R. Kelly will get a redo on an abuse case because a judge ruled he's illiterate

R. Kelly.
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At least one of R. Kelly's abuse lawsuits seemed to be over — until now.

The R&B star is facing a number of criminal charges amid dozens of escalating allegations of sexual abuse spanning decades, which were notably recounted in the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly. He's also facing a civil lawsuit from one of those alleged victims, but lost it by default after he didn't show up in court a few weeks ago, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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