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1994: Marries Aaliyah The star, then aged 27, marries 15-year-old singer Aaliyah at a secret ceremony in Chicago.
Tiffany Hawkins sues R. Kelly for the "personal injuries and emotional distress" she suffered during a three-year relationship with the star. In court documents, she said she began having sex with Kelly in 1991, when she was 15 and he was 24
2001: Sued by intern Tracy Sampson sues R. Kelly, accusing him of inducing her "into an indecent sexual relationship" when she was 17 years old.
June 2002: Charged over child pornography The star is charged with 21 counts of making child pornography, involving intercourse, oral sex, urination, and other sexual acts.
2002 - 2004: Arrest prompts further charges Kelly is charged with a further 12 counts of making child pornography in Florida
July 2017: Allegations of a "cult" A long and detailed Buzzfeed report accuses R. Kelly of trapping six women in a sex "cult".
Eleven accusers, nine women and two men, took the stand over the searing six-week trial to describe sexual humiliation and violence at his hands. After two days of deliberation, the jury found Kelly guilty on all the charges he was facing. Sentencing is due on 4 May and he could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
In a world of madness at least there is one less master of perversion soon to be walking as a free man
every lawyer who defended him should hang there heads in shame, while they are just doing there jobs surely they sold there souls a long time ago
Although the verdict is set, it doesn’t look like his legal team is accepting the outcome. Following the ruling, R. Kelly’s defense lawyer Devereaux Cannick provided a statement outside of the courtroom. “Of course, Mr. Kelly is disappointed. He was not anticipating this verdict because based on the evidence, why should he anticipate this verdict,” said Devereaux while speaking to Now This News.
As he continued speaking, he claimed that the government “cherry-picked” evidence to support their narrative. He continued stating, “You didn’t get to see what we saw in terms of the discovery. You didn’t get to see all the inconsistencies. We said in our summation that the government cherry-picked their version that they thought would support the continuation of the narrative.”
Before he finished speaking to the press, Deveraux let them know that the fight wasn’t over just yet. He advised that he would be appealing the guilty verdict before leaving reporters. Deveraux wasn’t the only one outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn. A group of women supporters was also outside expressing their disdain of the verdict, which has a reportedly long sentence.
Just two weeks before her untimely death, Aaliyah was hanging out with her boyfriend, Roc-A-Fella Records mogul Damon Dash, in the East Hampton, Long Island home he shared with Jay-Z, dancing to Michael Jackson's Off The Wall album. She was carefree, happy and in love.
Aaliyah was worried about the safety of the plane
A few days later on August 22, 2001, the R&B singer was in Miami to shoot underwater scenes for the music video for her next single, “Rock the Boat.” Aaliyah and crew then flew to the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas to continue the shoot. Dash would later reveal in a 2016 interview on The Real that he had advised the singer not to travel to the island and that she had expressed apprehension about the safety of the plane.
The same thing has also occurred with serial killers. The two specific cases that come to mind are Ted Bundy & Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker).
the mind boggles at the fact he has any fans left whether female or male
The problem is though this monster never went to prison in the first place, money afforded him his freedom to continue his depravity, hopefully when that cell door is locked it is never opened again in this case.
originally posted by: UpThenDown
a reply to: Edumakated
what crimes are the victims guilty of in your opinion?