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R Kelly arraigned on bribe charge linked to Aaliyah wedding

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.

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 old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. Kelly entered the plea in New York via a video feed from Chicago,...

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

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.”

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 number. The former Sun-Times music critic and “Sound Opinions” co-host spoke last Tuesday with...

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex charges

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.

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 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

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 Kelly's 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.

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

To be black and not believed

In the Lifetime documentary

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 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:

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. 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

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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