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R Kelly Wins Suicide Watch Lawsuit

R Kelly Returns To Court For Hearing On Aggravated Sexual Abuse Charges

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R Kelly finally notched a win against the feds after suing Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center. The singer has been in custody at the facility following his recent 30-year sentence for the federal racketeering and sex trafficking charges he was convicted of last year. R Kelly was then placed on suicide watch while in custody at the facility.

Kelly’s lawyers filed a lawsuit and temporary restraining order against the Brooklyn facility and its warden, Heriberto Tellez, alleging it has a “policy of punishing high profile inmates by placing them under the harsh conditions of suicide watch even though they are not suicidal.” The suit claimed that Kelly was ordered to wear a paper smock and wasn’t allowed to use utensils to eat his meals, and that he was seeking “compensatory damages for all emotional distress, humiliation, pain and suffering, and other harm in an amount to be determined at trial.”

According to newly filed court documents, Warden Heriberto H Tellez made the decision to remove Kelz following a “clinical assessment.” No further details on that assessment were provided.


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