R. Kelly is being charged with bribery for marrying Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old.
By now, everyone has heard about the marriage of singer, songwriter R. Kelly and 15 year old R&B Princess Aaliyah in 1994. So why is this news popping up again in 2019?
R. Kelly Haunted By Marrying Underaged Aaliyah In 1994?
New charges have been added to the many other charges levied on singer/songwriter, R. Kelly. Along with child abuse, racketeering and a host of sexual abuse charges, he is now facing a charge of bribery.
According to the feds, R. Kelly and co-conspirators paid money to a public official for “the creation of a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1.” When did this happen? On August 30, 1994.
That date is significant, because the marriage of R. Kelly and Aaliyah is reportedly to have taken place on August 31, 1994, when Kelly was 27 and Aaliyah was just 15.
According to an admission by Kelly’s former tour manager Demetrius Smith on “Surviving R. Kelly”, he bought a fake identification for Aaliyah so she could marry Kelly. Smith went on to say that a marriage license was obtained and the two did in fact get married.
As reported by TMZ, the Eastern District of New York have now added “bribery” to the racketeering charge against R. Kelly.
Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg, told TMZ they will review the indictment, but “at first look it does not appear to materially alter the landscape.” Also, another of Kelly’s attorneys, Doug Anton, claims “the charge is ridiculous and it smacks of the same desperation as the entire case.”
Well, only time will tell.
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