People have been keeping their eye out for R. Kelly’s upcoming trial, as he is facing ten counts of aggravated sexual abuse. With this said, a judge has issued it only fair that camera access will be allowed in the courtroom. The decision was made during a hearing that took place on Friday, where Cook County Associate Judge Lawrence Flood announced that he would allow cameras in the courtroom for all hearings pertaining to the singer. The next hearing will take place on March 22nd, so more information will most likely be uncovered then.
However, for those recording in the courtroom, there is one catch. Footage of R. Kelly’s accusers cannot be obtained unless they have permission to do so, as it would violate with any privacy laws in place.
The singer was not present for this decision on Friday, with his lawyer being there instead. R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the sexual abuse charges, but as more people keep coming up against him, it will be interesting to see how it will all play out.