R Kelly‘s lawyers have revealed that the singer has gained weight and lost money while awaiting trial for sex trafficking.
The federal trial is set to begin in earnest in New York City next week, with Kelly pleading not guilty to racketeering, bribery, coercion, enticement and sex trafficking. He has also denied all allegations of abuse.
During a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday (August 3) one of Kelly’s lawyers, told the court that the singer needs to be measured for new clothing after gaining weight in jail.
Jury selection is set to begin on Monday August 9. The judge has already ruled that the public and the media will be banned from the courtroom due to coronavirus restrictions.
Kelly is also facing multiple federal and state charges in Illinois and Minnesota, which he has pleaded not guilty to.