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R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years
 

 
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R. Kelly again came face-to-face with his accusers Wednesday during a sentencing hearing in New York federal court as several of the women recounted the pain he inflicted on them, telling the R&B hitmaker that they are “no longer the preyed-on individuals we once were,” according to the a*sociated Press.

“You made me do things that broke my spirit. I literally wished I would die because of how low you made me feel. Do you remember that?” one woman asked the fallen R&B star in Brooklyn court as he awaited sentencing in his federal s*x trafficking and racketeering case.

Another victim said the Grammy Award winner, known for the 1993 hit “I Believe I Can Fly” and the raunchy musical odyssey “Trapped in the Closet,” manipulated fans into believing that he was someone other than the man the jury saw. Another said the verdict had restored her faith in the justice system.

The emotional sentencing hearing, which began around 7:30 a.m. Pacific and which has taken several breaks since, comes more than nine months after a federal jury in New York convicted the “I’m a Flirt” singer on nine counts of s*x trafficking and racketeering to recruit women, as well as underage girls and boys, for s*x.

Kelly, 55, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has been held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn since the September verdict. The musician kept his hands folded and looked down as he listened to the witnesses, AP reported.

Earlier this month, prosecutors asked that Kelly spend “an excess of 25 years” behind bars, arguing that he is a danger to the public. Prosecutors also pointed to his lack of remorse for exploiting his fame to lure victims.

Kelly’s defense team pushed for the minimum sentence of 10 years or less, arguing that Kelly “experienced a traumatic childhood involving severe, prolonged childhood s*xual abuse, poverty, and violence” and that his victimization continued into adulthood, where he was “repeatedly defrauded and financially abused, often by the people he paid to protect him” because of his literacy deficiencies.

After the long-awaited six-week trial last summer, a federal jury concluded that the Grammy winner used his celebrity status to procure, then mentally and s*xually abuse, girls and young women during a 25-year period. The operation — involving a network of managers and aides who helped Kelly meet girls, and keep them obedient and quiet — amounted to a criminal enterprise (thus the racketeering charge). They also found that Kelly violated the anti-s*x trafficking law known as the Mann Act.

Kelly’s sentencing had been postponed from May because a pre-sentencing report had not been filed, according to CBS. At the time, the judge also denied his attorney’s request to postpone sentencing until after the musician’s trial this August in a separate federal case in his hometown of Chicago.

s*xual misconduct allegations have dogged the hitmaker for decades but were repeatedly sidelined as he built a musical empire on his s*xually explicit songwriting, with titles such as “Ignition,” “Bump N’ Grind” and “Your Body’s Callin’.” The singer-producer long seemed invincible, evading criminal responsibility despite dire accusations involving young women and children — even those stemming from his marriage to musical protégé Aaliyah Haughton, who died in a 2001 plane crash at age 22. (According to court testimony, Kelly abused her when she was 13 or 14 and falsified documents so he could marry her when she was 15 and he was 27.)

But the allegations caught up with the singer in 2018 following the #MeToo movement.


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 1 month ago '20        #2
GingerBreadMan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x23
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good. fu*k paedos.
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 1 month ago '13        #3
THEDONN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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fu*k, he gonna die in they

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 1 month ago '18        #4
Infamous1 
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Got what he deserved, cant treat him differently just cuz he has a bunch of hit songs
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 1 month ago '04        #5
pissin-on-game 
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With time served how much time left? When eligible for parole?
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 1 month ago '07        #6
PowerBar Ernie  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 1 month ago '14        #7
Gordon Gartrell 
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damn kellz lmao
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 1 month ago '19        #8
JBigDawg  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Ghislaine only got 20


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 1 month ago '21        #9
Playboy69  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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R&B Is Dead…
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 1 month ago '11        #10
greedy87 
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30 piece McNugget
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 1 month ago '04        #11
erickonasis  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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And Yet the Trump lady who trafficked kids only got 20


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 1 month ago '07        #12
Bkjj11  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x138
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Belong under the cell

 1 month ago '20        #13
ProfessionalDon  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x21
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Very excessive for some trumped up charges

He was running no cult, what he was convicted of was bogus.

Hopefully Bill Cosby lawyers will be able to get him off
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 1 month ago '21        #14
LeCryintheCar 
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How they gonna get the verzuz cameras in there
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 1 month ago '04        #15
mprnc2000 
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That’s good! nasty pervert. Besides, nobody told him to record his s*xual acts with a minor
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 1 month ago '19        #16
aaf192020  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 JBigDawg said
Ghislaine only got 20


Yeah that's crazy. She definitely deserves life in prison. That bxtch ain't gonna change no matter what.
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 1 month ago '22        #17
Bald GOD 
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it’s OV
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 1 month ago '21        #18
LeCryintheCar 
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Was this federal? If so he better start begging Biden on his way out
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 1 month ago '05        #19
POSITIVITY  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x65
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Well deserved

 1 month ago '11        #20
whouthinkitis  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4 OP
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Catch a 30 yr prison sentence at 55 yrs old.

R. Kelly should have been stopped when he was almost 30 and married a 15 yr old Aaliyah. Dude should've had hands out on him then if not shot for doing what he did.
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 1 month ago '14        #21
BasedSoul  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Yeah he deserves that
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 1 month ago '14        #22
Sphynx 
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First


Thought he was a Teflon Don like MJ


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 1 month ago '04        #23
Kadroan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x27
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Dude should have chilled out after he got off the 1st time.

All these grown groupies crazy over him and he still messed with little girls
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 1 month ago '11        #24
whouthinkitis  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4 OP
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 erickonasis said
And Yet the Trump lady who trafficked kids only got 20
He black the law ain't showing no mercy on anybody outside of being white unless yo money right. Even then that ain't a guarantee.
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 1 month ago '13        #25
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