R. Kelly To Pay Victims $10.5 Million For Alleged Shooting Threat

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R. Kelly Returns To Court For Hearing On Sex Abuse Allegations
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 07: Singer R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Courthouse following his status hearing, in relation to the sex abuse allegations made against him, on May 07, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
According to the suit, the victims now suffer from PTSD and panic attacks.

Six women are to be awarded a total of around $10.5 million for alleged threats made against them by R. Kelly and his team. The individuals were looking to hold a screening of the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly in 2018, however, it was eventually called off due to the threats. According to the civil suit, the victims now struggle with PTSD as well as panic attacks as a result.

TMZ reports that Kelly and his former manager, Donnell Russell, had attempted to get the screening shut down for some time. They allegedly made various attempts, which even included threatening the victims legally. According to the outlet, however, those attempts didn't work. They then decided to take things up a notch, reportedly telling producers on the night of the screening that someone was "going to shoot up the place."

R. Kelly Victims Now Suffer PTSD, Panic Attacks

Singer R. Kelly (C) arrives for his court date at the Leighton Courthouse on March 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. R. Kelly appeared before a judge to request permission to travel to Dubai to perform in several concerts. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

The outlet also reports that the new judgment means each woman should be receiving somewhere between $1.1 million and $2.25 million. Unfortunately, Kelly has failed to properly pay his victims in the past, and whether or not he'll actually come up with the cash is unknown. Luckily, it was reported this week that a judge ordered for Kelly and Universal Music Group to hand over $500K in the artist's royalties in order to pay back his victims.

The news comes after the convicted sex offender got 20 years added to his prison sentence earlier this year. 19 of those years will be served concurrently with his 30 year sentence. He's serving time for various counts of sexual abuse. Earlier this summer, he accused the prison he's in of neglecting his medical needs, claiming he's "scared for [his] life." Keep an eye on HNHH for more updates on R. Kelly.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.