The verdict comes after two attorneys for the musician stepped down from the case, citing "ethical obligations."
R. Kelly has lost a lawsuit filed against a Georgia concert venue after failing to show up to a Chicago federal courtroom hearing last week.
The suit was filed last year by Kelly's management company, RSK Enterprises, claiming breach of contract against Georgia's Macon Coliseum-operator Comcast Spectacor over a concert in February 2017. The case alleged that Comcast Spectacor never wired Kelly $100,000 owed for a performance he delivered. The musician sought that amount plus damages.
According to Judge John Robert Blakey's May 15 filing to dismiss the case, which was first reported by Pitchfork, Kelly had already failed to appear at hearings on April 3 and May 8. The document also notes he had warned Kelly "that any future failures to appear may subject this case to a dismissal for want of prosecution."