R. Kelly Loses Sex Assault Law Suit

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FILE PHOTO: Recording artist R. Kelly leaves the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago

One of R. Kelly’s accusers, that files a law suit against him, stating that she was sexually abused, has won her civil case by default due to the failure of the R&B singer to respond to the lawsuit and show up at the court.

The woman has accused R Kelly of consistently having sex with her when she was only 16 years old, the case was filed in Chicago in February, just one day before the singer was arrested on 10 charges of sexual abuse.

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R. Kelly arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court for a hearing on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

This lady is just one of the four accusers, three of these woman were underage at the time of the alleged assaults, according to the lawyer of the lady, Jeffrey Deutschman, is as the centre of this criminal case. The woman is only identified as “H.W.” in the criminal court filings.

On Tuesday, a judge in Chicago entered a default ruling against R. Kelly, a stated be the court records, when he did not respond to the lawsuit and completely missed the court hearing.

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To determine the amount that R. Kelly will have to pay in damages, judge Moira Johnson, will hear from the victim at a hearing scheduled for next month.

Steve Green, Robert Kelly’s criminal defense attorney, declined to comment on the case, as he stated he was not involved in the civil litigation.

Prosecutors say that Kelly, 52, sexually assaulted three teenage girls as well as a woman. Kelly, who has faced similar allegations for decades, has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied any wrongdoing. The lawsuit said Kelly first met the woman when she was 16 years old and initiated a sexual relationship that lasted for more than a year.