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