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Report: R. Kelly Hit With Foreclosure Lawsuit On South Suburban House

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Singer R. Kelly waves to fans June 13, 2008 as he leaves the courthouse after being acquitted on 14 counts of child pornography. (Credit: CBS)

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OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (CBS) — R&B star R. Kelly is being hit with a $2.9 million foreclosure lawsuit on his house in south suburban Olympia Fields, according to a Tuesday report.

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported Tuesday that Kelly has not made a monthly mortgage payment since June of last year on the mansion, located on Maros Lane. Thus, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. filed a foreclosure complaint in the Chancery Division of Cook County Circuit Court last month, Crain’s reported.

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The house and its gated estate were constructed for Kelly 11 years ago. The house is 11,140 square feet, and features six full bathrooms, seven half-baths, and a four-car garage, Crain’s reported.

The R&B star, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, recently made entertainment headlines for making remixes of several current hits, including Britney Spears’ hit “Till the World Ends,” and Mariah Carey’s “Betcha Gon’ Now.” He has also been on a tour in conjunction with his recent album “Love Letter.”

But Kelly has also been dogged by a new scandal. Last month, his former manager Jeff Kwatinetz sued him for $1 million, on the grounds that Kelly used Kwatinetz’s commission to settle sexual misconduct allegations, TMZ reported.

Kelly was acquitted in 2008 of child pornography charges, after being accused of videotaping himself having sex with and urinating on an underage girl. The case took six years to go to trial.

Prosecutors said the video was shot in Kelly’s mansion at 1010 W. George St. in the South Lakeview neighborhood. That house went on the market for $3.89 million in 2010.

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