R. Kelly remains on suicide watch ‘for his own safety’, says feds

Federal authorities deny allegations of mistreatment of R. Kelly at a detention center in Brooklyn, NY The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn recently filed court documents stating that the beleaguered singer will remain under suicide watch “for his own safety” .

According to a report from Associated Pressreleased Sunday (July 3), the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, NY, submitted court documents late Saturday (July 2) indicating that R. Kelly is under suicide watch “for his own safety” following a psychological evaluation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melanie Speight wrote in the court filing that Kelly’s “current life circumstances undoubtedly bring emotional distress.”

She added: “He is a convicted sex offender who has been sentenced to spend the next three decades in prison. Immediately, he faces another federal criminal trial in Chicago on charges related to child pornography. .

This is in response to R. Kelly’s lawsuit against the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn (MDC Brooklyn) where he alleges he was sentenced to suicide as a form of punishment despite his pleas that he has no intention of hurt themselves or others. The disgraced singer claims his Eighth Amendment is being violated after the detention center put him in a single cell with no bed rails, no showers or shaves and no toilet paper. Additionally, Kells alleges that he is forced to eat with his hands and receives no contact from loved ones.

Last Wednesday (June 29), R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking charges last year.

XXL contacted the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn for comment.

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