The singer is in America for the sexual abuse of four women, including three minors.
The planned performance of singer R. Kelly on April 20 in The Box in Amsterdam is canceled. That is what concert organizer J. Noah Entertainment reports according to news agency ANP Monday. Concert-goers who bought a ticket get their money back.
A lawsuit is currently pending against Kelly in the United States. He is suspected of abusing four women, including three minors.
The organizer said that he wanted to cancel the concert earlier, but that this was not possible due to contractual reasons. “After the legal developments that have recently taken place regarding R. Kelly, this is now possible, his passport has been taken and because of this he can not let his tour take place. This gives us the opportunity to cancel the contract with R. Kelly “, says J. Noah Entertainment in a statement.
At the beginning of January, R. Kelly (52) again became discredited because of the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly . More than fifty women report that they were sexually abused by Kelly.
After the broadcast, prosecutors in the US states of Georgia and Illinois opened criminal investigations into the musician. In the wake of Surviving R. Kelly , the singer was put aside by his record label Sony .
At the end of February Kelly gave herself to the police in Chicago. If the singer is found guilty, a punishment of three to seven years hangs over him. Some of the cases for which R. Kelly has now been charged go back to 1998.