The federal government of Dubai is pushing again in opposition to claims by R. Kelly’s crew that he was planning to carry out concert events inside the metropolis.
The Grammy-winning singer reportedly sought permission from an Illinois decide to journey to the United Arab Emirates regardless of going through sexual abuse costs.
Dubai’s Media Workplace additionally denied the claims by his lawyer in courtroom that Kelly had plans to fulfill with the sheikhdom’s ruling Al Maktoum household.
“Authorities in Dubai haven’t acquired any request for a efficiency by singer R. Kelly nor are there any venues which have been booked,” a press release by the workplace learn. “[R. Kelly] has not been invited by the Dubai royal household for a efficiency.”
In a courtroom submitting final week, Steven A. Greenberg, Kelly’s lawyer, claimed his consumer wanted to boost cash to pay his baby help and different “child-related bills.”
“Earlier than he was arrested Mr. Kelly had signed a contract to carry out between 3-5 exhibits in Dubai, UAE, in April 2019,” the submitting learn. “He requests permission to journey to Dubai for the exhibits. Whereas there he’s supposed to fulfill with the royal household.” That submitting didn’t specify on the place in Dubai Kelly was allegedly slated to carry out. Moreover there was no publicity or promoting by any promoter within the UAE relating to an R. Kelly efficiency, nor did anybody within the leisure business find out about a live performance.
The live performance in Dubai does elevate questions as a result of the U.S. doesn’t have an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates, which suggests Kelly might go to Dubai and never return.
On February 22, Robert Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse for allegedly assaulting three underage women and one grownup girl. He’s going through as much as 70 years in prsion. The costs come within the wake of the eye-opening Lifetime mini-series Surviving R. Kelly. R. Kelly has staunchly denied ever abusing anybody.