Report via Chicago Sun Times -- In jail. No bail.
A day in the life of singer R. Kelly?
“I’ve seen him get very emotional,” said attorney Steve Greenberg, who is spearheading Kelly’s courtroom battle in Chicago on child pornography and sex abuse charges.
“He’s dealing with a lot of stories that have been made up. He’s not a fighter. I’ve seen him cry when he talks about the situation.”
But, Greenberg says, his client “is going to fight for the truth” to get out.
Kelly faces charges in multiple states and jurisdictions and is currently at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center downtown.
Describing his client as “a soft-spoken guy” who is basically illiterate, Greenberg claims Kelly “has a stage persona who is used to having people around him all the time. His life in solitary is now minus TV. No radio. No music. And no books.
“He’s also a spiritual guy, has a Bible with him in his cell, but he can’t read it. It’s basically there for comfort,” Greenberg added.
“Now he’s been placed in the MCC’s ‘SHU’ — a cell in solitary confinement away from the jail population and is constantly being moved from cell to cell. He has only the guards to talk to.”
But he is hearing from fans.
“But he is receiving plenty of mail, which is 97% positive and he pores over it,” added Greenberg, who tells Sneed Kelly is able to recognize a few words and writes some words phonetically.