Lawyers for convicted predator R Kelly have sued the Brooklyn jail where he is being held after being sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking and abusing young girls.
The disgraced R&B star was ‘illegally placed’ him on suicide watch on Friday at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, his atttorney Jennifer Bonjean wrote in a statement on Twitter.
‘R. Kelly is not suicidal. He was in fine spirits after his sentencing hearing and ready to fight this appeal,’ Bonjean added.
Bonjean said she believed the 55-year-old was put under suicide watch for ‘punitive reasons,’ she told Fox News prior to the filing of the legal challenge.
‘Mr. Kelly was placed on suicide watch for purely punitive reasons in violation of his Eighth Amendment rights,’ she said. ‘MDC has a…
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