R. Kelly‘s been taking L’s everywhere, from his career to his personal life. His most recent L came earlier this week after he failed to show up to court for a civil suit, resulting in a default judgment for Heather Williams, one of the women who’s accused him of sexual abuse. However, Kells isn’t going down without a fight apparently. According to reports, he’s demanding for a do-over in court due to his learning disability.
TMZ reports that R. Kelly’s legal team are demanding that they give Kells another shot at proving his innocence in court. The singer’s lawyers, Zaid Abdallah and Raed Shalabi, claimed that he was served with the civil suit while he was locked up in Cook County Jail for failure to pay child support and said he shouldn’t have been served there.
However, what’s even more interesting about their argument is that they’re leaning heavily on the fact that R. Kelly has a learning disability. The legal documents said Kells “suffers from a learning disability that adversely affects his ability to read,” adding, “in essence he cannot.”
Ultimately, they’re arguing that he couldn’t even read the legal papers to take the appropriate measures to defend himself.
His legal team also fires shots at the accuser’s lawyer, claiming they could’ve served the papers to Kelly’s criminal lawyer or brought them to his Trump Tower home. However, the accuser’s lawyer previously said security made it impossible to serve papers to his home. Kelly’s lawyers refute that claim.