Category: R. Kelly

R. Kelly Found Guilty on Multiple Counts in Sexual Abuse Trial

CHICAGO—R&B singer R. Kelly was found guilty on Wednesday on multiple charges of child pornography and luring underage girls to have sex with him but not guilty of obstructing a 2008 state case that ended with his acquittal. In his latest trial, Kelly—whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly—was found guilty by a jury on…


R. Kelly’s Lawyer Gets Chance to Question Government Witness

CHICAGO—R. Kelly’s legal team will get its chance to question the government’s star witness on Friday after she gave what jurors could see as damning testimony against Kelly at his federal trial in Chicago on charges that include the production of child pornography. Jane, the pseudonym used for her during the trial, has been central…


Self-Described R. Kelly Manager Pleads Guilty to Stalking

NEW YORK—A self-described manager and adviser to R. Kelly pleaded guilty Tuesday to an interstate stalking charge, less than a week after he was convicted of making a phone threat that gunfire was about to occur in a Manhattan theater where a documentary about the singer was about to be shown. Donnell Russell, 47, of…


R. Kelly Removed From Suicide Watch at Brooklyn Jail

Former R&B star and convicted sex trafficker “R. Kelly” has been removed from suicide watch at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC), rendering a lawsuit his attorney filed moot. Assistant U.S. Attorney Melanie Speight confirmed in a letter to a federal court that the convicted sex trafficker, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, had been reassessed,…


R. Kelly Gets 30 Years: Will His Music Last?

A jury has convicted R&B singer R. Kelly on nine federal counts of sexual exploitation and racketeering, and a judge has sentenced him to 30 years in prison. But the question remains, as it has for other miscreant artists: will his music live on, and what do consumers and music providers/hosts do about it in…


R. Kelly Sues Prison for Putting Him on Suicide Watch

Convicted sex trafficker and former R&B star Robert Sylvester “R.” Kelly has sued the Brooklyn prison housing him claiming they’ve unlawfully placed him on suicide watch as a form of punishment. The complaint, filed by Kelly’s lawyer Jennifer Bonjean, comes days after Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison after he was convicted of federal…


R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years for Sex Trafficking

Former R&B star R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday after he was convicted of using his fame and wealth to lure women and children into a scheme that subjected them to degrading sexual abuse and physical harm. The 55-year-old disgraced “I Believe I Can Fly” star, whose full name is…


R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

NEW YORK—R. Kelly was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 years in prison, following the multiplatinum R&B singer’s conviction for exploiting his stardom and wealth over decades to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex. The sentence was imposed nine months after Kelly, 55, was convicted of racketeering and sex crimes, in a…


R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison in Sex Case

NEW YORK—R. Kelly was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 years in prison, following the multiplatinum R&B singer’s conviction for exploiting his stardom and wealth over decades to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex. The sentence was imposed nine months after Kelly, 55, was convicted of racketeering and sex crimes, in a…


R. Kelly Seeks 10 Years in Prison, the Minimum, as Sentencing Looms in Sex Case

NEW YORK—R. Kelly deserves no more than 10 years in prison despite his conviction for scheming over decades to recruit women and girls for sex, reflecting how history as an abused child may have led to his adult “hypersexuality,” the R&B singer’s lawyer said. Kelly’s bid for leniency was detailed in a Tuesday filing in…