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R. Kelly’s Legal Team Appeals Federal Sex Crimes Case in New York

Troubling Texts Showing Mother of R. Kelly Victim Instructing Her How to Seduce Singer Revealed in Court Documents R. Kelly performingCHICAGO – JUNE 22: Singer R. Kelly performs at the United Center during the “WGCI-FM Summer Jam 2014” on June 22, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

The New York federal sex crimes trial of R. Kelly has officially been appealed.

In 2021, R. Kelly was found guilty on 9 federal counts that included sex crimes, human trafficking, and RICO charges. As TMZ reports, the singer says his conviction should be reversed because the government did not meet its burden of proof in court. Some of the evidence the prosecutors presented during the trial has been criticized by Kelly’s lawyers.

In the legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Kelly’s legal team states that at least 4 of the jurors admitted to prejudging the singer guilty after watching the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary on Lifetime. The attorneys say they should never have been on the jury.

Kelly’s team also argues that the alleged underage girls in the case were 18 years old during sexual relationships. For those that may have been underage, Kelly’s legal team states the singer was misled.

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R. Kelly (Getty)

His team also argues that details about Kelly’s sexual preferences and accounts about STDs as well as bedroom behavior were not relevant to the case andhurt his ability to get a fair trial.

The appeal demands a reversal of his convictions or at least a new trial.

R. Kelly is currently serving a 30-year sentence in this matter and another 20 years after being convicted in a separate federal case in Chicago on similar charges. There is no appeal filed yet in the Chicago case.



R. Kelly Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Child Pornography and Enticement of a Minor

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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 17: Singer R. Kelly performs in concert during the ’12 Nights Of Christmas’ tour at Kings Theatre on December 17, 2016, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Webbies the stories for Social Heat got us shaking our head like a polaroid picture. On April 10, courts released transcripts showing Alice Clary texting her teenage daughter Azriel Clary how to entice and seduce R. Kelly. Social media posted their disgust, remembering how Azriel and her husband Angeloappeared on the 2019 Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” and claimed that the disgraced Grammy-winning singer had kidnapped their daughter. Many people are clamoring for Azriel and Angelo also to face jail time, reports Madamenoire. However, according to her posts, Azriel denies the accusations, saying, “I don’t do anything clout, analytics, or views. So spare us both the fake love, I do not play that sh**.” Sure, Jan. This whole situation is sick all around, smh.


Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx Drops 4 Sex Abuse Cases Against R. Kelly | VIDEO

American R&B singer Robert Kelly, professionally known as R. Kelly, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for child pornography and the enticement of a minor following his conviction in September 2022. But the disgraced rapper will only serve one year in addition to his previous 30-year sentence.

Kelly had a successful career in R&B prior to his initial charge and arrest, but it was plagued by over two decades of allegations that he had sexually abused underage girls. Kelly was indicted on child pornography charges in 2002 but later acquitted in 2008.

However, in 2019, the singer was indicted on ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and two federal indictments. Kelly was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking in 2021 and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

His most recent sentence was handed down on Thursday after his motion for a new trial was denied last week. Prosecutors called Kelly a serial sexual predator who targeted young girls and requested that he serve 25 years after he completed his 30-year prison sentence.

However, Kelly’s defence team argued that, in reality, the musician was already serving a life sentence and would not pose a threat in his mid-80s if he survived his 30-year sentence. The court ruled today that 19 years of the 20-year prison sentence would be served concurrently, and one year would be served after the 30 years are complete.

Before Kelly’s sentencing was issued, attorney Christopher Brown read a statement from one of his victims, who went by the pseudonym Jane. The woman said that she had lost her dignity and teenage years because of the singer, who recorded himself urinating on her.

“I will forever be the girl that R. Kelly peed on,” Jane said.

The victim disclosed during the trial that Kelly started having sex with her when she was 15. According to Jane, she had denied being the girl in the video because she was afraid something would happen to her parents, and she did not want to be the person in it.


R. Kelly Speaks on Joycelyn Savage Baby Rumors and ‘I Admit it’ Album | AudioVideo

A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she’s dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced the decision a day ahead of a hearing related to state charges accusing him of sexually abusing four people, three of whom were minors. She said she would ask a judge to dismiss the indictments Tuesday.
Foxx, who in 2019 had pleaded with women and girls to come forward so she could pursue charges against Kelly, acknowledged that the decision “may be disappointing” to his accusers.

“Mr. Kelly is potentially looking at the possibility of never walking out of prison again for the crimes that he’s committed,” the prosecutor said, referring to his federal convictions. “While today’s cases are no longer being pursued, we believe justice has been served.”

Since Kelly was indicted in Cook County in 2019, federal juries in Chicago and New York have convicted him of a raft of crimes, including child pornography, enticement, racketeering and sex trafficking related to allegations that he victimized women and girls.
Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is serving a 30-year prison sentence in the New York case and awaits sentencing on Feb. 23 in Chicago federal court. He is appealing those convictions. Based on the New York sentence alone, the 56-year-old won’t be eligible for release until he is around 80.
Foxx said she reached out to Kelly’s lawyer two weeks ago to indicate that charges might be dropped. She also spoke to the women whose allegations were at the heart of the case.

FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. A Chicago prosecutor said Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, following federal convictions in two courts that ensure the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades.(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. A Chicago prosecutor said Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, following federal convictions in two courts that ensure the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades.(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

Foxx expressed praise for the “courage it took for them to come forward.”
Kelly’s attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, said she was “pleased” with the prosecution’s decision to drop charges.
“He only has one life to give. So I don’t know how many sentences upon sentences would satisfy people,” Bonjean said.
Lanita Carter, who said she was sexually assaulted by R. Kelly in February 2003, said she was “extremely disappointed” with the news.
“I have spent nearly 20 years hoping that my abuser would be brought to justice for what he did to me. With today’s announcement, all hope of justice for my case is gone,” Carter said, adding that she trusted Foxx and her office with her story and has spent four years steeling herself to face Kelly to no avail.

FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. A Chicago prosecutor said Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, following federal convictions in two courts that ensure the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades.(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. A Chicago prosecutor said Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, following federal convictions in two courts that ensure the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades.(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

Prosecutor: R. Kelly sex abuse charges to be dropped
A Chicago prosecutor is dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly. The decision follows federal convictions in two different courts that ensure the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. (Jan. 31)

“Justice has been denied for me,” she said.
Prosecutors sometimes choose to go ahead with more trials out of a concern that convictions elsewhere could be reversed during appeals. They see an opportunity for additional convictions as insurance.
“We didn’t do a monetary cost-benefit analysis,” Foxx said, adding, however, that resources spent on a trial now could instead be used “in advocacy for other survivors of sexual abuse.”
Another sexual-misconduct case is pending in Hennepin County, Minnesota, where the Grammy Award-winner faces solicitation charges. That case, too, has been on hold while the federal cases played out. Minnesota prosecutors haven’t said whether they still intend to take Kelly to trial.

Known for his smash hit “I Believe I Can Fly” and for sex-infused songs such as “Bump n’ Grind,” Kelly sold millions of albums even after allegations about his abuse of young girls began circulating publicly in the 1990s. He beat child pornography charges in Chicago in 2008, when a jury acquitted him.
Widespread outrage over Kelly’s sexual misconduct didn’t emerge until the #MeToo reckoning and the release of the Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” in early 2019.
Foxx announced the Cook County charges months before the federal cases in New York and Chicago. Foxx’s office alleged he repeatedly sought out girls for sex, including one he encountered at her 16th birthday party and another who met Kelly while he was on trial in 2008.
Federal prosecutors in New York told jurors at his 2021 trial that Kelly used his entourage of managers and aides to meet girls and keep them obedient, an operation that prosecutors said amounted to a criminal enterprise.

Last year, prosecutors at Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago portrayed him as a master manipulator who used his fame and wealth to reel in star-struck fans, some of them minors, to sexually abuse then discard them. Four accusers testified.
While prosecutors in that case won convictions on six of the 13 counts against him in that case, the government lost the marquee count — that Kelly and his then-business manager successfully rigged his 2008 child pornography trial.


R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Yrs In Prison {VIDEO} R. Kelly and Joycelyn Savage / Getty

R. Kelly is speaking out and wants you to know the real deal between him andJoycelyn Savage and that mystery album that came out a few weeks ago called I Admit it.

In his first interview since being convicted of sex trafficking, the disgraced singer cleared up several rumors, according to Rap-Up.

Speaking with “The Natasha Simona Sequence” executive producer, Rick Party, Kelly was asked whether he fathered a child with his fiancée.

“Hell nah!” the 55-year-old told Rick Party. “She didn’t have a child.”

His denial comes after an Instagram account claiming to be Savage posted photos of a baby girl named Ava Lee Kelly, who was born on Dec. 8.

Also, as we mentioned up top, Kelly also addressed a certain bootleg album called I Admit It, which was mysteriously uploaded to streaming services earlier this month.

“I didn’t put out no album. If I would have put out an album, it wouldn’t have been called I Admit It,” said Kelly, whose lawyers are investigating the unauthorized release.

And now you know.


Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following his conviction last year on federal racketeering and sex trafficking charges.

“He lured young girls and boys into his orbit, often through empty or conditioned promises of assistance in developing a career in the entertainment industry or simply by playing into the minors’ understandable desire to meet and spend time with a popular celebrity,” federal prosecutors wrote in their sentencing letter.



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Comment by evolution on April 14, 2023 at 12:14pm

I never believe R. Kelly did the things he was accused of. 

Comment by mr1stroke on February 2, 2023 at 1:18am

Tyrone that is what they do to all black entertainers, its another form of slavery that many are not paying attention to, it is big money and wealth that can pass from generation to generation, that's how white people stay wealthy, they either pay for the work or kill you if you refuse, than give chump change to the family and take it, realize they don't do anything to those artists who just performed, or sell the work, they only go after those who refuses

Comment by James on February 1, 2023 at 11:41pm
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Comment by Tyrone on February 1, 2023 at 9:58pm

It seems to me she dropped the charges because she knew she didn't have anything.  The only reason the Feds got a conviction is (1) they used the MANN Act and (2) they used RICO which is a catch all.  Ever noticed they didn't broadcast that trial, but Johnny Depp and his ex wife they plastered that shite all over the media every day.  Like I said before, I'm not excusing R. Kelly for his indiscretions, but the minute he started asking for his masters and royalties, all hell broke loose.  They want him dead.  Once he's dead, he'll be worth more than being alive, and you'll see how they make him out to be a saint once he's dead.  That's just the way the game goes.


Comment by John Smith on July 4, 2022 at 2:39am
Comment by stephen myers on July 2, 2022 at 11:30pm

He got more time than a child rapist or a pedophile, historically white men have raped men, women, children, even to this day it goes on, as the book I read called ‘ The Politics of Serial Murder’ by David Mc Gowan, author of course died from cancer which they have weaponized. How about the Black Republican Larry King who had young boys as sex slaves, or Boys town where they raped young Boys, many scandal’s in this ‘Great Satan’ where you all think you are in the greatest place in the world, Malcolm X was way ahead of his time.

Comment by mr1stroke on July 1, 2022 at 10:46pm

Tyrone you said it in your comment " if they want you, they will get you" its a whole system set up to continue slavery, no matter what a black person to the white system will inherit the wealth. There are those who will come on here and say what does politics have to do with it, that is when you recognize the fools and the blind they don't know a system is form of a group to continue to keep others down where they want them, they can brag about being democrats and how they hate republicans whether you vote republicans or democrats they are both part of the system that is set up for them and against white people, other wise why is there 2 types of different democrats, the whites who are flourishing and the blacks hurrying into poverty.

They did the same thing to James Brown when they locked him up, Black Artists sampling his work by white labels and never paid for the rights, they used his songs in movies, songs like " Try me, the pay back, I feel good,  and also papa's got a brand new bag" they never paid him for any of them, until he walked away, but he was still on top even though they do continue to rip him off.

You have to understand black women in this country is a black mans worse enemy, they trust and love their master because they want to live like white women, that is why to submit to white people and always after to destroy a black man, even in the work place do the survey and you will see they always use a black woman to bring a successful black man down, I call it reverse racism, so b****** like Gayle and Oprah only serving their masters, but you also see how the black community is still under the masters spell, they are quick to deliver a black man to white people without questioning, ask your self how come the Jewish don't do the same? I truly believe negros were meant to serve white people, they will always remain slaves one way or another, its easy to tell a free black man by his mentality, any black person who is willing to make excuses for white people or hos condition is some what a slave, and will not like you if you tell him any different, that type of negro will submit and protects his master no matter what. The sad part if R Kelly and Cosby give up the rights to their work today, they will get out of prison and get a brand new start to make more work for those dame people who will own their rights, the sad part if they die today those companies will package their work and sale it to the public so the White companies can carry their agenda those same negros will buy it. That is so sad, the mind of a negro, for ever slaves.

Comment by Tyrone on July 1, 2022 at 4:36pm

This all comes down to cheating R. Kelly of his rights to his own royalties......simple.  There's nothing else but greed to take what he worked.  Allegedly, when R. Kelly started going after the rights to his own music, this whole ordeal started.  And what's sad, if he dies he will leave nothing to his children.  These monsters will have stolen his whole legacy.  That whole trial was nothing but a farce, and sadly we had black women like Oprah (the mammy) and Gayle King (the witch) that stoked the fire to sway public opinion against him.  He was no child trafficker or anything like that.  But, it only goes to show, if they want you, they will get you.  Every living black man that has wealth, the goal is to try to break them financially, spiritually, psychologically and emotionally.  The same Jewish power that promotes them, breaks them.  Sad, but that's the way it is.

Comment by mr1stroke on July 1, 2022 at 4:35pm

And it's not about defending R Kelly and Cosby, it's questioning the system many of you believing in, there are those of us who knows the truth of how that system was put in place to destroy successful black men. As a black man I can be next and put through hell just like them, no black man is safe.

Comment by mr1stroke on July 1, 2022 at 4:32pm

When the finger is point at the niggers the first thing they tell you is that who are we to judge we are not God, but those same niggers can jump and cheer up when a white man who is playing judge to destroy a black man.

So let see, that judge gave R Kelly 30 years, that means he had all the evidence and the truth, if so let me question that judge and all those who continue to call R Kelly a monster?

About 90% of those black celebrities who died their works are own by white corporations, and those who refused to hand over their works are murdered, how about Michael Jackson and Prince. R Kelly refused to hand over the masters and publishing, he was warned for years, not to include all those other Artists royalties that he owns, Bill Cosby refused to hand over his publishing, and the rights for his work he was warned they killed his son as a last warning, so they committed to torture him until he gives it up.

The young lady said she met R Kelly at a mall when she was 14 years old, he promised her music mentorship a year later it turned to a sex slave relationship. So let's see a year later she was 15 years old, where was she live, where were her parents, was she reported missing, how come they did not report R Kelly to the police since she was a minor, when she turned 16 and 17 did she knows she was a sex slave, how come she did not go to the police, how come they don't charge her parents with no crimes?

The money was flowing every one had fame, the powerful was setting up R Kelly to get his back against the wall, when the cops raided his property how come they did not find anything wrong, how come the girls did not report him instead they were on social media bragging about the good life?

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