Choose permits courtroom cameras in R. Kelly case

CHICAGO — A choose says cameras will probably be allowed within the courtroom throughout R. Kelly‘s sexual abuse trial and pretrial hearings.

Prepare dinner County Affiliate Choose Lawrence Flood stated throughout a quick listening to Friday that cameras will probably be allowed going ahead, together with on the subsequent listening to on March 22. He says pictures and video of accusers gained’t be allowed with out their consent, and that two have already expressed that they don’t give their consent.

The Grammy-winning R&B singer didn’t attend the listening to, however his lawyer did.

Kelly is charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

One other choose in the identical courthouse has but to determine if he’ll enable cameras in courtroom in “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s case.

Cameras have been allowed in courtroom through the trial of Jason Van Dyke, a white former Chicago police officer convicted within the capturing loss of life of black teenager Laquan McDonald.