According to R. Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg, the disgraced singer was almost stabbed with a pen by an angry inmate in jail.
R. Kelly was sleeping in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center last Wednesday when the “violent” inmate crept in and started “stomping on his head, repeatedly,”
In a motion filed by his lawyer, R. Kelly is asking the court to release him on bail, noting that the inmate also had “an ink pen with him that he was going to use to stab Mr. Kelly” but others grabbed him before he could use it.
“This is an inmate that never should have been anywhere near Mr. Kelly, an individual who is charged with the most violent of crimes, and one who plainly has no respect for the rules, he has the phrase ‘Fu** The Feds’ tattooed on his face,” Greenberg’s motion went on.
Greenberg said the accused rapist “mostly remains in his cell… to ensure his own safety” but jail officials placed him in solitary confinement following the attack because it was the only way he could be protected. It’s not clear if he is still in solitary confinement.
The inmate who attacked the singer was allegedly upset over recent lockdowns caused by pro-R Kelly protests outside of the jail, Greenberg said.
“To-date, there have been at least a half-dozen of these displays of support outside of the MCC, always peaceful,
“These unnecessary institutional lockdowns have needlessly promoted animosity towards Mr. Kelly. Notably, the institution does not go into lockdown during other, violent, downtown protests or during citywide looting.” His attorney added.