Things aren’t going too good for R. Kelly these days. After being hit with another lawsuit recently for sexual misconduct, the Chicago singer has now lost out on a possible $100,000 lawsuit after two of his lawyers withdrew from the case and failed to show up in a Chicago federal courtroom last week.
R. Kelly filed the lawsuit last year against a Georgia concert venue after failing to get paid for his performance. The suit was filed by Kelly’s management company, RSK Enterprises, claiming breach of contract against Georgia’s Macon Coliseum-operator Comcast Spectacor.
Kelly was reportedly “warned that any future failures to appear may subject this case to a dismissal for want of prosecution,” last week’s court minutes entry reads. “This case is hereby dismissed for want of prosecution. Any pending deadlines or hearings are stricken. Civil case terminated.”
Unfortunately for Kellz, his lawyers stepped down from this case back in April citing “ethical obligations” as their reasoning. So not only is he getting crushed in the tabloids (and rightfully so), but he can’t even win his lawsuit or collect what he’s owed.
TMZ has also learned that a woman named Faith Rodgers has filed a lawsuit against R. Kelly for sexual assault. Rodgers claims that she first met the singer after a performance in San Antonio in March 2017 when she was 19 years old. She alleges that their initial meeting led to Kelly flying her out to his show in New York City a couple months later.
The suit claims that Kelly “bombarded” her hotel room after that New York City show to initiate what she refers to as “abusive sex.” The two appear to have remained in contact with one another because court documents indicate that they ended up dating for about one year.
During their relationship, Rodgers alleges that Kelly would lock her in everything from rooms to studios to cars because she failed to fulfill his sexual desires. The singer’s female assistant would allegedly stand watch to make sure Faith never fled.
Rodgers also claims that she contracted herpes from Kelly. The singer is now being sued for sexual battery, failure to disclose an STD, and false imprisonment.