R Kelly: Associate Admits to Setting Accuser's SUV on Fire to Silence Her

R Kelly: Associate Admits to Setting Accuser's SUV on Fire to Silence Her

- R. Kelly's associate Michael Williams has been found guilty of intimidation after burning an accuser's car

- The accuser, Azriel Clary, used to in a relationship with R. Kelly and Williams set her car on fire in Florida

- Michael Williams did this because he wanted to keep Clary quiet, pending R. Kelly's case in court

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One of R. Kelly's associates, Michael Williams has pleaded guilty to charges of intimidation. Williams has pleaded guilty to a charge of arson after he set the rented car of one of R. Kelly's ex-girlfriend, Azriel Clary on fire.

In return for tolerating the plea bargain, the indictment has consented to drop the witness's charges against him. He's currently looking at at least 60 months and a maximum of 71 months under government sentencing guidelines.

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Back in June 2020, Clary shared pictures of her burnt vehicle on social media at her home in Florida. The court found out that Williams used his phone to track Clary's location a few hours before he committed the arson.

R Kelly: Associate admits to setting accuser's SUV on fire to silence her
R Kelly's associate, Michael Williams has pleaded guilty to committing arson. Image: KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP
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Footage from cameras on the road showed that Williams made a trip from Georgia to Flordia on the day that the car was set alight, and his return trip to Georgia too.

According to court documents, Clary was not the only target that Williams had. A few days prior, Williams had googled "how do fertilizer bombs work".

Williams was charged alongside Donnell Russell and Richard Arline Jr. for these crimes last year. Like Williams, Arline pleaded guilty in February.

In other world celebrity news, Briefly News reported that Robert De Niro is struggling to keep up with his wife's expensive lifestyle. Legendary actor Robert De Niro's legal team has revealed the pressure and stress he is currently going through following his divorce from his ex-wife.

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According to Niro's lawyers, the actor is stressed and may develop health issues while trying to sponsor his estranged wife's lavish lifestyle.

His lawyer confirmed that the actor has been funding Grace Highwater's extravagant lifestyle, including her thirst for Stella McCartney clothing and diamond rings. Niro's lawyer confirmed on Friday, 16 April that the elderly actor is already a tax delinquent.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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