CNN reported that Kelly was placed in Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center on federal sexual abuse charges, attacked in August by Jeremiah Farmer, who repeatedly punched the singer.
The attack left Kelly with “significant physical and psychological injuries”, the filing said. His lawyers have not released the video.
A guard, identified by center officials as a “D”. Szyhowski, “Farmer ordered to stop beating Kelly and sprayed pepper spray to farmer, CNN reported, Bureau of Prison reports.
In their filing on Friday, Kelly’s lawyers wrote that the farmer “wandered a large distance within the MCC before implementing that act, without any protest.”
“An unresolved issue is whether the MCC personnel encouraged, and then allowed, to replace Mr. Kelly. This is a clear hearing quality.
Kelly is facing federal and state charges in Illinois, including child pornography and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and federal charges in New York, including inflammatory and sexual trafficking. He has pleaded not guilty on all charges.