R. Kelly is taking the US government to court because he claims federal prison officials leaked his private information to an Internet blogger who aired a lot of his laundry.
The incarcerated singer just filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, a handful of Bureau of Prisons workers, and Tasha K all of whom, he claims, were in cahoots to publicize his private matters while he was in custody out in Chicago during his case there.
Kelly points the finger at three unnamed BOP officials at the prison he was being held at, alleging they accessed their internal system that documented what Kelly was doing within their walls including email correspondence, private calls, visitor logs, etc.
Kelly and his lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, believe the officials agreed with Tasha K to supply her with Kelly’s personal info, which he suspects might’ve been done for cash.
Tasha has already addressed these claims that Kelly publicly made well before this suit, and denied being mixed up in any illegal activity.
Kelly claims the info allowed Tasha who has a big YouTube following to publish unflattering pieces about R. Kelly, which he says has hurt his reputation, invaded his privacy and caused him undue emotional distress.
The U.S. government, R. Kelly says, was negligent in allowing its prison personnel to allegedly access and share this information and now he’s asking for major damages.
The claims Kelly is making date back to 2019 or so.
Since being convicted in his Chicago case, he has been moved to a federal facility in North Carolina where he’s serving his lengthy sentence.
Tasha K is the same woman Cardi B successfully sued for defamation.