R. Kelly Files Bombshell Lawsuit Against Tasha K & Prison Officials Over Leaked Info
R. Kelly tried to score a $1 million payout from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons before slamming the institution with a massive lawsuit, after his private information fell into the hands of an internet blogger, Tasha K.
The imprisoned singer tried to settle with the government after an internal investigation determined that BOP staffers pried into his emails, telephone calls, prison records and visitors’ logs, per Radar Online report.
Documents stated that some of the gathered information was leaked to blogger, Latasha Kebe, who goes by the moniker, Tasha K.
R. Kelly alleged that documents obtained by Special Agent Matt Loux of the Department of Justice’s IG’s office provided proof that about 60 Chicago Metropolitan Correction Center employees violated his privacy. The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer, who is serving 20 years in federal prison on child porn and enticement charges, believed that he could justify a large payout with evidence in hand, but his plan was ultimately rejected.
“Plaintiff promptly filed a notice of claim on November 14, 2022, and served his claim to the appropriate federal agency for administrative settlement under the FTCA (Federal Tort Claims Act) requesting $1,000,0000 or more,” the court documents stated.
“By letter dated June 15, 2023, Plaintiff’s claim was denied in writing by the North Central Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and such denial was sent by certified mail to the Plaintiff’s counsel.”
R. Kelly is seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit, which claims that he “suffered emotional distress because he did not feel at liberty to freely speak with his attorneys.”
The lawsuit stated — “Plaintiff spent sleepless nights distressed and confused how his private conversations had been leaked to the public and who was responsible for it.”
The lawsuit was filed in Illinois federal court.
Tasha K. denied all allegations of wrongdoing and claimed that she was sent an email tip by an anonymous source. The leaked info included details involving R. Kelly’s health issues, family problems and legal strategies regarding various pending criminal cases at the time.
R. Kelly was also hit with a 30-year sentence in New York, on sex trafficking and racketeering charges.
Lawsuit docs stated — “Agent Loux’s investigation showed that Unknown BOP Officer A had not only made unauthorized access to Plaintiff’s TruView records, but stole information from the records, downloaded information, and then divulged that information to YouTube blogger Defendant Kebe.”
The suit noted — “Defendant Kebe then revealed that stolen and sensitive information to the general public and to specific third parties including Jane Doe. On information and belief, Defendant Kebe and other unknown individuals bought the information from Defendant Unknown BOP Officer, Officer A.”
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