R. Kelly Removed From Suicide Watch at Brooklyn Prison
American singer, R. Kelly has been taken off of suicide watch at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn where he is currently serving his 30-year prison term and has been ordered to pay a $100,000 fine on June 29.
“Defendants United States of America, Warden Heriberto H. Tellez, and MDC Brooklyn respectfully inform the Court that following a clinical assessment, Plaintiff Robert Sylvester Kelly, also known as ‘R. Kelly,’ was removed from suicide watch as of this morning, July 5, 2022. As a result, Plaintiff’s emergency motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction is now moot,” Assistant United States Attorney Melanie Speight wrote in a letter filed by U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace.
It would be recalled that Kelly was placed on suicide watch on Friday after being convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking in his most recent trial in New York.
His attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, told Fox News Digital at the time he “was placed on suicide watch for purely punitive reasons in violation of his Eighth Amendment rights.”