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CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for R. Kelly have one week to respond to a lawsuit alleging sex abuse or face losing the case.

Kelly’s attorneys sought to put the lawsuit on hold while the singer fights sex-related felony charges. Associate Judge Moira Johnson on Wednesday agreed with lawyers for the woman who filed the lawsuit that Kelly needs to file an answer to the litigation.

Johnson gave Kelly’s lawyers until June 26 to respond to the lawsuit in Cook County.

Kelly did not attend Wednesday’s hearing in Chicago.

After the hearing, the attorneys for the woman said they expect the lawsuit will be delayed while the criminal case proceeds. However, they said it was improper for Kelly’s attorneys to seek a delay before acknowledging the lawsuit.

The woman who brought the lawsuit is one of four women Kelly is charged with sexually abusing.


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2 thoughts on “Judge Gives R. Kelly Lawyers One Week To Answer In Sex Abuse Lawsuit

  1. Lover of My People on said:

    So tired of hearing about this man already. Bottom line, whether these young ladies went willingly with him or not is only a part of the problem. Robert as the adult in these situations he found himself in, should have known better than to engage with these very young women. I don’t believe all of the accusers, but I do believe some. He probably liked them young so he could mold them much easier than a grown woman. His being abused at a young age by his sister, messed him up. It’s too bad he didn’t get some help to break the cycle of abuse. He has to be held accountable for his actions along with everyone around him that turned a blinds eye and/or participated in what was going on.

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