R. KELLY: Two Lawyers Request to Withdraw

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R. Kelly’s lawyers want out.

Two of the lead attorneys representing the disgraced singer in his upcoming federal sex trafficking case in Brooklyn have requested to withdraw just two months before the trial’s start date.

WLS-TV reports that the documents, which were filed yesterday (Monday) have not yet been approved. The reason for their resignation seems related to clashes with other counsel representing Kelly.

“Our reasons for withdrawal are significant and it is impossible, in our belief, for us to be able to continue to properly represent Mr. Kelly under the current circumstances. They told TMZ, “We refused to try a case with lawyers who don’t have the appropriate level of experience and skill because that is not in the client’s best interest…It is a shame that lawyers can’t suppress their own egos or self interest and do or act in the client’s best interest.” The two Chicago-based attorneys also said that they “are willing to (serve) as effective stand-by counsel” if it’s deemed necessary by the

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