Singer, R. Kelly has yet again been accused by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn of arranging to get a fake ID in order to marry singer Aaliyah when she was 15-year-old.
The federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York alleged that on the day before his wedding to Aaliyah, Kelly and others in his circle bribed a public official in Illinois to create a fake ID for “Jane Doe #1.”
According to court documents obtained by NBC, the singer was indicted Thursday on a new count of bribery stemming from an effort in 1994 to get the fake document.
NBC News disclosed that the unnamed person was R&B singer and actress Aaliyah, who Kelly, married in 1994 when he was 27. According to the official Illinois wedding certificate, it’s been concluded that Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001 at 18-year-old.
Kelly, who is accused of abusing women and girls for more than two decades, including kidnapping, forced labor and sending child pornography across state lines.
Defense attorney Douglas C. Anton, who is handling R. Kelly’s New York case, called the new bribery charge “an absolute absurdity, backed by more innuendo and baseless accusations.
The federal government has now gone all the way back to 1994 to add another charge to Kelly’s indictment. TMZ reports:
According to federal docs, obtained by TMZ, prosecutors say around Aug. 30, 1994 … Kelly and others paid money to a public official for “the creation of a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1.” The significant part of the allegation is the date.
To make matters worse, R. Kelly’s former tour manager Demetrius Smith participated in the “Surviving R Kelly” documentary and admitted to getting the fake ID for Jane For #1 who we all know was Aaliyah. The fake ID was used to marry the 15-year-old singer. It seems things from his dark past are catching up with him and now will play out in court.