R. Kelly is afraid he won’t get a fair trial because the world hates him. He is also maintaining his innocence despite being charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse.
According to TMZ, he however thinks he’s screwed anyway because he’s already lost in the court of public opinion.
Sources close to the singer told TMZ:
He believes it will be impossible for him to get a fair trial in the aftermath of Lifetime’s docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly,” and nonstop media coverage — especially in Chicago.
As one source put it … “There isn’t a person in Cook County who hasn’t heard all the hateful things said about him.”
We’re told R. Kelly believes … even if he presents evidence proving his innocence, the jury will still find him guilty. Our sources say he’s moved on from panic attacks and has been in a depressed meltdown for days.
R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on a total of 4 alleged victims, 3 of whom were between the ages of 13 to 16, by the Cook County prosecutors.
Lawyer representing some of the victims, Attorney Michael Avenatti, also released images of R. Kelly having sex with a 14 year old girl from the video he submitted to the State’s Attorney, showing what appears to be R. Kelly.
A very furious Avenatti blasted R. Kelly’s enablers as well — lawyers, agents, managers and others whom he says stood idly by as the singer sexually abused girls — and vowed to not stop until they’re all brought to justice. Read Attorney Michael Avenatti’s statement here.