R. Kelly Trial Judge to Allow Jurors Who Saw Surviving R. Kelly

The judge in R. Kelly‘s Chicago sexual crimes trial has reportedly shot down the embattled singer’s attempt to exclude any jurors who have seen the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries.

On Monday (Aug. 15), jury selection began for R. Kelly‘s upcoming trial at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago as he faces more sexual crimes in his home state. Prior to questioning jurors, Judge Harry D. Leinenweber reportedly denied Kelly’s attorney Jennifer Bonjean’s motion to omit anyone who saw the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries that aired on Lifetime in 2019, according to local Chicago news outlet NBC 5.

In court documents filed on Aug. 14, Bonjean challenged that jurors could be tainted by

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