Haven’t had an update on R. Kelly so here you go.
According to The Blast, R. Kelly is trying to get his herpes related charges dropped.
According to new legal documents, filed in the Eastern District of New York, R. Kelly is asking that the court throw out the charges for knowingly exposing his sexual partners to the sexually transmitted disease — claiming the legislature didn’t include it in the law because its “Not An Acute, Bacterial Venereal Disease.”
In the new filing, Kelly’s legal team points out that herpes does not fall under the umbrella of STDs including in the law, based on the definition under the New York State Department of Health and the World Health Organization. For the record, gonorrhea and syphilis are on the list. The lawyers continue explaining that Herpes is classified as a virus, not a bacterial venereal disease — which is what the law state — therefore he wants the charges dismissed.
Trying to use a technicality to get out of a charge isn’t a new thing but I would be surprised if it worked for him.
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