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R. Kelly Sued by Ex-Employee

R. Kelly
R. Kelly

R&B star R. Kelly has been slapped with a federal lawsuit from a former employee over allegations of unpaid wages. The hit-maker is accused of failing to adequately compensate Anthony Navarro for overtime hours he racked up in 2007, while Kelly was on tour.

In his legal papers, filed in an Illinois court, Navarro claims he and his fellow workers were sometimes forced to work more than 80 hours a week to help with a large-scale concert tour and studio opearations. They were reportedly contracted to be paid time-and-a-half for the additional hours but Navarro alleges he was only paid at the normal rate.

He has also named Kelly's production company, Bass Productions Ltd., in the lawsuit and has cited the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law in his court filing. He is seeking undisclosed damages and court cost