R. Kelly’s Ex-Tour Manager
Of course, I’m Going To Testify …
But I You should not Want Him To Go To Jail
12/nine/2019 1:00 AM PT
R. Kelly‘s former tour manager,Demetrius Smith, will testify on the singer’s relationship toAaliyahin just one of his federal trials … but he does not want to see Kelly thrown in prison.
Demetrius claims he bought a phony ID for Aaliyah back in 1994, when she was only 15, so she would be in a position to marry Kelly … but he tells us he isn’t going to want that to be the purpose Kelly will get convicted.
As we very first noted … prosecutors say the pretend ID purchase constitutes bribery, and they’veincluded the allegationto the racketeering demand towards Kelly in the Japanese District of New York.
The way Demetrius sees it, Aaliyah’s mother and father have known about the allegation for above a decade — Smith wrote about it inhis e bookand spoke out about it in “Surviving R. Kelly” — and they made their peace with it and moved on … so he desires other individuals to do the exact.
Demetrius also suggests he hates to see Aaliyah’s identify acquiring dragged into Kelly’s case all these a long time right after her tragic demise … and he thinks prosecutors are just striving to lock Kelly up devoid of hunting at the even larger image.
Alternatively of a jail sentence, Demetrius thinks Kelly requirements to get psychological aid.