R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking. The disgraced singer was found guilty on all counts in his federal trial. R. Kelly’s sisters have defended him following his conviction for sex trafficking offenses.
Kelly’s sisters made a recent appearance in Good Morning Britain. During the interview, Cassandra, Lisa, and Theresa expressed their views on the trial’s verdict. They asserted that racism had a key role in the singer’s conviction.
Cassandra was questioned by the host, Noel Phillips, about whether she thought her brother had sex with underage girls. Cassandra spoke to the victims as “bitter” before appearing to deny ever having had sex with a youngster. In response to this assertion, Phillips questioned whether they would acknowledge the victims. She said, “I won’t acknowledge something I don’t have confirmation of,” though.
Cassandra said: “African Americans have always been treated unfairly. And so I think that has a lot to do with [R. Kelly’s sentence] as well as other factors. I can say he may have been with younger women, but as far as underage girls, no—and I stress underage girls. Who has seen that? I believe a lot of the alleged victims are bitter.”
Lisa remarked: “He is not a monster, he is not a pedophile. The only victim I’ve seen that’s been stolen from, lied on, is Robert. I don’t care about what a lot of people [say], I can only go by what I see, what I know, what I’ve experienced.
Phillips read out on air a statement that GMB later got from one of the alleged victims. The sisters of R. Kelly were asked to applaud the ladies of color for speaking up fearlessly. The victim stated that he should be imprisoned for the rest of his life. Check out the full interview below.
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