Chicago inspectors find code violations at R. Kelly's studio
City inspectors from the Department of Buildings and the Chicago Fire Department enter from the back door alley entrance to the studio space for musician R. Kelly in Chicago on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Chicago building inspectors have found code violations at R. Kelly's recording studio, including evidence the industrial space was used as a residence. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:00AM EST
Chicago building inspectors have found code violations at R. Kelly's recording studio, including evidence the industrial space was used as a residence.
Building Department spokesman Gregg Cunningham says the agency will list the violations during a court hearing next week. He says the inspectors were looking at plumbing, electrical systems and carpentry.
Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenburg, says no one was living at the studio and it should not be surprising that it included places for sleeping or taking breaks.
Kelly has been hit in recent weeks with sexual misconduct allegations. The Lifetime documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly" recently drew fresh attention to the allegations and the .MeToo and .MuteRKelly movements have held protests outside the studio demanding promoters stop booking his concerts.
Greenburg says the inspectors didn't find anything supporting misconduct by Kelly.