R. Kelly, the disgraced R&B singer, has filed a lawsuit against US federal prison officials for disclosing some of his private information to an Internet blogger.
The imprisoned musician filed a complaint against the United States government, a handful of Bureau of Prisons employees, and blogger Tasha K, alleging that they conspired to publicize his private problems while he was in custody in Chicago during his case there.
He alleged that three anonymous BOP officials at the jail where he was being kept accessed the internal system that logged everything he did within their gates, including email communication, private calls, visitor records, and so on.
Kelly and his lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, believe the officials had a deal with Tasha K to provide her with Kelly’s personal information in exchange for money.
The artist claimed that the material obtained by Tasha, who has a large YouTube following, harmed his reputation, invaded his privacy, and caused him severe mental anguish.
He further claimed that the United States government was irresponsible in enabling its jail personnel to purportedly access and disseminate this information, and he is seeking significant monetary damages.
Tasha has already addressed these claims, which Kelly publicly made well before this suit, and denied being mixed up in any illegal activity.
The claims Kelly is making here date back to 2019. 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 on the other hand, is the same woman Cardi B successfully sued for defamation.