R. Kelly was expected at Cook County Circuit Court this week but failed to show up. As a result, the embattled R&B singer lost the civil lawsuit by default, according to The Chicago Tribune.Kelly was reportedly served a court summons but never appeared in court. This led a Cook County judge to issue a default judgment in the case yesterday, April 23. According to records viewed by Pitchfork, the plaintiff is suing Kelly for $50,000 and a new court date of May 8 has been set to determine next steps in the suit.
Kelly is currently facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four different alleged victims, three of whom were underage when the alleged abuse occurred.
The woman, who is identified as H.W. in the court docs, is one of the 10 women in the middle of the pending charges.