Judge Orders That R Kelly Royalties Must Go To His Victims
A judge has ruled that the $500,000 in royalties that Universal Music Group is holding for R. Kelly must be paid to his victims. The order by U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly, in Brooklyn, says Kelly’s outstanding restitution balance is $506,950.26 — and Universal is currently sitting on $567,444.19. The same judge previously ordered Kelly to surrender almost $28,000 in his prison inmate account and apply it to his unpaid fines. The disgraced singer is currently in a North Carolina prison serving a 20 to 30-year sentence for racketeering, sexual exploitation of minors, and child pornography.