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R. Kelly Found Guilty

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After more than 25 years of accusations and a New York federal court trial that lasted seven weeks, R&B singer R. Kelly has been found guilty of charges including sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, racketeering and sex trafficking involving five victims. Kelly faces a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison.

Kelly sat absolutely still as the foreperson gave the jury's verdict to Judge Ann Donnelly.


There were fourteen underlying acts associated with the racketeering charge. The jury found that the government had proven twelve of those acts, involving five victims: the singer Aaliyah as well as women named Stephanie, Jerhonda Pace, Jane and Stephanie. Three acts associated with an alleged victim named Sonja were not proven. (Most alleged victims went by their first names or pseudonyms.) The government needed proof of only two of the racketeering acts for a guilty charge.


Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York successfully proved to a jury of seven men and five women that Kelly had been the head of a criminal enterprise, whose purpose was to lure girls, boys and women to the R&B singer for his sexual gratification.


On top of awaiting sentencing in this New York case, Kelly will face a second federal trial on charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice in Illinois. Some of those accusations are related to a 2008 child pornography trial in Chicago, in which he was acquitted of all charges.


Additionally, Kelly faces outstanding criminal charges in both Cook County, Ill., where he was indicted by the state attorney in Feb. 2019 for aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims (three of them minors), and in Minnesota, where Mr. Kelly was charged in Aug. 2019 with engaging in prostitution with a minor.



Sentencing in New York is scheduled for May 4.



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Reply #1 posted 09/27/21 1:47pm

Superstition

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Sad day for music, not so much so for R. Kelly personally. A talented guy who’s ego and issues have done him in, and he may die in prison for it.

It’s hard to believe that in 2001/2002, many people thought the whole thing was “funny” or it was just a case of groupies with fake IDs. They were selling the tape on sidewalks in Chicago.

Two decades later and nobody is laughing. What’s sad is that he added many more victims to his list until he was arrested. Arrests, a public sex tape, a trial… he made it through all of it, but the only lesson he learned was that he was invisible. Until now, he was his own worst enemy.
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Reply #2 posted 09/27/21 1:54pm

wilmer

R. Kelly provided so much music that make up the soundtrack of my younger years, but God knows he's going where he deserves. A sad situation.
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Reply #3 posted 09/27/21 2:01pm

SoulAlive

Good! Now they will finally lock him up and he will pay for his crimes.It's long overdue.

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Reply #4 posted 09/27/21 2:02pm

alphastreet

Yes I also enjoyed his music back in the day, not at all anymore. What a shame he went down this path
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Reply #5 posted 09/27/21 2:34pm

SPYZFAN1

What SoulAlive said.

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Reply #6 posted 09/28/21 7:34am

CoolMF

The sampling of evidence on yesterday was shocking and appalling. I can no longer apply the term "genius" or even acknowledge the talent level of someone that was so thoroghly cruel to young women.

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Reply #7 posted 09/28/21 7:52am

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I'm one of those people who never lets a person's personal life impact my enjoyment of their work. That said, I never liked R Kelly's music anyway. And I'm glad he's now getting what he deserves.
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Reply #8 posted 09/28/21 9:30am

nayroo2002

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i believe he should fryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #9 posted 09/28/21 11:00am

Doalwa

Imma let y‘all finish but Ignition (Remix) is still the greatest pop song of the past 25 years!!!!
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Reply #10 posted 09/28/21 1:30pm

purplepolitici
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^ Don't know about that, but dude definitely had classics (for himself n others). Used to be a big fan. Y he stupid? disbelief
For all time I am with you, you are with me.
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Reply #11 posted 09/29/21 3:57am

MotownSubdivis
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He's dodged the bullet for this long and it finally caught up to him. The dude will always be a seminal figure in music but justice is finally being served.
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Reply #12 posted 09/29/21 10:53am

RODSERLING

A city of justice, a city of love...
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Reply #13 posted 09/29/21 1:26pm

phunkdaddy

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This arrogant turd been long overdue. I still amazed at the amount of BLACK PEOPLE on Social Media trying to defend him. They want to defect blame at everyone but the person most responsible R. Kelly himself. disbelief

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Reply #14 posted 09/30/21 7:58pm

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Superstition said:

Sad day for music, not so much so for R. Kelly personally. A talented guy who’s ego and issues have done him in, and he may die in prison for it.

It’s hard to believe that in 2001/2002, many people thought the whole thing was “funny” or it was just a case of groupies with fake IDs. They were selling the tape on sidewalks in Chicago.

Two decades later and nobody is laughing. What’s sad is that he added many more victims to his list until he was arrested. Arrests, a public sex tape, a trial… he made it through all of it, but the only lesson he learned was that he was invisible. Until now, he was his own worst enemy.
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I was stationed in Chicago in 2001 thru 2004. I recall the girl that worked in the same building with me had a copy of that infamous video of R.Kelly and some girl. There was this one pic circulating around that looked like R.Kelly with his face in some girls butt.

I was never a Kelly fan but that darn Chocolate Factory was banging!
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Reply #15 posted 09/30/21 8:10pm

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If he's guilty of these acts he should get some serious time but I can't help but wonder if R.Kelly was still at the height of his fame would this outcome had been the same ?
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Reply #16 posted 10/01/21 6:22am

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phunkdaddy said:

This arrogant turd been long overdue. I still amazed at the amount of BLACK PEOPLE on Social Media trying to defend him. They want to defect blame at everyone but the person most responsible R. Kelly himself. disbelief

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Like THAT classic episode of The Boondocks, Season 1. nod

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Reply #17 posted 10/01/21 6:29am

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And lets not forget fellow orgers that Robert Kelly was also a victim of sexual abuse. One of his mother's female friend molested him. disbelief

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THAT is exactly how the cycle began.

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Reply #18 posted 10/01/21 8:43am

2freaky4church
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music video mv GIF by Lady Gaga

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #19 posted 10/01/21 11:16am

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From what I understand he's not going to jail for the sex crimes but other criminal activity. There are still charges pending in other states, it ain't over.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #20 posted 10/01/21 12:30pm

purplethunder3
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No surprise here...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #21 posted 10/01/21 10:04pm

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TonyVanDam said:

And lets not forget fellow orgers that Robert Kelly was also a victim of sexual abuse. One of his mother's female friend molested him. disbelief

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THAT is exactly how the cycle began.

I've seen where females are disappointed other females are making excuses for him.

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Reply #22 posted 10/02/21 5:14am

gandorb

Justice is served. The evidence was horrific and compelling. It will only hurt the BLM cause if people pick this example as proof of racial injustice. Instead, it will turn more people off from understanding or believing real examples of systemic racism.

If as another post indicated that he was the victim of sexual abuse as well, then it is a shame that he never sought the help he obviously needed and kept on victimizing others. Yes, he may had been worried that the word might get out that he was being treated, but with his bank account he surely could of kept it to a very small circle of people in the know. In fact, it turned out way riskier and damaging that he did not get treatment.

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Reply #23 posted 10/02/21 9:42am

RODSERLING

Accusators claiming they were raped for like 5 years because they wanted a career. 5 years is a relationship, not a casual rape.
Sounds like the Weinstein trial.

Some accusators here are as unhealthy as him. They were all willing to have sex with R Kelly from the start, even if they were underaged, which is disgusting.
They were interested in R Kelly because he had fame and money.

If they had the career R Kelly promised them, they wouldn't have accused this weirdo of anything.
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Reply #24 posted 10/02/21 10:58am

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RODSERLING said:

Accusators claiming they were raped for like 5 years because they wanted a career. 5 years is a relationship, not a casual rape.
Sounds like the Weinstein trial.

Some accusators here are as unhealthy as him. They were all willing to have sex with R Kelly from the start, even if they were underaged, which is disgusting.
They were interested in R Kelly because he had fame and money.

If they had the career R Kelly promised them, they wouldn't have accused this weirdo of anything.

What do their problems have to do with how he conducted himself?

The last I heard was one is responsible for the deeds in their own body. This excusing extremely gross behavior because the other person has a problem is an anvil around the neck of progression. Allowing waste to have a seat at the table hogging up everything and turning everything foul. There a reason you remove rotted apples away from the good ones. We keep acting like talent and success can only be for the rotted.
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Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #25 posted 10/02/21 1:19pm

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gandorb said:

Justice is served. The evidence was horrific and compelling. It will only hurt the BLM cause if people pick this example as proof of racial injustice. Instead, it will turn more people off from understanding or believing real examples of systemic racism.

If as another post indicated that he was the victim of sexual abuse as well, then it is a shame that he never sought the help he obviously needed and kept on victimizing others. Yes, he may had been worried that the word might get out that he was being treated, but with his bank account he surely could of kept it to a very small circle of people in the know. In fact, it turned out way riskier and damaging that he did not get treatment.

Like I said some of them are making excuses for this turd's behavior. Sure if there were enablers

that help cover up some of his dirt they should be held responsible too but to try to turn this into

racial injustice and bring up Weinstein, Elvis{who has been dead since I was in Elementary school), Woody Allen, and Jerry Lee Lewis into the discussion is ridiculous. I haven't heard of or know of any whites excusing Weinstein's behavior. When people try to excuse Kelly's behavior it seems more like they are being fans blinded by the truth. It's bad that he was molested as a child but it didn't seem to affect him while he was making millions and abusing young black girls. disbelief

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #26 posted 10/02/21 2:38pm

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There is no excuse to inflict on other people what was inflicted on you...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #27 posted 10/02/21 5:37pm

alphastreet

purplethunder3121 said:

There is no excuse to inflict on other people what was inflicted on you...



Exactly this
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Reply #28 posted 10/02/21 6:51pm

RODSERLING

It's a statistic cold fact that rapists were also mostly a former victim in their childhood.
So it's not extraordinary.

What is, is that he doesn't know how to write and read.
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Reply #29 posted 10/02/21 7:22pm

MotownSubdivis
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phunkdaddy said:



gandorb said:


Justice is served. The evidence was horrific and compelling. It will only hurt the BLM cause if people pick this example as proof of racial injustice. Instead, it will turn more people off from understanding or believing real examples of systemic racism.


If as another post indicated that he was the victim of sexual abuse as well, then it is a shame that he never sought the help he obviously needed and kept on victimizing others. Yes, he may had been worried that the word might get out that he was being treated, but with his bank account he surely could of kept it to a very small circle of people in the know. In fact, it turned out way riskier and damaging that he did not get treatment.




Like I said some of them are making excuses for this turd's behavior. Sure if there were enablers


that help cover up some of his dirt they should be held responsible too but to try to turn this into


racial injustice and bring up Weinstein, Elvis{who has been dead since I was in Elementary school), Woody Allen, and Jerry Lee Lewis into the discussion is ridiculous. I haven't heard of or know of any whites excusing Weinstein's behavior. When people try to excuse Kelly's behavior it seems more like they are being fans blinded by the truth. It's bad that he was molested as a child but it didn't seem to affect him while he was making millions and abusing young black girls. disbelief

The only racial thing I would say played a part in this is the color of the victims' skin.

If those were teenage white girls he was going after, his career would have been a wrap in 04. The fact that he dodged justice for this long is due to that.
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