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Jury Gets R. Kelly’s Child Pornography and Trial-Fixing Case
September 15, 2022
Jurors began deliberating on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago, sorting through a month of evidence and arguments on charges accusing the singer of producing child pornography, enticing minors for sex and rigging his 2008 child porn trial. ... read more »
Woman Says it was Her, R. Kelly in Key Video at 2008 Trial 
August 22, 2022
A woman who has been central to R. Kelly's legal troubles for more than two decades testified Thursday that the R&B singer sexually abused her ``hundreds'' of times before she turned 18 and that it was her and Kelly in a videotape that was at the heart of his 2008 child pornography trial, at which he was acquitted.  ... read more »
R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Sex Trafficking Case
June 29, 2022
Disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for using his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were just children, in a systematic scheme that went on for decades. ... read more »
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There is No Time Limit for Justice
October 7, 2021
Justice means giving someone what he or she deserves. Finally, after facing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, payoffs to victims and unpopular acquittals singer R. Kelly was found guilty of racketeering and eight counts of sex trafficking in a Brooklyn federal courtroom. The jury found him guilty of being the ringleader in a decades-long criminal enterprise to recruit women and underage girls for sex. Allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with minors have swirled around R Kelly for years, especially after his illegal marriage to the R&B singer Aaliyah in 1994 when she was just fifteen. The term racketeering is usually associated with organized crime, referring to a group of individuals that attempt to extort, coerce or otherwise create some type of scheme or a racket. In the case of R Kelly, the court and prosecutors felt that his expansive entourage of staff and enablers around the musician constituted a criminal enterprise. ... read more »
Fallen R&B Superstar R. Kelly Found Guilty of Sex Crimes
September 30, 2021
A jury of seven men and five women in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, found Robert Sylvester Kelly, 54, guilty of all nine counts ... read more »
R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial
September 27, 2021
R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. ... read more »
R&B star R Kelly jurors summoned for sex trafficking trial
August 9, 2021
After several delays, the first phase of the sex trafficking trial of R&B hitmaker R. Kelly started Monday with jury selection in New York City. ... read more »
Left Out of MeToo: New Initiative Focuses on Black Survivors
May 25, 2021
It's been more than three years since the (hash)MeToo movement launched a culture-shifting conversation about sexual violence. But Tarana Burke, the activist who gave the movement its name, says concrete change has been incremental at best _ and especially for Black survivors. ... read more »
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Top National Stories of 2019
December 26, 2019
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April Trial Date Set in R. Kelly’s Federal Case in Chicago
September 4, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has set an April 27 trial date in R. Kelly’s federal case in Chicago that accuses the R&B star of child pornography and obstruction of justice. ... read more »
Lifetime to Follow Up on ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docu-series
July 23, 2019
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Lifetime is still invested in the R. Kelly case. The network announced Tuesday that it has ordered “Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath,” a four-part series that includes interviews with new survivors and experts on the case. ... read more »
Judge Orders R. Kelly Held in Jail Without Bond in Sex Case
July 19, 2019
"If he was attracted to middle school girls in 1999 then he's still attracted to middle school girls,'' Assistant U.S. Attorney Angel Krull told U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber. "That's who the defendant is and that, your honor, makes him a danger today.'' ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: R. Kelly Arrested in Chicago on Federal Sex Crime Charges
July 11, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — Singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago Thursday after he was indicted on 13 federal counts including sex crimes, a U.S. Attorney’s office spokesman said. ... read more »
UPDATE: R. Kelly Goes to Court, Judge Not Buying It, Judgment Withdrawn after R. Kelly’s Lawyers Say He Can’t Read
May 8, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge who ordered a default judgment against R. Kelly after the singer failed to respond to a lawsuit filed by one of his alleged victims now says the suit can proceed. ... read more »
SURVIVING R. KELLY: The Impact with Host Soledad O’Brien on May 4
May 1, 2019
R Kelly / Courtesy Photo Los Angeles, CA  – Following the debut of the record-breaking premiere of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly this past January, the network will debut a two-hour follow-up special,  ... read more »
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