(CMR) R&B singer R.Kelly was moved into solitary confinement after he was beaten by a fellow inmate in a Illinois jail.
Reports confirmed by the singer's legal team are that Kelly was on his bed in his cell when another inmate came in and started to punch him.
It is understood that the beating may have been sparked by a recent protest stage outside of the Illinois jail in support of the incarcerated singer.
Yesterday we were told that an inmate had attacked R Kelly at the MCC in Chicago. We received conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries. We have not been provided any information from the jail, nor has Mr. Kelly called. We are hopeful that he was not seriously injured.
— Steve Greenberg (@SGcrimlaw) August 27, 2020
“My understanding is, every time there is a pro-R. Kelly protest outside of the jail, they lock down the entire facility,”Kelly's lawyer, Steve Greenberg, told a US publication.
“When they do this, inmates don’t get their commissary, they don’t get their shower, stuff like that and since they’re fairly sporadic anyway, they get upset. So they’re penalizing everyone in the facility because people are protesting in support of Kelly,” added Greenberg.
Kelly is in jail awaiting trial to answer to a series of child sex abuse charges.