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Attorneys to ask for singer R. Kelly to be released from prison
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Attorneys to ask for singer R. Kelly to be released from prison

Grammy Award winning singer, R. Kelly's attorneys will ask for his release from prison when they go to an appeals court on Friday September 4, arguing that the singer has been unable to prepare for his upcoming trial for nearly six months. R.Kelly has not seen his attorneys in person since March, when prisons went into lockdown. He also isn't allowed to have in-person legal visits due to coronavirus concerns, his attorney told CNN. His trial, scheduled to start at the end of September in federal court in Brooklyn, has been delayed due to the pandemic. According to Kelly's lawyers, the singer can't read or write, can't review legal documents in his case, make notes or "meaningfully" communicate with lawyers without in-person meetings. "He has essentially been cut out of the d...
R. Kelly Moved To Solitary Confinement After Attack
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R. Kelly Moved To Solitary Confinement After Attack

American singer and songwriter, R. Kelly moved to solitary confinement after he was beaten up in his cell by a fellow inmate. According to reports, The disgrace singer was beaten up by an inmate in the prison “That’s the only place they can protect him,” he said in a statement to Page Six. “My understanding is, everytime there is a pro-R. Kelly protest outside of the jail, they lock down the entire facility. When they do this, inmates don’t get their commissary, they don’t get their shower, stuff like that and since they’re fairly sporadic anyway, they get upset. So they’re penalizing everyone in the facility because people are protesting in support of Kelly.” Greenberg says that R. Kelly has been moved to solitary confinement, explaining that that’s the one place he will be safe...
R. Kelly’s Third Attempt To Be Released From Prison Denied
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R. Kelly’s Third Attempt To Be Released From Prison Denied

A judge has denied R. Kelly‘s third request for an early release from jail while awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing young girls. In his third attempt, the disgraced singer claimed he was at high risk of coronavirus because he is prediabetic. US District Judge Ann Donnelly, however, is not convinced that prediabetes presents a “compelling reason for the defendant’s release.”. In her decision on Friday, Judge Donnelly wrote: “I do not agree that a diagnosis of prediabetes presents a compelling reason for the defendant’s release. While the CDC has identified diabetes as a risk factor for COVID-19, the same is not true for prediabetes, a condition that affects nearly one in three American adults.” She said prison doctors were working ‘with him to implement lifestyle changes...
I May be Diabetic, Coronavirus Could Kill me – R.Kelly Begs to be Freed from Jail
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I May be Diabetic, Coronavirus Could Kill me – R.Kelly Begs to be Freed from Jail

R. Kelly is claiming he is likely to be diabetic which puts him at a high risk of serious complications if he contracts coronavirus. According legal documents filed by the singer’s attorney, his attorney Steven Greenberg demands for the third time that Kelly be released from prison. Eleven days prior, the judge overseeing the case denied the singer’s second request to be released from custody while awaiting trial. Greenberg says Kelly just learned that he tested “1/10 of one point below diabetic, at the very top of the high risk category.” That new diagnosis coupled with the fact that Kelly is overweight and suffers from high blood pressure and cholesterol issues puts him at high risk of serious complications if infected with COVID-19, according to Greenberg. The judge has ...
Jailed R. Kelly Owes About $2Million In Taxes, Legal Defense Says
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Jailed R. Kelly Owes About $2Million In Taxes, Legal Defense Says

Disgraced singer, R. Kelly is owing around $2Million in taxes, according to his legal defense. The musician who is trying to make case for his release was not allowed to leave the prison last week, because he was deemed a flight risk. Prosecutors felt he has made about $200,000 in royalties this year, which could make him ran away. But his legal defense are arguing that he still owes $1,878,737.43 in taxes and he’s not even allowed to touch the money. So, in all of these, while he’s still in jail, he’s owing a lot of money as well.
R. Kelly Continues To Desperately Seek An Escape From Jail In Fear Of Coronavirus
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R. Kelly Continues To Desperately Seek An Escape From Jail In Fear Of Coronavirus

American singer and songwriter R.Kelly is continuing his desperate pleas to the court for his release in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. After getting his appeal rejected earlier, the I Believe I Can Fly hit maker made another emergency plea to the New York court for his release from prison in fear of him contracting the novel coronavirus. The plea came in light of the pandemic reaching the Chicago jail where the singer is being held where as many as six confirmed cases of the virus have been reported thus far, according to Kelly and his legal team. His earlier request was dismissed by US District Judge Anne Donnelly, who ruled that since there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the MCC in Chicago, the singer will remain imprisoned. TMZ claimed, that the judge had a...
R.Kelly’s request for jail-release denied by Judge
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R.Kelly’s request for jail-release denied by Judge

A federal judge, on Tuesday, denied musician R.Kelly’s request to be released from a Chicago federal prison due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kelly’s lawyer on March 26, asked that his client be released on bail and placed in home confinement, arguing that he is at risk of contracting coronavirus. According to CNN, the lawyers had also said that the prison’s new restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have made it impossible for them to meet with Kelly and prepare for trial. US District Judge, Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York, who is presiding over one of two federal cases, held that she was not convinced, saying that he is a danger to the community. She said: ”Kelly is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, ...
Covid-19: R. Kelly’s Bid For Jail Release Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Is Denied
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Covid-19: R. Kelly’s Bid For Jail Release Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Is Denied

Singer, R. Kelly has been denied a release from jail after requesting to be freed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Kelly’s attorneys had asked a judge in Chicago to place the singer on home confinement at the Roosevelt Collections Loft apartment complex in Chicago. The attorneys had also complained that the prison’s new restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have made it impossible for them to meet with Kelly and prepare for trial. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ on Tuesday, a judge in Chicago denied the motion, saying that the 53-year-old R&B singer remains a flight risk. The judge said: ‘[Kelly] is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses. The defendant has not e...
R. Kelly Kept From Meeting with his Lawyers Due to Coronavirus
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R. Kelly Kept From Meeting with his Lawyers Due to Coronavirus

Singer, R. Kelly, was unable to meet with his lawyers because of the coronavirus outbreak. According to TMZ, the 53-year old was due to see his legal team last week at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, where he is currently behind bars following his new federal charges in New York, but the lawyers were allegedly sent back by corrections personnel amid fears of the spread of coronavirus. The publication claimed that the lawyers wanted to check on Kelly's well-being as well as to discuss his legal strategy, but the Bureau of Prisons in Illinois has insisted jail staff are suspending visits for the next 30 days. A representative for the Bureau of Prisons also told TMZ that they are making their determinations with an eye toward avoiding unnecessarily exposure of in...
R. Kelly pleads not guilty to new charges of child pornography and sexually abusing a teenage girl under the age of 16
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R. Kelly pleads not guilty to new charges of child pornography and sexually abusing a teenage girl under the age of 16

Disgraced singer, R. Kelly, 53, has pleaded not guilty to new charges of child pornography and sexually abusing a teenage girl under the age of 16. The new alleged victim, referred to as Minor Six, was included as part of an updated federal indictment during an arraignment at a hearing in Chicago on Thursday. Kelly is said to have met the girl in either 1997 or 1998 when she was 14 or 15-years-old. He is accused of engaging in sexual contact or sexual acts with her when she was under 18. The indictment said Kelly "engaged in sexual contact and sexual acts" with Minor Six and four others when they were aged under 18. It also seeks to forfeit all assets from Kelly's production company, Bass Productions Lt. Prosecutor Angel Krull said they had seized more than 100 electronic dev...
R. Kelly’s Federal Charges Revamped By Authorities To Include A New Accuser
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R. Kelly’s Federal Charges Revamped By Authorities To Include A New Accuser

US authorities on Friday released revamped federal charges in Chicago against the R&B superstar R. Kelly, to include sexual crime allegations that involve a new accuser. The latest allegations against the disgraced 53-year-old artist — who is accused in multiple states of sexual crimes against minors — goes into scant detail of the new accuser dubbed “Minor 6” but, like the original indictment, involves multiple child pornography counts. The superseding filing removes the reference to “Minor 2,” however, meaning there are still five accusers involved in the Chicago federal case. Kelly — known for hits like I Believe I Can Fly — has a decades-long history of abuse allegations, especially of underage girls. He will be arraigned under the superseding indictment in Chicago,...
R. Kelly to stand trial in September for sex attack on hairdresser
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R. Kelly to stand trial in September for sex attack on hairdresser

Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday they intend to take embattled R&B singer R. Kelly to trial first on their only indictment involving an accuser who was an adult at the time of the alleged attack. The decision comes as a bit of a surprise since the other three Cook County indictments facing Kelly involve women who were underage at the time. One of those cases involves four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, a more serious charge than the aggravated criminal sexual abuse counts he otherwise faces. Kelly did not appear at the brief hearing Wednesday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building due to a medical issue, his attorney, Steven Greenberg, said in court. He is being held without bond in a federal jail in downtown Chicago. Prosecutors said they would go to t...
R. Kelly denies bribing someone to fake ID so he could marry Aaliyah aged 15
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R. Kelly denies bribing someone to fake ID so he could marry Aaliyah aged 15

R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to bribing someone to make a fake ID for Aaliyah so he could marry her at 15. The singer, now 52, married teen pop star Aaliyah in a secret ceremony in 1994 at a hotel, in Chicago. Aaliyah Dana Haughton was just 15 years old when she was wed to the musician more than a decade ago. Their marriage was annulled in February 1995; her family were said to have filed for the annulment of the marriage less than a year after it took place. The marriage was annulled on the grounds Aaliyah was underage. Now R. Kelly has entered a not guilty plea to allegations he bribed someone to make a fake ID for Aaliyah before he walked her down the aisle. The songwriter made the plea via a video link from behind bars where he has been held in Chicago jail. He is...
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R.Kelly faces bribery charge over marriage to Aaliyah

R. Kelly is facing a new bribery charge allegedly related to the disgraced singer's 1994 marriage to fellow R&B singer Aaliyah. The new charge accused R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a “fraudulent identification document” for someone identified only as “Jane Doe” on Aug. 30, 1994, according to a superseding indictment unsealed on Thursday and obtained by Fox News. A day later, Kelly, then 27, married Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, in a secret ceremony arranged by Kelly at a hotel in Chicago. The marriage was annulled months later because of her age. The indictment did not mention the wedding. However, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed to Fox News that "Jane Doe" was Aaliyah and that the fake ID listing her age as 18 was to be used to obtain a m...
R. Kelly’s girlfriend Azriel Clary speaks about spending Thanksgiving without him then throws shade at Jocelyn Savage
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R. Kelly’s girlfriend Azriel Clary speaks about spending Thanksgiving without him then throws shade at Jocelyn Savage

R.Kelly's girlfriend Azriel Clary has spoken out about having to spend Thanksgiving without him. She went on to throw shade at his other girlfriend, Jocelyn Savage for recently speaking out against the singer. Azriel Clary took to Twitter to write: "I must say celebrating my first holiday without Robert has been a terrible feeling that I would not wish on anyone. Whether you despise him or love him I am not just any girlfriend of his, and I refuse to do any and every interview for a check." She added: "I have integrity and when I do speak it will be on a great platform that can humanize him. I want to make the situation better not worse, and rushing to speak just to appease everyone else is not a how I want to portray him. Patience is key guys."
COZA Vs Busola Dakolo: Cosby, R-Kelly Took Time – Bovi Reacts To Fatoyinbo’s Win
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COZA Vs Busola Dakolo: Cosby, R-Kelly Took Time – Bovi Reacts To Fatoyinbo’s Win

Comedian, Abovi Ugboma popularly known as Bovi has rejected the court ruling in favour of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo on Thursday. It was reported yesterday that in his ruling, Justice Oathman Musa of the Federal High Court in Abuja, held that the matter against Fatoyinbo amounted to injustice and an abuse of judicial process; adding that the case was empty and purely sentimental. The judge further explained that the case was aimed more at cruelty than at obtaining justice. The court also awarded costs of N1m against Busola Dakolo and held that the fine should have been 10 times more because the court’s time was wasted. Dakolo has vowed to appeal the court’s decision. Reacting to the court ruling, Bovi compared the rape allegation against Fa...
Judge denies R. Kelly’s request for release with singer likely to remain in jail until his 2020 trial
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Judge denies R. Kelly’s request for release with singer likely to remain in jail until his 2020 trial

Singer R. Kelly is likely going to remain in jail until 2020. A Brooklyn judge on Wednesday, October 2, denied the singer’s request to be released from jail while awaiting trial. According to TMZ, prosecutors say Kelly is definitely a flight risk if he gets out of jail while his criminal case is pending. But his lawyers argued that even if Kelly was out of jail he does not have the funds to leave the country. New legal documents obtained by TMZ show that prosecutors believe the singer is still deemed a flight risk following his initial plans to travel to Dubai with his two girlfriends earlier this year after he was released on bail in Illinois. Prosecutors also refute claims that Kelly won’t tamper with or intimidate witnesses, saying the singer “has a history of coercing wome...
Photos and video: R.Kelly handcuffed and in prison outfit as he appears in court
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Photos and video: R.Kelly handcuffed and in prison outfit as he appears in court

Disgraced RnB star, R.Kelly was arraigned before a Cook County judge on Tuesday September 17, in prison outfit. A major highlight of the court session the handcuffed singer appeared in was the Judge's refusal to increase the $1 million bond on his pending sex abuse cases. Though prosecutors at the Leighton Criminal Court Building did not reveal how much they wanted to increase Kelly’s bond, it was also learnt that the presiding Judge also shot down an unusual bid by a woman who posted Kelly’s bond in February but now wants her $100,000 back.       View this post on Instagram   #rkelly arraigned in #court in #prisonoutfit as Judge declines to increase his bond or give back $100,000 to wom...
Woman who paid $100,000 for R. Kelly’s bond wants her money back
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Woman who paid $100,000 for R. Kelly’s bond wants her money back

The woman who posted the $100,000 bond for R. Kelly following his arrest on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse is asking for her money back since the R&B singer has been indicted. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a Cook County judge ruled on Tuesday, September 17, that Valencia Love won't get her money back. This comes after Kelly was indicted on 18 counts, including child pornography production, obstruction of justice, and receipt of child pornography, by federal prosecutors in New York and Chicago on July 11, 2019. Love, who owns a Chicago-based childcare facility called the Lord and Child Christian Day Care and several restaurants, claimed to be a "friend" of R.Kelly when she gave four installments of $25,000 in order to get him out of Cook County State jail a...
R. Kelly charged with prostitution and solicitation involving a minor in Minnesota
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R. Kelly charged with prostitution and solicitation involving a minor in Minnesota

R.Kelly has been charged with two sex crimes in Minnesota. On Monday, August 5, 2019, a Minnesota prosecutor charged the disgraced singer with prostitution and solicitation over an allegation that he invited a 17-year-old girl to his hotel room in 2001 and paid her $200 to dance naked with him. Court documents revealed that while the singer was on tour in 2001, he held an autograph session at the city center in Minneapolis where he met a 17-year-old fan. But instead of just his signature, he gave the girl his phone number. The girl later called and was directed to a downtown Minneapolis hotel where Kelly was staying. “After some discussion, she was offered $200 to take her clothes off and to dance before him,” Freeman said. “She accepted $200. He got naked and they proceeded to da...
R. Kelly pleads not guilty to federal child pornography charges, to be held without bond
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R. Kelly pleads not guilty to federal child pornography charges, to be held without bond

Disgraced singer, R. Kelly has been ordered held without bond at a Tuesday hearing  in federal court in Chicago after he pleaded not guilty to 13 federal charges, including child pornography and obstruction of justice.   The 52-year old was accused of one count of conspiracy to receive child pornography, two counts of receiving child pornography, four counts of producing child pornography, five counts of enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, court document shows.   Prosecutors argued on Tuesday that home confinement and electronic monitoring would not be sufficient, given the charges against the singer. “This risk of obstruction is real. This risk is ongoing. This risk is heightened by the defe...
R. Kelly arrested on federal sex crime charges
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R. Kelly arrested on federal sex crime charges

Few weeks after R.Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 sex-related charges, including four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, which would carry a maximum 30-year prison term, he has been arrested on federal sex crime charges in Chicago and is expected to be brought to New York.   The 52-year-old RnB singer was arrested on Thursday by New York Police Department detectives and Department of Homeland Security agents, as confirmed by New York's WNBC-TV.   Though a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said R. Kelly faces a 13-count sex crime indictment, as well as charges related to child pornography and obstruction of justice, it is expected that his case will be announced on Friday (July 12).
R․ Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 new sex crime charges
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R․ Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 new sex crime charges

R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty today in a Chicago courtroom to 11 new felony sex crime charges.   The charges were a refiling of one of the four cases of alleged abuse that prosecutors lodged against the singer earlier this year.  A grand jury last week increased the felony counts against the 52-year-old and upgraded some of the charges.   He now faces five felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault. If convicted of the most serious charges, Kelly would face mandatory sentences of six to 30 years in prison on each count.   Kelly, through his lawyer, pleaded not guilty during a short arraignment hearing. The next court date was set for June 26. The singer’s attorney Steve Greenberg dismissed the new charges as a rehashing of old allegations.  “It’s...
R Kelly Flew Us In For Sex – Underaged Victims Tell Grand Jury
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R Kelly Flew Us In For Sex – Underaged Victims Tell Grand Jury

R. Kelly’s accusers are giving testimony to a federal Jury alleging the singer traffic underage girls for his sexual desires. Sources directly connected to the case said numerous witnesses testified before the grand jury, claiming Kelly’s team secured travel at the singer’s direction to move them across state lines for sexual purposes while they were underage, TMZ reports. According to the source the grand jury is also hearing testimony that could lead to obstruction of justice indictments. One of the alleged victims testified Kelly’s team paid off witnesses to NOT testify in the 2008 trial where Kelly was acquitted of child pornography. One of the families supposedly paid off by Kelly was the family of the alleged victim in the 2008 trial. Prosecutors claimed the girl in a ...
R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sexual abuse
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R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sexual abuse

R. Kelly is facing new sexual assault charges, including some that carry a potential sentence of up to 30 years in prison. Kelly, 52, is facing 11 additional felony counts, with new charges filed Thursday in Cook County, Ill., according to multiple local reports. The R&B star pleaded not guilty in February to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in a case involving four victims. Three of the alleged victims were under the age of 17 at the time of the alleged incidents, which prosecutors say spanned 1998 to 2010. The charges came after the documentary #survivingrkelly aired on Lifetime earlier this year, which detailed a series of sexual abuse allegations against the performer.
R. Kelly’s daughter ‘forced to drop out of college’ because he stopped paying her tuition
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R. Kelly’s daughter ‘forced to drop out of college’ because he stopped paying her tuition

American R&B singer, R. Kelly has reportedly stopped paying his daughter’s college tuition, forcing her to drop out of school. According to media reports, Kelly’s daughter, Joann Lee was attending an art school in California, and attempted to sign up for new courses for her next semester but was denied because of unpaid tuition. R. Kelly is reportedly supposed to pay for Lee’s education until she turns 23, but sources are saying the young woman was cut off in 2018 without any notice. Since then, the singer’s camp has responded, saying Kelly thought his daughter already dropped out of school, which is why there were no payments made. R Kelly's Crisis Manager, Darrell Johnson, said that the singer must receive billing statements and proof of expenses in order to pay for Joann's ...
Doing Music Doesn’t make you a Saint – Speed Darlington on Zlatan’s Arrest
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Doing Music Doesn’t make you a Saint – Speed Darlington on Zlatan’s Arrest

Controversial US based Nigerian rapper, Speed Darlington, while reacting to Naira Marley and Zlatan’s arrest, has said music does not necessarily make one a saint. In his post, he gave an instance of American R & B singer, R. Kelly, whom he claimed is a good singer but is allegedly attracted to young girls and so may not be considered a saint. He then further stated that he is not even convinced on Naira Marley’s talent since he could not even coin a unique name for himself He wrote: Naija Is this the guy they arrested for fraud? I’ve been thinking did he do it or not? I am leaning towards he did. That car too nice without no oversea tour and he already super rich? 2.5 million streams that’s not necessary make you millionaires remember iTune pays him in naira not dollar...
R. Kelly’s accuser wins judgment in suit he failed to answer
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R. Kelly’s accuser wins judgment in suit he failed to answer

A woman who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse has won a civil case by default against the singer, after he failed to respond to her lawsuit and was a no-show in court. The woman, who accused Kelly of repeatedly having sex with her when she was 16 years old, filed the case in Chicago in February, a day before Kelly was arrested on 10 charges of sexual abuse. She is one of four accusers – three of whom were underage at the time of the alleged crimes – at the center of the criminal case against Kelly, according to her lawyer, Jeffrey Deutschman. She is identified as “H.W.” in criminal court filings. A Chicago judge on Tuesday entered a default ruling against Kelly, according to court records, after he did not respond to the lawsuit and missed the hearing. The judge, Moira Johnson, ...
R. Kelly Pleads with Judge to Permit him to Travel to Dubai
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R. Kelly Pleads with Judge to Permit him to Travel to Dubai

Embattled R&B singer, R. Kelly, has asked a judge to let him travel to the Dubai to perform at several concerts, saying he has struggled to get work in the US and he's in need of money to help pay his mounting legal fees and child support bills. The 52-year-old singer through his attorney Steve Greenberg filed a motion asking a judge to allow the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer to travel for work in Dubai. Greenberg is expected to argue that the singer's job requires him to travel, and that a recently denied performance permit in the U.S. proves he needs to be able to travel outside of the U.S. to earn a living. Kelly is requesting to travel via private jet because he "needs to pay his day to day living expenses," as well as the excessive costs of child support and other chil...
R. Kelly denies having sex with Aaliyah’s mom
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R. Kelly denies having sex with Aaliyah’s mom

The under fire singer says it’s a desperate attention grab from one of his accusers. Lisa Van Allen who accused Kelly of abuse in “Surviving R. Kelly” said Kelly told her he and Aaliyah’s mom, Diane Haughton, had several sexual encounters. Van Allen claims Kelly stayed at Aaliyah’s home in Detroit in the ’90s and after she’d fall asleep, he’d wander into the living room and perform various sexual acts on the couch with her mom. Sources close to R. Kelly say he absolutely denies he and Diane had anything but a friendly relationship. We’re told Kelly believes the only reason Van Allen made those claims in the Vlad TV interview is to further smear his name and grab headlines for herself. Kelly married Aaliyah in 1994 when she was just 15 but his attorney, Steve Greenberg, claims A...
Trevor Noah pokes fun at R Kelly and MJ, say ‘It’s a tough week for wedding DJs’
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Trevor Noah pokes fun at R Kelly and MJ, say ‘It’s a tough week for wedding DJs’

As the calls to mute R Kelly and Michael Jackson get stronger, Trevor Noah has poked fun at the backlash around the musicians, saying that wedding DJs must be facing a major fix. In a behind-the-scenes clip of Trevor on The Daily Show, he said that DJs are probably making emergency calls to Bruno Mars. Both musicians have faced global backlash after recent documentaries showed alleged victims detailing alleged incidents of sexual abuse; under-aged boys in Michael Jackson's case while accusations of R Kelly focus on under-aged girls. While R Kelly has been arrested, Trevor points out that in the case of MJ there isn't really much that can be done if the allegations are true. TONIGHT: Between Michael Jackson and R. Kelly, this is a TOUGH week for wedding DJs… pic.twitter.com/...
R. Kelly to Start Writing Music to Avoid ‘Mental Breakdown’ Over Sexual Abuse Allegations
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R. Kelly to Start Writing Music to Avoid ‘Mental Breakdown’ Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

Embattled  R&B singer, R. Kelly, has reportedly headed back to the studio to continue making music in order to avoid 'mental breakdown' over sexual abuse allegations. According to TMZ, Kelly is focusing on producing new music as he believes the writing process is a form of therapy and will help distraction him from his mounting legal battles. The singer is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Chicago, new sexual conduct allegations in Detroit and multiple federal investigations Details of the artist’s alleged long history of sexual, physical, and mental abuse of young women and girls were exposed in the Lifetime docu-series, “Surviving R. Kelly.”
Stranger Comes Up With Another R Kelly Sex Tape
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Stranger Comes Up With Another R Kelly Sex Tape

Another sex tape has surfaced that purportedly shows R. Kelly with minors -- and Gloria Allred is repping the guy who claims to have found it and turned it over to cops. Allred held a press conference in NYC, where her client, Gary Dennis, came forward to explain how he found the tape, and why he's speaking out now. Dennis, who says he has no connection to R. Kelly whatsoever, claims he recently found this new s-x tape while going through old VHS tapes of his own. He says he initially discovered the tape as a "sports tape," but says it also had R. Kelly's name on it. Dennis goes on to say that he thought the R. Kelly part of the tape would feature a concert of his, but later discovered it was a sex tape as he continued to watch past the sports content. He says he doesn't know how ...
R. Kelly goes back to jail over child support
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R. Kelly goes back to jail over child support

Singer R. Kelly has been taken into custody for failure to pay $161,000 in child support and was jailed Wednesday evening, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office in Chicago. Supporters are working to get Kelly, 52, out of jail by next Wednesday, publicist Darrell Johnson told reporters at the Richard J. Daley Center. "He came here in good spirits, expecting to walk out," Johnson said. "He came here to ... make some arrangements with what he had, I think it was $50,000 or $60,000 that he was willing to pay." When a reporter asked Johnson how Kelly was feeling about going back to jail, he replied, "Depressed, deflated, upset." Johnson said once someone pays the $161,000, Kelly will be freed from jail.
R Kelly Accuses Parents of Selling Their Daughters to Him
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R Kelly Accuses Parents of Selling Their Daughters to Him

Singer R Kelly has accused the parents of the women he allegedly sexually abused of selling their daughters to him. The singer made this known in his first interview since getting bailed from arrest. In the 80 minutes interview with CBS NEWS, R Kelly described the women, co, as his ‘girlfriends’. He also claimed that he began dating Clary when she was aged 21 and not 17. ‘They’re my girlfriends, we have a relationship. It’s real. I’ve known guys all my life to have five or six women’, 52-year old R Kelly said. ‘I don’t look at [whether they’re] much younger than me, I just look at legal. I don’t know if you’re married. One might be older than the other. ‘I’m a man that loves all women.’ Speaking on how he met Clary: ‘I didn’t go looking for a Jocelyn Savage, I was doing ...
R Kelly Cries, Says He’s Innocent in First Interview Since Arrest
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R Kelly Cries, Says He’s Innocent in First Interview Since Arrest

R Kelly has stated that he is innocent as he spoke in his first sit-down interview since facing sexual abuse charges which he says are all lies. The 52-year old singer was interviewed by Gayle King of ‘CBS This Morning’. The sexual abuse charges involves four woman, three of whom were underaged at the time the incident took place. Gayle King asked: “They are still talking about you with underage girls. Do you still sit here and say you have never been  with underage girls. Can you really say that?” R Kelly responds: “I sit here and say this: I had two cases back then that I said in the beginning of the interview that I would not talk about because of my ongoing case now. Fair enough, but I will tell you this: people are going back to my past, OK? That’s exactly what they’re...
Woman Who Paid R.Kelly’s $100k Bail Receives Bomb Threat to Her Daycare Center
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Woman Who Paid R.Kelly’s $100k Bail Receives Bomb Threat to Her Daycare Center

A daycare affiliated with the woman who paid R.Kelly's $100k bail last month was evacuated over the weekend after receiving multiple bomb threats from angry Americans. Last month, Valencia Love, 47, from the Chicago suburb of Romeoville, Illinois, posted the embattled singer's $100,000 bail, which accounts for 10 percent of the $1 million dollar bond following his multiple charges of criminal sexual abuse. She identified herself as a "friend" of Kelly's in court documents, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago Police Sgt.Rocco Alioto confirmed in a statement that "multiple people called in bomb threats to a business" located on West 79th St. Saturday afternoon, the same address as Lord & Child Christian Daycare. "No offender (is) in custody and Bomb (and) Arson clear...
Drake’s Father Shower Support On R. Kelly $ Jussie Smollett
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Drake’s Father Shower Support On R. Kelly $ Jussie Smollett

Dennis Graham, Drake’s father was chatting about his new single to Variety when he was asked to give his thoughts on R&B superstar R Kelly and Empire star Smollett. 'He’s a good friend of mine. I wish him the best. I hate that it’s happening to him. There’s a reason why women come out after the fact. He has my support 100%,' Graham said of Kelly who was released from custody on Monday after posting $100,00 bail. Hours before his release, Kelly, 52, pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated criminal s-x abuse against four victims, three of them minors. In the controversy surrounding Smollett, Graham said that the 36-year-old actor 'has been misunderstood'. 'As a matter of fact, they know that. That story that came out about Jussie in Chicago is not true about Jussie. Jus...
R. Kelly Fears He Won’t Get a Fair Trial – ‘I Can’t Survive Trial. Everyone Hates Me’
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R. Kelly Fears He Won’t Get a Fair Trial – ‘I Can’t Survive Trial. Everyone Hates Me’

R. Kelly is afraid he won’t get a fair trial because the world hates him. He is also maintaining his innocence despite being charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse. According to TMZ, he however thinks he’s screwed anyway because he’s already lost in the court of public opinion. Sources close to the singer told TMZ: He believes it will be impossible for him to get a fair trial in the aftermath of Lifetime’s docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly,” and nonstop media coverage — especially in Chicago. As one source put it … “There isn’t a person in Cook County who hasn’t heard all the hateful things said about him.” TMZ continued: We’re told R. Kelly believes … even if he presents evidence proving his innocence, the jury will still find him guilty. Our sources say he’s moved on from p...
R. Kelly Arrested in Chicago
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R. Kelly Arrested in Chicago

R. Kelly has been arrested on criminal sexual abuse charges, after the popular singer surrendered to police in Chicago. He turned himself in after being charged with sexual abuse of 4 girls, at least 3 of whom were minors.: Crepeau posted a video of Kelly surrendering to police earlier this evening, accompanied by his lawyer Steven Greenberg. Prosecutors in Chicago yesterday hit R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Friday morning, and 9 of the 10 counts involve alleged victims ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old. There are 4 alleged victims in total, and one of them is the subject of 4 different counts. According to the criminal complaint, the allegations include oral and vaginal sex with a girl between the ages of 13 ...
R Kelly Charged With Sexual Offenses, To Appear In Court Soon
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R Kelly Charged With Sexual Offenses, To Appear In Court Soon

R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of sexual offences with some including underaged victims. The 52-year RnB singer is expected to show up in court on March 8 in Chicago where he lives US media who have court records say the victims are four women who were age 13 and 16 at the time the abuse took place. R Kelly has been facing sexual abuse allegations for decades now but has never been convicted for any of them. Speaking with the press, the singer’s lawyer stated that he hasn’t received any notification concerning the sexual offences charges yet. He also stated that R Kelly maintains his innocence.
R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse
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R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse

R&B star R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Friday in Chicago. Some of the charges stem from a newly discovered video found by attorney Michael Avenatti that allegedly shows Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl, according to a copy of the indictment obtained by USA TODAY. A no-bail arrest warrant for Kelly has been issued by a Chicago judge, The Associated Press reported. No-bail arrest warrants don't necessarily mean the defendant won't eventually be offered bail once appearing in court to answer the charges. Kelly's first court date is scheduled for March 8. The court documents show the charges against Kelly involve multiple victims dating back to at least 1998. Four victims are listed, including at least three between the age...
John Legend Explains Why He Spoke About R. Kelly
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John Legend Explains Why He Spoke About R. Kelly

John Legend has explained why he spoke about R. Kelly, saying he spoke out to give a voice to the “powerless” victims. He made this known during a recent appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher”, also stating that he never plays Kelly’s music at parties. Speaking about the #MeToo movement in the music industry, Maher said; “I think a lot of people have asked in the last few years, like, ‘When is the #MeToo movement going to come to the music industry?I think what a lot of people are thinking is ‘God that’s so ubiquitous in the music industry, where would you even start?’” “Yeah, I don’t know,” Legend replied. “I mean I think clearly we’re having this conversation about R.Kelly, there’s another article this week in The New York Times about another musician and so I think there’s ...
R Kelly Banned From Danish Radio Over Sexual Assault Allegations
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R Kelly Banned From Danish Radio Over Sexual Assault Allegations

American singer, R Kelly has been banned from a Danish radio network in the wake of sexual assault allegations against him This is coming a day after R Kelly announced a new tour of Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, despite an alleged long history of sexual, physical, and mental abuse of young women and underage girls including surrounding himself with sex slaves In a fresh statement by Bauer Media, which runs The Voice, NOVA, Radio 100, Pop FM, Radio Soft and MyRock in Denmark, reaching around 2.7million listeners each week in a country of 5.8million, they said they have barred Kelly after the ‘very serious’ claims. As a radio we have a responsibility on who we give the airtime to,’ said Bauer Media official Tobias Nielsen. ‘It’s very serious and we feel we can’t ...
R. Kelly Banned From Philadelphia
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R. Kelly Banned From Philadelphia

R. Kelly has been banned from Philadelphia over his alleged sexual, physical, and mental abuse of young women and girls. The ban come after the release of docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly.” The Lifetime docuseries that detailed the artist’s alleged long history of sexual. According to CBS Philly, the Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to ban the singer from stepping foot in the city as part of Councilwoman Helen Gym’s “Mute R. Kelly” resolution. “We reject a system that silences black women and accepts black pain,” Gym confirmed on Twitter. “We believe survivors. R. Kelly is not welcome in Philadelphia. This symbolic act of solidarity puts all sexual predators on notice.” She also told the Philadelphia Inquirer, that ‘the resolution is about not accepting. It’s ab...
FBI Investigating R. Kelly For Allegedly Booking Underage Victim’s Flight
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FBI Investigating R. Kelly For Allegedly Booking Underage Victim’s Flight

One of R. Kelly’s alleged victims, Azriel Clary, claimed on Surviving R. Kelly that she was flown out from California to Orlando on May 25, 2015 when she was just 17. TMZ now reports that the FBIis reportedly looking into whether or not R. Kelly booked those flights. R. Kelly allegedly flew her out intending to have sex when she was still underage, meaning he would be violating the Mann Act in transporting a minor across state lines for sex. A source close to Azriel’s family said that the flights weren’t booked by R. Kelly himself, but a woman who was working for him at the time. However, sources close to R. Kelly claim that he doesn’t believe he was in the wrong because he had a signed note from Azriel Clary’s mother Alice, which he says gave Kelly’s assistant consent to care ...
Da Brat Gives Her Thoughts On Sexual Assault Claims Against R Kelly
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Da Brat Gives Her Thoughts On Sexual Assault Claims Against R Kelly

American rapper Da Brat has weighed in on swirling allegations of sexual assault against US music legend R Kelly, questioning where the alleged victim's parents were at the time of the incident. She further state that would not join protest to "mute" the star's music. R Kelly has been the topic of conversation globally since the debut of docu-series Surviving R Kelly earlier this month. The series is based on decades-long allegations of sexual abuse against the star and features over 50 interviews with women who allege to have been sexually and physically abused by the singer. It sparked a massive global campaign to boycott the singer and his music under the hashtag #MuteRKelly, with dozens of local and international celebs throwing their weight behind the boycotts. Da Brat told T...
Erykah Badu Angers Fans As She Defends R.Kelly
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Erykah Badu Angers Fans As She Defends R.Kelly

Singer Erykah Badu left several fans in a rage as she is said to have given an impassioned speech "defending" R Kelly during her recent gig. The American singer-songwriter was performing at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago when she hit out at the international outrage towards the R & B singer, in the wake of Lifetime documentary Surviving R Kelly. One concert goer told the Independent that Erykah suggested the Ignition singer was being treated unfairly by the public, and went on to cryptically state that she "sees all points of view". They add that she questioned: "What if one of the people who was assaulted by R Kelly becomes an offender? We gonna crucify them too?” Another member of the crowd tweeted claiming that she told them to "keep [their] opinion to [themselves]," whi...
R Kelly’s Accuser Claims She Has Shirt With His Spit And Semen
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R Kelly’s Accuser Claims She Has Shirt With His Spit And Semen

One of the women who appeared in the documentary series ‘Surviving R Kelly’ claims that she has a piece of evidence that proves that she had a sexual relationship with the singer when she was 16. Jerhonda Pace, one of the women who appeared in the Lifetime docuseries, sat with Dateline NBC to share that she still possessed a shirt that had the 52-year-old artist’s DNA on it. Pace shared that she got the DNA ‘after he had spit on me, I wiped it off…. I wiped it off with my t-shirt.’ She added that her shirt also contained semen that belonged to Kelly. Olympia Field Police confirmed that they had gathered items from Pace and took a report from her. Kelly’s lawyer claims that the singer doesn’t know anything about the shirt. Pace says she met R Kelly during his 2008 child...

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