Embattled singer, R. Kelly has been discovered responsible on all counts in s*x-trafficking trial.
The R&B celebrity who has lengthy been trailed by accusations of s*xual misconduct and abuse was discovered guilty in New York right now.
Kelly, who has been in custody for a lot of the time since he was formally charged in 2019, was convicted on one rely of racketeering and eight counts of violating the Mann Act, a legislation that bars the transport of individuals throughout state traces “for any immoral function.”
Kelly, who faces a long time in jail when he’s sentenced on Might 4, appeared stoic and wore a masks as the decision was learn aloud within the Brooklyn federal courtroom.
Kelly, finest identified for the 1996 hit “I Imagine I Can Fly,” pleaded not responsible to all costs within the case. The singer, whose actual title is Robert Sylvester Kelly, didn’t take the stand in his personal protection.
Gerald Griggs, a lawyer who stated he represents a number of Kelly accusers and their households, thanked his shoppers for his or her “immense power” and expressed his gratitude to prosecutors.
“That is just the start. We’ve been preventing this battle since 2017 and most of the victims have been preventing this battle for years,” Griggs stated. “Lastly, their voices had been heard.”