Sex offender R Kelly suing his jail for '$100million' for putting him on suicide watch | The Sun

JAILED sex-offending singer R Kelly is suing his prison for a reported $100million for putting him on suicide watch.

He says bosses imposed the measure after his 30-year sentencing on Wednesday despite knowing he was not at risk.

In a complaint filed at the Brooklyn federal court, Kelly, 55, claimed the Metropolitan Detention Center did so “solely for punitive measures” and as he was a “high profile” inmate.

Kelly claims the “harsh conditions” — believed to include wearing a paper-like smock — led to “severe mental distress”.

His lawyer Jennifer Bonjean wrote: “MDC Brooklyn is run like a gulag.”

The I Believe I Can Fly singer was jailed in New York for exploiting his stardom and wealth to abuse underage girls.


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