Thomas Mesereau maybe already bigger than Johnnie Cochran himself. This is the same defence attorney you saw walk with Michael Jackson. Now, the word is, R. Kelly is calling on him to be on his team.
Mesereau has been involved in a lengthy trial out of Houston, and had been unable to lend his services, but he did in fact connect with Kelly on a FaceTime call within the last month. We’re told the two discussed the possibility of Mesereau joining the team, and the attorney told Kelly he would be interested in coming aboard.
Mesereau is no stranger to handling high-profile cases, as he was the lead attorney on Michael Jackson’s 2005 criminal trial in Santa Barbara County. MJ had been indicted with several crimes, including 4 counts of molesting a minor, 4 counts of intoxicating a minor to molest him, 1 count of attempted child molestation, 1 count of conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive, and conspiring to commit extortion and child abduction.
R. Kelly, who has already been charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse in Chicago, is staring down the barrel of two federal indictments as officials wrap up their investigation, including hearing testimony from multiple witnesses associated with the singer.