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R. Kelly To Hire Michael Jackson’s Defense Attorney?

<> at Skylight Clarkson Sq on July 14, 2015 in New York City.
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<> at Skylight Clarkson Sq on July 14, 2015 in New York City.

Michael Jackson and R. Kelly have been featured in programs earlier this year entitled “Leaving Neverland” and “Surviving R. Kelly”. Both shows created a frenzy of discussion online. Now it seems R. Kelly is seeking legal help from Michael Jackson’s team of lawyers in assisting his attorney. The singer’s attorney, Raed Shalabi, recently released a statement that shows interest in that direction.

Sources close to Kelly tell The Blast, he wants attorney Thomas Mesereau to join his criminal defense team. Mesereau was reportedly busy with other court issues, but has allegedly connected with Kelly on a FaceTime call within the last month. The interaction supposedly has led to R. Kelly being told that Mesereau would be interested in coming aboard.

Kelly, who has already been charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse in Chicago, is faced with the possibility of two federal indictments as officials wrap up their investigation, including hearing testimony from multiple witnesses associated with the singer.