Judge Issues No-Bail Arrest Warrant for R. Kelly

23 February, 2019, 00:57 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • R. Kelly charged in Cook County with aggravated criminal sexual abuse source	 	 	 			Scott Olson  Getty Images

But he has previously shared that the singer denies any wrongdoing.

The singer, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, is one of the top-selling recording artists of all time. "And as far as sentencing, any judge will know his past history and how flagrant this behavior is", he added, referring to Kelly's continued and unabashed connection with multiple young women, even after his 2002 arrest.

This news comes after high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti claimed last week that he had a new, almost 45-minute video of Kelly engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl. Several more women came forward with accusations, and according to TMZ's sources one even provided physical evidence.

The indictment says in at least one instance, the abuse of a minor occurred between 1998 and 1999 but that it clearly fell within the 20-year charging window allowed under IL law.

"It took this long to indict R.Kelly because the victims are Black girls", political analyst Zerlina Maxwell, who describes herself as a survivor of sexual assault, wrote on Twitter.


He has never been convicted and denies all the allegations.

They were unable to pinpoint the year of the concert but said it was either 1995 or 1996, adding Kelly's security picked them out of the arena's crowd. Andrea Kelly, who was married to the singer from 1996 to 2009, said she was speaking out to save lives and bring validity to other women's stories of alleged abuse at the hands of the entertainer.

With Washington in the bathroom, Kelly asked Scaff for oral sex and then had intercourse with her although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and "did not have the capacity to consent", she said.

The 52-year-old was the subject of a documentary titled Surviving R. Kelly.

R Kelly's record label, Sony BMG, has parted ways with him.

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