Singer, R. Kelly has been accused by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn of arranging to get a fake ID in order to marry singer Aaliyah when she was 15.
In accordance to court docket paperwork obtained by NBC, the singer was indicted Thursday on a new rely of bribery stemming from an effort in 1994 to get the fake doc.
The federal prosecutors in the Jap District of New York alleged that on the day earlier than his marriage ceremony to Aaliyah, Kelly and others in his circle bribed a public official in Illinois to create a fake ID for “Jane Doe #1.”
However NBC Information disclosed that the unnamed individual was R&B singer and actress Aaliyah, who Kelly, married in 1994 when he was 27. Within the official Illinois marriage ceremony certificates, it was acknowledged that Aaliyah who died in a airplane crash in 2001 was 18.
The brand new cost is an addition to a sequence of federal indictments filed in opposition to Kelly, who’s accused of abusing ladies and ladies for greater than twenty years, together with kidnapping, compelled labor and sending baby pornography throughout state traces.
Protection lawyer Douglas C. Anton, who’s dealing with R. Kelly’s New York case, referred to as the brand new bribery cost “an absolute absurdity, backed by more innuendo and baseless accusations.”
“To think that the Federal Government has nothing better to do then go back 25 years and address a ‘fake ID’ charge makes their whole case weaker,” Anton informed NBC Information.