The musician was convicted in several trials of sexual abuse of minors. He still owes his victims money, which the New York prosecutor’s office is now demanding.
Due to outstanding invoices, the New York prosecutor’s office has asked the music labels Sony and Universal to hand over any royalties and other claims for benefits from the ex-pop star and convicted sex offender R. Kelly (56). Kelly owes two victims around $380,000 (about 350,000 euros), and around $140,000 in fines are still outstanding, prosecutors said in New York on Thursday. So far, Kelly has paid around $28,000.
Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison at a trial in New York last year for, among other things, sexual abuse of minors. In mid-September, the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer was also found guilty in a trial in Chicago. A jury found it proven that the 55-year-old had had sex with minors and produced child pornography.
In February, Kelly was sentenced to 20 years in Chicago for similar offenses – the judge ruled, however, that the ex-pop star can serve most of the sentences at the same time. The singer’s defense has announced appeals in both cases.
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