R. Kelly Settles Lawsuit Against Club Promoters

Singer R. Kelly settled a lawsuit he filed against four club promoters for allegedly using his name without permission.

The terms of the settlement are expected to be finalized by June 8, according to a court document generated from a hearing Monday before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert L. Hess.

In the lawsuit, filed Aug. 15, Toi Crawford, Shane Mooney, Pierre Derosier and Mark Stennett, promoters at Sugar Night Club in Hollywood, were alleged to have committed violation of statutory right of publicity, common law of publicity, unfair competition law and false endorsement after they allegedly promoted an event to be hosted by Kelly.

Ads were distributed with Kelly's name to attract more people, according to the suit.

The R&B singer maintained that he knew nothing about the event and that he suffered irreparable harm and damage.

The 42-year-old, Chicago-born entertainer, who was widely rumored to have married the late R&B singer Aaliyah when she was 15, faced years of allegations of having sex with an underage girl. Those charges were eventually reduced to soliciting a minor for child pornography, and Kelly was acquitted June 13, 2008. 

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