Read Between The Lies: R. Kelly’s Lawyers Claim He Lost Sexual Assault Civil Lawsuit Because He Can’t Read

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R. Kelly’s Lawyers Claim He Missed His Civil Court Case Because He Doesn’t Know How To Read

According to TMZ, R. Kelly’s legal team is fighting a default judgment granted to one of his alleged victims because the R&B legend can’t really read.

Earlier this week, Kelly lost a civil lawsuit in which he was accused of sexually abusing an underage girl in the late 1990s. The 52-year-old singer failed to respond to appear in court & respond to the lawsuit, which led a Cook County judge to issue a default judgment for the plaintiff.

Zaid Abdallah and Raed Shalabi, are now claiming the singer’s “learning disability” prevented him from reading the court documents and taking proper action.

“[Kelly] suffers from a learning disability that adversely affects his ability to read,” legal documents state, “… in essence he cannot.”

A damages hearing for the case will take place on May 8. Kelly’s attorneys are asking that the default judgment be set aside so that they can fight the plaintiff’s claims.

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