R. Kelly‘s lawyer just can’t do it anymore and is pleading with a judge to allow him to drop his client in the legal battle accusing the singer of breaking up a marriage.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, M. Craig Robertson argues he should be “allowed to discontinue any further legal services and/or representation of Defendants now and/or in the future for reasons to be shown at the hearing of this motion.”
The lawyer says Kelly won’t be harmed by him dropping him and he has time to hire another attorney, if he desires to get new representation.
The filing comes days after Kenny Bryant filed docs informing the singer he plans on grilling him about the allegations of the affair in the near future.
Last year, Bryant sued R. Kelly, accusing him of carrying out an affair with his wife and ruining not only his marriage but his life. Mississippi is one of the only states that allows a person to sue another for breaking up their marriage.
Bryant married Asia Childress on July 15, 2012 and says he knew she had a relationship with Kelly prior to their marriage but was told it was over. He says the marriage was good until Kelly entered the picture again.
Bryant claims Kelly became involved in an intimate extramarital affair with Childress in October 2012. She attended his concert a few months after the wedding and Bryant claims that she rekindled her intimate relationship with the singer.
He accuses the singer of carrying out an affair with his wife for five years. Bryant even says Kelly gave his wife Chlamydia during their affair (Kelly denies having an affair with Childress).
Bryant says his wife even suggested they move to Georgia at one point, but Bryant claims she did so in order to move closer to Kelly. Bryant agreed to the move but says he was unable to find a job and it left him in financial ruin.
Bryant claims every time the singer had a concert nearby, his wife would disappear to be with him. Bryant says he did all he could to hold onto his marriage, but ultimately it fell apart; Childress would later ask him for a divorce.
He sued seeking damages for Kelly ruining his marriage and depriving him of his spouse, love, support and conjugal affection. Bryant said he suffered emotional, psychological and financial loss.
Kelly filed court documents saying he does know Childress but denies he slept with her and caused Bryant’s marriage to crumble.
Kelly says he doesn’t owe Bryant a dime and wants to see the entire case thrown out.