A woman who accused legendary singer, R. Kelly of sexual assault has won a civil lawsuit against the singer.
Report has it that the woman in question had accused the singer of sexually assaulting her when she was a child in 1990s.
According to the Sun-Times the presiding judge of the court where she had filed the lawsuit issued a default judgment after the singer failed to appear at the Cook County court to face the charges.
The woman’s legal team had claimed that R. Kelly and his lawyers failed to appear in the court since the suit was filed in late February.
The lawsuit was filed against the singer shortly after Kelly was arrested on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
The plaintiff’s attorneys wrote in their motion for default judgment, “Robert Sylvester Kelly has failed and refused to file an appearance or answer to the Complaint even though [he is] required to do so,”
However, R. Kelly’s criminal defense attorney, Steve Greenberg stated that he was not involved with the civil case.
Also, Kelly’s publicist told the news outlet that Kelly’s team simply doesn’t care about the complaint: “The lawsuit means nothing to us,” Darrell Johnson said.
The accuser who is seeking $50,000 in damages is expected to appear in court next month to detail the alleged abuse.
The judge will determine how much the accuser will be paid by R. Kelly.
BY SHAMSIYA BARA’U AHMED