R. Kelly’s past is coming back to haunt him (and not before time) as he now faces new charges related to his short-lived marriage to the late R&B star Aaliyah when she was just 15-years-old!
According to docs obtained by Complex, R. Kelly has now been officially indicted on charges of paying off a public official for “the creation of a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1.” The alleged bribery happened on Aug. 30th, 1994, a day before Kelly and Aaliyah are rumored to have had their secret wedding. The document reads:
On or about August 30, 1994, within the Northern District of Illinois, the defendant ROBERT SYLVESTER KELLY, together with others, did knowingly and intentionally cause another individual to promise and tender to a public officer and public employee property, to wit: Unites States currency, that such public officer and public employee was not authorized by law to accept, with the intent to influence the performance of an act related to the employment and function of a public officer and public employee, to wit: the creation of a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1, an individual whose identity is known to the Grand Jury, in violation of Illinois Criminal Code Sections 5/33-l(a) and 5/5-1.
The thing is that Kelly’s former personal assistant previously admitted to being the one who brought Aaliyah to get a fake ID. “I was in the room when they got married,” Smith said. “I’m not proud of that. I had papers forged for them when Aaliyah was underaged. It was just a quick little ceremony. She didn’t have on a white dress. He didn’t have on a tux. Just every day wear. She looked worried and scared.”
We definitely remember hearing about this back then and thinking it was wrong. It is just shocking that so many people who could have done something to stop this turned a blind eye.
You can like his music (he certainly made some genuinely good tunes), but the man himself is a monster who should have been put away decades ago.
What do you think?