R. Kelly‘s finances appear to be down the drain as he is now seeking donations so that he could retain Michael Jackson’s lawyer, Tom Mesereau.
Mesereau was able to get Jackson an acquittal on child molestation charges in 2005. The only problem is, Kelly is short on funds and is reportedly asking for assistance from his friends in the industry to help foot the bill.
Kelly has an uphill legal battle ahead of him no matter who represents him. The singer remains behind bars after being denied bail in his federal sex crimes case where he is charged with 13 counts, including child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice.
Kelly pleaded not guilty to the charges. He also faces 11 felonies in Illinois related to sexual assault and abuse. The 52-year-old entertainer has maintained his innocence.