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R. Kelly has no planned concerts in Dubai: Government

R. Kelly has no planned concerts in Dubai: Government

Dubai - Kelly was charged on February 22 with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.



By AP

Published: Mon 25 Mar 2019, 10:48 PM

Dubai's government on Sunday denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artiste had planned concerts in the emirate after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges.
In a statement to Associated Press, Dubai Media Office denied claims by his lawyer in court that Kelly had plans to meet the royal family. "Authorities in Dubai have not received any request for a performance by singer R. Kelly nor are there any venues that have been booked," the statement said.
It added Kelly "has not been invited by the Dubai royal family for a performance."
Kelly and his lawyer in Chicago could not be immediately reached for comment.
Kelly was charged on February 22 with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse for allegedly assaulting three underage girls and one adult woman, coming after the release of a documentary Surviving R. Kelly. He has denied ever abusing anyone.
In a court filing last week, Kelly's lawyer Steven A. Greenberg said the singer needed to raise money as "he has struggled of late to pay his child support and other child related expenses".
"Before he was arrested, Kelly had signed a contract to perform between 3-5 shows in Dubai, UAE, in April 2019," the court filing read.


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