R. Kelly is requesting again that he be released from prison over the COVID-19 outbreak.
His new request comes ten days after a federal judge denied his previous request to be released pending trial.
“Mr. Kelly is experiencing tremendous stress and anxiety in light of the recent COVID-19 developments,” the emergency motion filed in the NY court system by Kelly’s attorney, Michael Leonard, reads.
“Inmates are reportedly banging on doors, walls, and windows begging for help. The only thing the MCC has done is lock things down, making conditions feel more like solitary confinement: and possibly, because of the nature of this virus, locking in healthy inmates with those who already have the virus but who may not yet be symptomatic.”
The judge says that Kelly is a flight risk, but his lawyers deny that he is and state that he would agree to being electronically monitored. They deny that he is a danger to the public -- despite the charges against him involving minor girls.