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Judge limits access to R. Kelly’s Chicago recording studio

January 22, 2019
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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. A judge says a Chicago warehouse that R. Kelly is renting can be used only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and only as a recording studio. The Chicago Sun-Times says the Cook County judge also prohibited use of the second floor Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, after building inspectors found faulty stairs. The ruling comes a week after Chicago building inspectors found code violations at the beleaguered R&B star's recording studio on the city's near West Side during a court-ordered inspection. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge says a Chicago warehouse that R. Kelly is renting can be used only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and only as a recording studio.

The Chicago Sun-Times says the Cook County judge also prohibited use of the second floor Tuesday, after building inspectors found faulty stairs.

The ruling comes a week after Chicago building inspectors found code violations at the R&B star’s recording studio on the city’s near West Side during a court-ordered inspection. Those violations included evidence the industrial space was used as a residence.

Kelly has come under fire after women featured on a Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” made new sexual misconduct allegations against the singer. Kelly has denied the allegations.

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