Here is the story:
Doug Anton, an attorney for Kelly, told CNN that the singer's legal team had been advised by the US Attorney's Office that the singer was on his bed in his cell Tuesday at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center when another inmate came in and started to punch him.
Guards at the federal facility stopped the assault almost immediately, according to Anton. Anton said that R. Kelly did not sustain any injuries and that X-rays did not reveal any fractures.
But Steve Greenberg, another Kelly attorney, said on Twitter that his legal team has received "conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries," adding that the team has not been given information from the jail or Kelly himself.
R. Kelly's attorneys have said his ability to communicate with them has been severely restricted since coronavirus lockdowns limited the ability for attorneys to make in-person visits. On Friday, Anton told CNN Kelly had been moved to solitary confinement at the Special Housing Unit for his own protection.
Emery Nelson, a Bureau of Prisons spokesman, had no comment to CNN on whether Kelly was involved in an altercation: "For privacy, safety, and security reasons, we do not comment on an individual inmate's conditions of confinement or medical status," Nelson said.
The alleged incident comes a week before one of Kelly's attorneys, Tom Farinella, is set to argue for the singer to be released from prison ahead of his Brooklyn federal trial, which is scheduled to begin at the end of September.
So now the Feds are saying this! Is that why he has been moved instead of being released. You decide. Lets me hear your thoughts below!