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R. Kelly Hires Lawyer Who Got Bill Cosby Out Of Jail In The Hopes Of Getting Sex Trafficking Conviction Thrown Out: Report

r kelly hires bill cosbys lawyer to get sex trafficking conviction thrown out

Oct. 29 2021, Published 12:54 p.m. ET

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R. Kelly is reportedly pulling out all the stops to get out of prison, including a new lawyer.

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According to court documents obtained by Radar, the once-loved R&B singer brought on BIll Cosby’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, earlier this week in an attempt to get his conviction overturned.

Last month, a court found the disgraced music artist to be guilty of nine counts of racketeering and sex-trafficking charges.

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The 54-year-old’s decision to hire Bonjean is likely not random, considering she is the lawyer responsible for getting Cosby out of jail following his 2018 conviction for indecent sexual assault.

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The stand-up comedian, 83 — who has been accused of rape by multiple women — was released from jail over the summer after a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled to free him due to “a procedural issue that is relevant to the facts of this crime.”

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Now, Kelly has hired Bonjean to file an appeal for his own conviction, according to the newly released documents.

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The attorney requested a 60-day extension to get up to speed on the case, claiming “until this week she was unable to conduct even a cursory review of the trial record on account of other professional obligations.”

It is unclear whether or not Bonjean will be able to overturn the guilty verdict, although a spokesman for Cosby thinks it is highly likely.

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Andrew Wyatt, recently told TMZ that the comic believes Kelly was wrongfully convicted, claiming, “The guy was railroaded,” as a result of systemic racism.

“I see R. Kelly having a strong case for appeal,” Wyatt told the outlet. “When he gets to the highest court in the land, I think we’ll see a conviction overturned.”

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Wyatt’s comments on behalf of Cosby infuriated one of Kelly’s victims, Faith Rodger, who testified against the artist in the federal trial.

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Rodgers, who has claimed that the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer threatened to publish pornographic photos and videos of her, called the comments “beyond insulting” to all of Kelly’s victims.

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As OK! previously reported, another victim and former girlfriend to Kelly, Azriel Clary, recently admitted that she “lied about everything” regarding the abuse she experienced from Kelly in order to protect him.

“I was lost and felt invisible,” she said. “I gave someone control over me to basically make me do whatever it was they said they wanted me to do and act how they wanted me to act.”

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