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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