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R. Kelly

The latest updates and coverage of Robert Sylvester Kelly, the entertainer known as R. Kelly, as he faces felony charges that include sexual abuse, child pornography and racketeering.

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R. Kelly’s girlfriends say so long to Trump Tower — and singer’s toe infection has healed up

It’s unclear where the two women will live after leaving Kelly’s upscale digs.

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A day before R. Kelly married Aaliyah, he tried to buy ‘fraudulent’ ID documents, new bribery charges allege

A revised indictment in federal court in Brooklyn accuses R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a "fraudulent identification document" for someone identified only as "Jane Doe" on Aug. 30, 1994.

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‘I would never do that’: R. Kelly’s girlfriend denies making claims against singer

In a video posted to TMZ, Joycelyn Savage said the account on Patreon that leveled claims against Kelly was operated by an imposter.

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Cook County judge sets September trial date for R. Kelly

Judge Lawrence Flood gave prosecutors until January to decide which of the four sex abuse cases they will take to trial first.

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Joycelyn Savage, R. Kelly’s girlfriend

After years of standing by R. Kelly, one of the embattled R&B singer’s girlfriends allegedly stepped forward with allegations of abuse in November. She spoke out weeks later to say the accounts were falsified.

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R. Kelly’s former live-in girlfriend accuses him of getting her pregnant, having abortion performed at his house

Once, she called him "babe" instead of his preferred "Daddy" or "Master," she said. His reaction: "He grabbed me and choked me until I blacked out."

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R. Kelly’s ex allowed to use singer’s royalty checks for back child support

Andrea Kelly’s lawyers say the singer again is late on back child support payment.

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R. Kelly divorce lawyer splits with singer, asks judge to order him to pay her $12,000-plus

Lisa Damico was hired as Kelly was facing jail for not paying $160,000 in child support

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R. Kelly has health problems, lawyer says

Defense attorney Steve Greenberg says R. Kelly’s conditions of confinement "remain stifling."

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Woman who posted bond for R. Kelly can’t get her $100K back, judge rules

She says he already paid her back; she wants bond return to give to Kelly to help with legal costs, other expenses.

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R. Kelly a no-show in court on Minnesota solicitation charge, arrest warrant issued

During Thursday’s hearing, prosecutors said federal authorities in Illinois were "not willing to give us access to him" until his case there is resolved. The bench warrant was issued as a formality.

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R. Kelly’s federal Chicago case set for trial in April 2020

Assistant U.S. Attorney Angel Krull said she expects the trial to last three weeks. Kelly still faces criminal charges in three other jurisdictions.

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R. Kelly moved to MCC’s general population

The R&B singer’s move came a few days after his attorney, Steve Greenberg, filed a motion asking for Kelly’s release from "solitary confinement."

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R. Kelly girlfriends moving out of Trump Tower condo — and singer hopes to join them

The lease is ending, and Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary are looking for new digs. R. Kelly’s lawyer says he will ask a judge to lower his bond next week, so he can get out of jail.

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Feds: R. Kelly ‘is not in solitary confinement’

The singer refused a cellmate and ‘displayed a poor attitude,’ according to a new court filing.

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Lawyer says R. Kelly facing ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ because of celebrity status

Kelly has "no meaningful interaction with other humans," can’t go outside and can’t watch TV, motion says.

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R. Kelly a no-show for hearing on Cook County sex abuse charges

R&B singer "refused transport" from federal lockup to Leighton Criminal Court building for the first hearing since he was indicted in federal courts in Chicago and New York.

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R. Kelly now owes $200K in unpaid rent, damages to Near West Side studio, new lawsuit claims

Kelly also owes money for alleged repairs and renovations the singer undertook without securing the proper building permits.

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R. Kelly charged with child prostitution in Minnesota

A spokesman for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said the two charges of prostitution with a person under 18 are related to the same alleged victim.

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R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sexually abusing women, girls

The R&B singer was denied bail Friday in a Brooklyn federal courtroom packed with his supporters.

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R. Kelly’s lawyer tries again to spring him from jail

Attorney Steven Greenberg calls the accusations against the singer "stale as used gym socks."

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Judge orders R. Kelly evidence be kept confidential

The R&B star is due to be arraigned in New York on Friday.

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Charges against others in federal R. Kelly child porn case possible, prosecutor says

U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber revealed he’d never heard of the R&B star until the case landed in his courtroom. "To be honest, my wife thinks it’s rather humorous that I didn’t know who Mr. Kelly was," he said.

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Lifetime orders up sequel to ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ docu-series

"Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath," a four-part series that includes interviews with new survivors and experts on the case.

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R. Kelly rep resigns after saying he would ‘absolutely not’ trust singer with daughter

"I should have worded it better," crisis manager Darrell Johnson said in stepping down.

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R. Kelly’s lawyer says singer wants computer in jail to finish latest album

Steve Greenberg, R. Kelly’s lawyer, says the singer "needs to make money" but presently cannot due to his legal situation.

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R. Kelly co-defendant Milton Brown pleads not guilty to child porn charge

Milton "June" Brown — who worked for Kelly for nearly 20 years — is one of Kelly’s two co-defendants in a federal case in the Northern District of Illinois.

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Epstein and Kelly, mirror images of criminal justice system?

They are our clearest examples yet of how easily our criminal justice system can be manipulated.

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R. Kelly held in federal custody; prosecutors call him an ‘extreme danger’ to the community

Prosecutors also say the alleged victim in Kelly’s 2008 trial is cooperating.

Attorney Michael Avenatti talks about R&B superstar R. Kelly’s federal indictment during a news conference Monday, July 15, 2019.
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Michael Avenatti says R. Kelly paid $2M to keep alleged victim off stand at 2008 child porn trial

‘R. Kelly bought his acquittal,’ declared the L.A.-based celebrity lawyer who said he represents three of the victims listed in federal indictments unsealed Friday

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What’s next for R. Kelly after latest child porn, obstruction and racketeering charges?

Kelly ‘undermined the integrity’ of his 2008 child porn trial by paying people off and bullying witnesses, prosecutors alleged in a court filing. They added: "Not anymore."

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R. Kelly indicted by feds, arrested; read the indictment here

Arrested in Chicago while walking his dog, the singer faces sex crime, child porn and obstruction of justice charges in this latest twist in his case.