R. Kelly has suffered another setback in court with a judge ordering the alleged child sex predator to appear at his next hearing.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a New York federal judge has denied Kelly’s motion to skip his next court hearing. The hearing is scheduled to go down on February 6.
The disgraced singer asked for his appearance to be waived. His lawyer, Steve Greenberg, wrote the judge asking if his client could blow it off. Greenberg said he would not be able to appear nor would Kelly’s other lawyer.
Prosecutors fired back at Kelly’s request saying the singer needs to appear. They argued, “In light of the upcoming trial date and the serious nature of the charges that the defendant faces, the government respectfully requests that, absent a compelling reason, the defendant appear by video conference at the conference scheduled for February 6, 2020.”
The judge sided with prosecutors and ordered Kelly to appear via video conference accompanied by his lawyer aka no excuses will be accepted.