Continue on to see why Prosecutors Using R. Kelly + Aaliyah Marriage as evidence…
CelebNMusic247.com has the latest on R. Kelly and his secret 1994 nuptials to the late Aaliyah, whose legacy was just honored with a statue at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Las Vegas.
While the filings don’t mention Aaliyah by name, they do reference that she was just 15 years old as evidence of the R&B legend’s “intentional and prolific” abuse of minor girls. Basically, the official paperwork to prove it.
The prosecutors write to a judge in the Northern District of Illinois:
[Kelly] even married a 15-year-old girl when he was 27 years old. The government produced in discovery to the defendant the official marriage application, marriage certificate, and annulment records for this marriage. Far from being a one-time mistake, defendant’s sexual abuse of minors was intentional and prolific.
PageSix reveals, that the filing is a response to repeated requests from Kelly’s lawyers that he be released on bail pending trial in his Chicago child porn case and that he be removed from solitary confinement.
If you recall, Kelly produced Aaliyah’s 1994 debut album “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number,” and has consistently refused to discuss the unholy matrimony.
Prior to her death at age 22 in a 2001 plane crash in the Bahamas, Aaliyah also refused to comment on the nuptials.
With a long history of alleged abuse of minor girls, the prosectution strongly urged the Chicago judge to keep Kelly locked up.
The filing read as follows:
The extent of defendant’s sexual abuse of minor girls is staggering: the Indictment in this district alone alleges five minor victims, and as proffered at the detention hearing, defendant sexually abused those girls hundreds of times before they turned 18 years old.
Kelly is also facing racketeering charges in Brooklyn. He’s pleaded not guilty in both cases.
Robert’s defense attorney Steve Greenberg said of the argument when asked for comment
It seems a bit ancient…And irrelevant.