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This combination photo shows singer R. Kelly after the first day of jury selection in his child pornography trial at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on May 9, 2008, left, the late R&B singer and actress Aaliyah during a photo shoot in New York on May 9, 2001. Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994 according to a revised indictment filed Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.

R Kelly arraigned on bribe charge linked to Aaliyah wedding

Associated Press December 19, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he schemed with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years...

Jim DeRogatis spoke with Carol Marin, director of the Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence last week about his book “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly.”

Journalist who first broke R. Kelly sexual abuse allegations talks life, work at DePaul event

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor October 27, 2019

Jim DeRogatis says there are at least 48 women he knows of whose lives were ruined by R&B superstar R. Kelly, and he believes the true number of Kelly’s alleged victims is likely at least twice that...

Musician R. Kelly departs the Leighton Criminal Court building after pleading not guilty to 11 additional sex-related charges, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Chicago.

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex charges

Sophia Tareen and Michael Tarm, Associated Press June 6, 2019

R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related charges on Thursday, including four counts that carry a maximum prison term of 30 years in prison. Prosecutors did not ask the...

This March 13, 2019 file photo shows R. Kelly and his publicist Darryll Johnson, right, leaving The Daley Center after an appearance in court for Kellys child support case in Chicago. Prosecutors in Chicago have charged Kelly with 11 new sex assault charges, some that are more serious than those first filed against him in February. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday, May 30, on its website that the charges include counts that carry a potential sentence of up to 30 years in prison. The charges say the alleged offenses happened in 2010.

R. Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related counts in Chicago

Michael Tarm and Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press May 30, 2019

Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry...

In the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, dozens of women alleged abuse and manipulation by the singer stretching back decades

To be black and not believed

Ebony Ellis, Contributing Writer January 22, 2019

Many conversations have surfaced around R&B artist R. Kelly over the past few weeks following “Surviving R. Kelly,” a six-part documentary series that ran on Lifetime Jan. 3 through Jan. 5. The...

Time’s up: Surviving R. Kelly” spurs sexual assault survivors to speak out

Time’s up: “Surviving R. Kelly” spurs sexual assault survivors to speak out

Julia Hale, Contributing Writer January 14, 2019

The first two episodes of the six-part docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” premiered on Lifetime on Jan. 3. The third and fourth episodes aired the next day, and the series came to a close on the 5th....

Sex, drugs, rock and roll: The unchecked abuse of the music industry

Sex, drugs, rock and roll: The unchecked abuse of the music industry

Adam Webb, Contributing Writer September 24, 2018

After a year of national attention on sexual abuse in the film industry, major music artists continue to sustain successful careers even in the wake of allegations of their own. When the New York Times...

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