The Man Who Allegedly Attacked R.Kelly Steps Forward

A Latin King street gang member convicted of a racketeering conspiracy involving two 1999 northwest Indiana murders claimed in court records this week to be the detainee who assaulted R&B singer R. Kelly in Chicago’s federal jail last month.

In a handwritten six-page legal filing to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals titled, “The Government Made Me Attack R Kelly”, the attacker identified as Jeremiah Shane Farmer said he was forced to beat the Grammy-winning King of Pop-Soul behind the bars. The attack occurred at 9.45 am on August 26 and the legal document was filed on September 1.

“Farmer, with nowhere else to turn for legal help, was forced to assault hip-hop R&B singer Robert Kelly in hopes of getting spotlight attention and world news notice to shed the light on the government corruption,” the documents read, adding, “Due to the most blatant government corruption in Farmer’s case, and being in lockdown for R Kelly protest, I physically beat Mr Kelly in an attempt to shed media spotlight on Farmer’s case to prove government corruption and helping Farmer’s innocence to prevail.”