Judge in R. Kelly’s case denied his request to ban jurors from watching ‘Surviving R. Kelly’

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Judge in R. Kelly’s case denied his request to ban jurors from watching ‘Surviving R. Kelly’

The judge in R.Kelly’s child pornography and obstruction trial has reportedly denied his legal team’s request to ban potential jurors who have seen the Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly,” after filing the motion ahead of jury selection yesterday morning.

Kelly is facing a heap of accusations in his Chicago trial, including coercing five minors into sexual activities, while also allegedly producing and obtaining videos and photos of underage girls engaging in explicit acts with the singer.

On Monday morning, Kelly’s team sent out a request to the judge, asking that if jurors had either come across or watched 2019’s “Surviving,” they should be banned from being summoned to the court, contending that their client would not stand a fair trial if accusations made in the documentary are to be considered — especially when those allegations are not related to his particular case.

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