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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 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 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.

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Records in R. Kelly divorce file will be made public next week

The R&B star and his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, have sparred over back child support and Andrea Kelly’s public statements about her former husband.

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Woman hospitalized for sexual assault at what she thought was R. Kelly’s former studio

A 31-year-old woman was picked up at Loomis Street and Carroll Avenue, a few blocks from Kelly’s former studio, a Chicago Fire spokesperson said. The exact location where the assault occurred was not immediately clear.

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R. Kelly wants judge to tell ex-wife to stop blasting him in public

Lawyers for the R&B singer said ex-wife Andrea Kelly is bound to silence by terms of their 2009 divorce decree, wants her fined and jailed.

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R. Kelly keeps up his outgoing lifestyle despite legal problems, publicist says

R. Kelly still dines out and is greeted — rather than scorned — by bystanders, a source says.

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R. Kelly’s lawyers ask judge to throw out sex abuse lawsuit

The motion to dismiss was filed Wednesday, the same day prosecutors in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office gave Kelly’s defense team a copy of a tape that purports to show him engaged in sex acts with an underage girl.

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Prosecutors turn over alleged child porn video to R. Kelly defense team

R. Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg said he believes video is the same as the tape at the heart of R&B singer’s 2008 trial.

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R. Kelly’s ex-wife wants another $32,000; look at R&B star’s bank accounts

Singer still owes ex Andrea Kelly for interest on back child support, college tuition after paying $160,000 last month

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‘Soulless’ sets out R. Kelly’s abuse of girls

Book by former Sun-Times critic Jim DeRogatis recounts his investigation into R&B star’s destruction of young lives.

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R. Kelly pleads not guilty to new sex charges

A new indictment filed last week adds new felony counts against the R&B singer that carry potential prison sentences of up to 30 years.

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#MuteRKelly movement is bigger than the man and his music

Creators of campaign prompted by allegations against singer take a bow — and share some tough love.

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Creators of #MuteRKelly honored in Chicago, urge vigilance in cases singer faces

Kenyette Tisha Barnes and Oronike Odeleye receive 2019 Visionary Award from Resilience, a longstanding rape victims advocacy organization.

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R. Kelly hit with more serious sex crime charges in new court case

Court records show prosecutors filed a new case with 11 felony counts, and the charges are more serious than those in the four cases that were filed against the singer in February.

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R. Kelly team says evidence includes ‘extortion’ records, wants to see sex tape

The singer's defense lawyers say they have received bank records that they allege show "extortion efforts" targeting Kelly.

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R. Kelly’s day in court: pays $62K in child support; sex abuse suit will proceed

Kelly still owes about $32K in interest, lawyer's fees and educational costs. Meanwhile, a woman's lawsuit alleging Kelly abused her will proceed.

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R. Kelly’s attorney: ‘It’s going to end with a dismissal or a not guilty’

Steve Greenberg also cast doubt on a tape recently turned over to prosecutors that is alleged to show Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

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R. Kelly’s claim of illiteracy raises more questions than it explains

How has Kelly, who claims he can’t read, made millions writing lyrics and producing chart-topping music? Kelly has never answered that question.

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R. Kelly didn’t show up to court because he can’t read: lawyers

Kelly's new attorneys wrote that the singer "suffers from a learning disability that adversely affects his ability to read, in essence he cannot."