Doug Anton, an legal professional for Kelly, informed CNN that the singer’s authorized workforce had been suggested by the US Lawyer’s Workplace that the singer was on his mattress in his cell Tuesday at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Middle when one other inmate got here in and began to punch him. Guards on the federal facility stopped the assault nearly instantly, in response to Anton. Anton stated that Kelly didn’t maintain any accidents and that X-rays didn’t reveal any fractures. However Steve Greenberg, one other Kelly legal professional, stated on Twitter that his authorized workforce has acquired “conflicting experiences as to the extent of his accidents,” including that the workforce has not been given data from the jail or Kelly himself. Anton stated he had not talked to Kelly firsthand in regards to the alleged altercation.Kelly’s attorneys have stated his capability to speak with them has been severely restricted since coronavirus lockdowns restricted the flexibility for attorneys to make in-person visits.Emery Nelson, a spokesperson for the Bureau of Prisons, had no remark to CNN on whether or not Kelly was concerned in an altercation: “For privateness, security, and safety causes, we don’t touch upon a person inmate’s circumstances of confinement or medical standing,” Nelson stated.CNN has additionally reached out to the US Lawyer’s Workplace in Chicago for remark. The alleged incident comes every week earlier than considered one of Kelly’s attorneys, Tom Farinella, is about to argue for the singer to be launched from jail forward of his Brooklyn federal trial, which is scheduled to start on the finish of September. “This incident coupled with the coronavirus restrictions on the MCC reinforces the necessity for Mr. Kelly to be launched so he can help in his protection with counsel and put together for trial with out the worry that his private security is in danger,” Farinella stated in a press release to CNN. Kelly is going through fees in New York together with racketeering and violations of the Mann Act, which prohibits intercourse trafficking throughout state strains. He additionally faces federal fees of kid pornography and different crimes by the US Northern District of Illinois, the place he’s being held with out bail.Kelly has pleaded not responsible to all the fees and is awaiting trial.