R. Kelly’s Accomplices Are Arrested For Trying To Bribe His Accusers

The charges just do not stop! 3 of R.Kelly’s accomplices have joined him behind bars. While R. Kelly was inches cell, 3 of his accomplices were out wreaking havoc. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn  announced the arrest of people who were attempting to “silence women through harassment,” according to The New York Times.

“On Wednesday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn announced the arrests of three people — Donnell Russell, Michael Williams and Richard Arline, Jr. — who were charged in separate schemes to threaten and bribe Mr. Kelly’s accusers, including the burning of the car.”This is in connection to an incident that occurred on June 20th that Williams is allegedly responsible for. One of the alleged accusers who would possibly testify against R. Kelly found her car on fire.

It was also stated that the men had  discussions of bribes as well as threats to reveal sexually explicit photographs of one woman, according to the New York Times.


Arline is accused of offering a $500,000 payment to a victim to keep her from cooperating with the government, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

During a recorded call, he also said he had been communicating with R. Kelly, while he had been in jail.

“If I had a way to talk to Rob (Kelly), being next to him and telling him what’s going on, without nobody listening to, no feds, nobody, he gonna pay her . . . off to be quiet,” adding she “got too much. She got too much.”

Russell allegedly “threatened to reveal sexually explicit photos of her and to publicly reveal her sexual history if she did not end her lawsuit.” Using an alias, he also allegedly created a Facebook page called “Surviving Lies” — a play on the title of the documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” — and posted screen shots of text messages between Kelly and the victim.

Russell and Arline are friends of R.Kelly, and  Williams is related to the singer’s  former publicist, according to prosecutors.