R. Kelly Calls His Accusers “Disgruntled Groupies…Who Were Dying to Be With Him”

August 1, 2019

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R. Kelly has slammed his accusers as “disgruntled groupies” in a new letter he sent to the judge in hopes of being released from custody before his trial. According to documents obtained by The Blast, Kelly's attorney Douglas Anton claims the indictment against his client details how "these groupies sought out Robert’s attention, even fought each other for it, voluntarily contacted him, came to his shows, pined to be with him." He adds that "evidence will show that the Robert Kelly tours and shows would accommodate both male and female fans with access to the singer, picture taking, meet and greets, fan events, backstage passes and the like." Gloria Allred, a lawyer representing three of the alleged victims in the New York case, called Anton's filing "unusual."