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R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex charges

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex charges

Sophia Tareen and Michael Tarm, Associated Press

June 6, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

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 judge to raise the bond amount for Kelly during the brief hearing in Cook County court. Kelly stood...

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

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

Michael Tarm and Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press

May 30, 2019


Filed under News

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 a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious he faces. Cook County...

To be black and not believed

To be black and not believed

Ebony Ellis, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

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 docuseries goes into explicit details about the past and recent allegations made against the Chicago n...

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


Filed under Focus

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. If you were on Twitter at all during that period, you most likely saw something about R. Kelly, especially...

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


Filed under Arts/Life

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 published their exposé of the crimes of Harvey Weinstein in late 2017, bringing the #MeToo movement...

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