His lawyer, Jennifer Bunjian, told CNN that R. Kelly is always safe in his cell to prevent the RandB singer from committing suicide. Earlier this week, the 55-year-old artist was sentenced to 30 years in prison in the case of abuse against him in New York.
Bonjean said, let him know, that the singer has no suicidal tendencies. Kelly would be afraid to be watched all the time.
“The paradox is that constant monitoring of people who are not prone to suicide can do more harm,” the lawyer said. CNN wrote that this observer was chosen because she was a celebrity.
Kelly was convicted last year of leading a group intended to abuse women and girls. The singer of Believe I Can Fly has been accused for years of sexual misconduct. Kelly has constantly denied all the accusations dating back to the 1990s.