.Kelly decided to officially cut ties with his original Chicago legal team and has opted to enlist Bill Cosby’s attorney. Cosby’s attorney Jennifer Bonjean successfully appealed The Cosby Show actor’s sexual assault conviction in 2018, so Kelly is hoping for the same in his sexual abuse case.
During a telephone conference Wednesday morning, Kelly said he wanted Jennifer Bonjean to represent him in the Chicago chase, set for a jury trial in August. The singer is currently awaiting sentencing in Brooklyn for his racketeering conviction in New York last year. Bonjean confirmed their legal relationship through a tweet, “Just filed an appearance in Mr. Kelly’s case pending in the Northern District of Illinois. His trial date is set for August 1, 2022.”