R. Kelly Removed From Suicide Watch

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R. Kelly was removed from suicide watch by the Metropolitan Detention Center of Brooklyn yesterday.

He was removed days after he sued the facility for placing him under the watch. Kelly’s lawyers filed a lawsuit and temporary restraining order against the Brooklyn facility and its warden, Heriberto Tellez.

The attorneys accused the prison of having a “policy of punishing high profile inmates by placing them under the harsh conditions of suicide watch even though they are not suicidal.” The attorneys said Kelly was seeking “compensatory damages for all emotional distress, humiliation, pain and suffering, and other harm in an amount to be determined at trial.”

The disgraced singer was placed on suicide watch after being sentenced to 30 years in jail.

“The public has to be protected from behaviours like this,” the judge said during the sentencing. “These crimes were calculated and carefully planned and regularly executed for almost 25 years. You taught them that love is enslavement and violence.”

Kelly must now face trial in Chicago.

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