R. Kelly Is Suing The United States Over Seized Commissary Funds

By Stermy 3 Min Read

American singer, R. Kelly is suing the United States government over his seized commisary funds.

Reports say that the singer, known legally as Robert Sylvester Kelly, filed a lawsuit against the United States to get his commissary funds ($28,000 he had in his canteen) returned.

Apparently, Kelly’s money, which he wants back, was taken by the government to pay off a judgment against him.

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R. Kelly is suing the United States: The hearing for the case is scheduled for Monday, March 18. Kayla Bensing, an Assistant United States Attorney, will represent the government. You can watch the oral arguments live; here’s the link to the livestream.

Back in March 2023, Heather Williams became the first victim to successfully sue Kelly. She was granted access to his music royalties after a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court.

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Williams is set to receive compensation before Midwest Commercial Funding, a property management company that also won a lawsuit against Kelly for $3.5 million in unpaid rent at a Chicago studio.

In her lawsuit, Williams claimed that Kelly had repeated sexual contact with her starting when she was just 16 years old in 1998.

Then, in August 2023, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly ordered Universal Music Group, Kelly’s label, to release over $500,000 in royalties, along with another $28,000 earmarked for his prison canteen. Click on NEXT Page to continue reading.

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