R. Kelly is facing serious criminal charges, but one Mississippi Sheriff is demanding his case against the singer move forward.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the sheriff, Kenny Bryant, is asking a judge to grant him a default judgment against Kelly.
Kenny Bryant sued Kelly accusing him of breaking up his marriage, by carrying out an affair with his wife. He filed his lawsuit in Mississippi, which allows partners to file cases over cheating
The case has been at a standstill for months. In June, Bryant had asked for a trial date to be set in the case. However, Kelly was arrested the following month before a date was set.
In newly filed court documents, Bryant says he is tired of waiting around for Kelly or his companies to respond. He believes the judge should award him damages and close the case.
The judge has yet to rule.
Back in 2017, Bryant sued R. Kelly, accusing him of carrying on an affair with his wife and ruining not only his marriage but his life. Mississippi is one of the only states that allow 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.
The case has been interesting with two judges recusing themselves from the lawsuit due to prior information and knowledge of the situation.