R. Kelly tests positive for COVID-19 in prison

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R. Kelly tests positive for COVID-19 in prison

R/B singer R. Kelly has tested positive for COVID-19 while in prison; this according to a legal filing from his lawyer.

According to documents reported on by the Chicago Tribune, Kelly’s lawyer Jennifer Bonjean asked for a two-week extension as his diagnosis has affected his ability to speak on the phone regarding the appeal.

Kelly is currently awaiting sentencing in a Brooklyn federal jail after being convicted on racketeering and sex-trafficking charges.

Kelly’s attorney said “it is vitally important that Mr Kelly meaningfully participate in his post-trial defence.”

The report also claims that Kelly has decided to split with his original legal trial representation, pending formal withdrawals.