Prosecutors in Brooklyn are demanding that R. Kelly’s record labels shell out big bucks in order to fulfill the settlements owed to the singer’s victims.
According to court documents obtained by HipHopDX, a writ of continuing garnishment was filed on Thursday (June 1), which is usually filed by creditors, but in this case the government is acting on behalf of Kelly’s victims. They’re seeking to collect money owed from debtors, which in this case are the record labels.
“The outstanding balance on the aforesaid judgment is $504,289.73, including interest, as of June 1, 2023. Interest is continuing to accrue,” the documents filed against Sony Music Entertainment read.
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled in March that Heather Williams was entitled to access R. Kelly’s label fund, which was reportedly valued at $1.5 million in 2020 before property manager Midwest Commercial Funding won its own separate $3.5 million ruling against the disgraced singer over unpaid rent on a Chicago studio.
It isn’t clear what the worth of Kelly’s royalty fund is in 2023.