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R. Kelly Wants Herpes-Related Charges To Be Dropped In Federal Case — Claims It’s “Not An Acute, Bacterial Venereal Disease”

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R. Kelly Wants Herpes-Related Charges To Be Dropped In Federal Case

R.Kelly continues to fight for his freedom. The disgraced jailed singer is currently trying to get the herpes-related charges tossed in his federal case.

Kelly, real name Robert, filed new legal docs in the Eastern District of NY, obtained by TMZ, asking the court to toss out charges for knowingly exposing sexual partners to herpes.

The 54-year-old says the legislature didn’t include herpes in the law because it’s “Not An Acute, Bacterial Venereal Disease.”

R. Kelly Wants Herpes-Related Charges To Be Dropped In Federal Case

As it was previously reported, back in March 2020, prosecutors accused Kelly of exposing 2 people to an STD.

Those charges were added to his already lengthy list of federal charges for allegedly sexually exploiting underage girls and young women.

However, Kelly’s legal team claims herpes does not fall under the list of STDs including syphilis or gonorrhea — based on how the term has been defined by the New York State Dept. of Health and the World Health Organization, and because of that, they believed the herpes-related counts should be completely dismissed.



Kelly has a lot going on. In addition to this, the disgraced entertainer is preparing for his big criminal trial in Chicago, where he’s dealing with the recently added allegations that he groomed and molested a 17-year-old boy.

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