R. Kelly wants no part of being questioned under oath by the man suing him for allegedly having an affair with his wife, and the singer is refusing to sit for questions.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Kelly says he objects to the videotaped deposition that is scheduled for November 11. Kelly argues there are numerous pending motions that should be ruled on prior to any deposition.
Earlier this month, Kenny Bryant filed court docs putting Kelly on notice that he plans to depose the singer in Mississippi. Bryant said the deposition will go down at his lawyer’s office and will be “continuing day to day until completed.”
Bryant wants to question the singer under oath regarding his alleged affair.
Last year, 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 is ongoing.