/ 28 September 2021

R Kelly found guilty

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

American R&B singer and producer R Kelly has been found guilty on all 9 counts that he faced in his sex trafficking trial in Brooklyn federal court. During a 5.5 week trial, prosecutors accused him of using his celebrity status to lure women and underage girls with promises of jumpstarting their careers. He then demanded their strict obedience and would punish them if they failed. Several witnesses said Kelly instilled fear in those who did not fulfil his every need, including sexually. Kelly did not testify in his defence and has long denied the many allegations from many women against him. He faces a long prison sentence – that is yet to come. And he is facing charges in other states.

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