An R. Kelly fan who has been posting movies concerning the disgraced singer’s ongoing prison trial was arrested by Chicago police Thursday after one other accused her of assault — an allegation she flatly denied.
Sylvia Parks Tumusiime, 55, of Covington, Georgia, was charged with one misdemeanor depend of battery, in accordance with Chicago police.
In an interview with the Tribune, Tumusiime strenuously denied ever hitting the girl, saying the accusation was a lie borne out of jealousy: “I used to be nowhere close to her,” she stated.
In keeping with police, the alleged sufferer, a 45-year-old lady, reported she had been assaulted by a girl she is aware of about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday within the 100 block of North State Road. The sufferer stated she was strolling again to her parked car when Tumusiime approached and struck her on the left facet of the face. The sufferer declined therapy on the scene, in accordance with police.
About 7:30 a.m. Thursday, the sufferer contacted police, saying she noticed her assailant exterior the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse within the 200 block of South Dearborn Road, the place Kelly’s trial was about to get underway for the day.
“Officers responded, at which period the offender was positioned into custody,” police stated in a press release to the Tribune.
Tumusiime is a well known vlogger who posts commentary on Kelly’s case underneath the YouTube moniker “Notorious Sylvia.” She couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
The girl who made the assault report, in the meantime, has additionally been posting video updates of the proceedings. She was ticketed with a misdemeanor on Thursday morning for failing to stick to the courthouse’s indicators limiting use of recording units.
The incident was one in all a number of the place attendees of Kelly’s trial on youngster pornography and obstruction fees have been accused of misbehavior.
At the least two attendees of the Kelly trial have been issued tickets for failing to observe courthouse guidelines because the case started final month, in accordance with the U.S. Marshals Service.
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Tumusiime informed the Tribune her accuser had referred to as her names and threatened her on the courthouse final week. Tumusiime informed safety officers, who she stated informed her the girl can be banned. The girl was allowed again into the courthouse this week, Tumusiime stated.
When Tumusiime got here to the courthouse Thursday morning, a good friend informed her there have been police vehicles downstairs ready for her, she stated.
“That’s after I got here out and a police officer informed me she stated I had slapped her,” she stated. “… And I felt it was unfair as a result of (they) took her phrase. No one verified something, no person investigated something.”
After being launched on a recognizance bond, Tumusiime returned to the courthouse to view testimony Thursday afternoon.
“I simply needed to point out her I’m not defeated,” she stated. “I’m not defeated in any respect.”