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R. Kelly denied bail in New York

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Posted at 6:21 AM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 08:21:29-04

R. Kelly has been denied bail in a New York criminal case that charges the musician with a racketeering scheme to sexually abuse girls.

Lawyers for Kelly wanted the judge in the singer's New York federal case to reconsider and grant him bond, saying the hardships of being jailed include being able to see just one of two previous live-in girlfriends at a time.

"He allegedly can only see one of his girlfriends every 90 days and then the second 90 days he can see the other girlfriend and so on but he can't see both and at the same time. OK. Being in jail or prison is not being in a luxury resort where you can see whoever you want, whenever you want, however you want, in whatever conditions you want," said lawyer Gloria Allred who represents multiple alleged victims of R. Kelly.

Kelly's lawyer say the singer is not being treated fairly by the court.

"I think that he should be out. He's not a flight risk. There's no evidence that he's a flight risk," said Steve Greenberg, one of R. Kelly's lawyers.

Kelly is also charge in four different cases in Cook County, Illinois.