R. Kelly’s onetime supervisor was sentenced Monday to a 12 months in federal jail for calling in a capturing risk that halted a screening of a damning documentary in regards to the R&B star.
The punishment gained’t add to the time ex-manager Donnell Russell is already set to serve for a distinct effort to squelch sexual abuse claims in opposition to Kelly.
Russell advised a Manhattan federal decide Monday that he had “made dangerous judgments” whereas briefly working with the Grammy-winning, multiplatinum-selling singer.
“I’m not a horrible individual,” Russell stated.
However prosecutors stated Russell additionally labored on one thing else: attempting to suppress the abuse allegations. He tried to intimidate no less than one accuser, threatened to sue over Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” sequence and finally phoned within the warning that shut down the documentary’s 2018 Manhattan premiere, in response to prosecutors.