R. Kelly was known as the “King of R&B” before his music career came crashing down. Kelly was found guilty of countless sex crimes and given 30 years in jail as a punishment. Several women came forward with claims that Kelly videotaped them having sex as minors. The trial has taken yet another turn, and Kelly is not going to testify.

NBC Chicago reports that R. Kelly won’t be testifying in the ongoing child pornography trial. Kelly was asked by Judge Harry Leinenweber asked Kelly if he had discussed taking the stand with his lawyer. He said he had and that his lawyer had advised him against doing so.

“Judge Leinenweber brought up the subject just before attorneys for Kelly and his two co-defendants, Derrel McDavid, Kelly’s business manager, and Milton Brown, brought out their witnesses. McDavid agreed to testify while Brown took the same stance as Kelly.”

Kelly faces accusations of child pornography, tampering with the 2008 trial, and luring minors for sex. McDavid, on the other hand, is charged with helping Kelly fix the 2008 trial while Brown is charged with receiving child pornography.

One of the accusers claimed she had her first sexual encounter with Kelly as a minor and the disgraced singer assaulted her multiple times when she was just 13 years old. Thirsty will keep you updated on the R. Kelly trial.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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