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R. Kelly calls alleged victims ''disgruntled groupies''

The singer is asking to be released before his pending trial.

via the Associated Press

According to a new report from TMZ, R. Kelly has filed legal documents and called his alleged victims "disgruntled groupies."

Elsewhere in the documents, Kelly asks a federal judge to release him before his pending trial. Kelly's lawyers argue that he doesn't present a threat and claim that the allegations made against their client are outrageous. While speaking on behalf of Kelly, his lawyers state that the "groupies sought out Robert's attention, even fought each other for it, voluntarily contacted him, came to his shows, pined to be with him."

In addition to that, R. Kelly's lawyers believe that the government is trying to paint a pattern of the singer being involved with underage females. The Trapped in the Closet singer's team argued that one of the alleged victims was not a minor and "wanted him so much that she alleges that she did not require or even request that a condom be used."

Kelly is currently facing 13 new federal charges including child pornography and obstruction of justice. The "Happy People" singer is facing a maximum prison sentence of 195 years in Chicago and a minimum of 10 years in New York.

Last week, Lifetime announced plans to release another explosive follow-up to "Surviving R. Kelly." The four-hour documentary, "Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath," will include interviews with those who claim to be new survivors. After hearing the allegations of the alleged victims, R. Kelly shared in an interview with Gayle King his thoughts on the matter.

"How stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past and what I've been through – oh right, now I just think I need to be monster, and hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement, and don't let them eat, don't let them out, unless they need some shoes down the street from their uncle!" Kelly said in response to the allegations made against him.

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