Why Is R Kelly Still Free

September 20, 2007

September 20. 2007

R Kelly

It has been five years since the discovery of evidence pointing to his penchant for sex with underage girls. Since that time many others came forward to Vibe magazine testifying of their relationships with him as well, in which he promised them recording contracts and fame.

What they got was underage sex and emotional and psychological issues that have stayed with them to this day. The girls ranged in age from 13 to 15 years old.

Aaliyah

And let’s not forget, to me what is the worse piece of evidence, R. Kelly was married to late R&B singer Aaliyah, when she was all of 15 and he was 28. That’s all I needed to know.

It was alleged in Vibe magazine that he obtained a fake Illinois ID for her when she was 15, that stated she was 18, and they wed in a Chicago registrars office.

A year later, her parents had the marriage annulled via a Detroit judge. His name was mentioned in the article. Both the marriage and annulment are in Chicago and Detroit court records respectively.

The album Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, written and produced by R Kelly, was clearly what he was thinking regarding a then 15 year old Aaliyah

I always wonder why he wasn’t jailed then, as her father expressed that he was furious with R Kelly. He wouldn’t directly say why, but the Vibe article printed the marriage certificate and the information regarding the annulment. Therefore, you can pretty much guess why.

I remember years ago when Aailyah’s career had just started, R Kelly through a publicist announced the formation of his new label, Blackground Records.

After the scandal with Aaliyah, all people heard was the label was now Aaliyah’s uncle’s, staffed by their family members. Was that apart of a settlement, as it was introduced as being wholly owned by R Kelly and operated as such for over a year.

He should have been brought to justice then, as his conduct qualifies as statutory rape because she was 15 years old. And guess what happened? No charges were filed, they allowed him to remain free, then years later, a video tape surfaces, allegedly of R Kelly having sex with another 15 year old girl. Clearly a habit.

R Kelly has denied it is him on the tape, even inexcusably trying to state it is his brother. While I haven’t seen the tape and do not wish to, I have seen a photo of R Kelly’s brother online and they don’t look alike.

Carey Kelly

His brother is furious that R Kelly tried to pass the buck to him, as he himself has children and the accusation has caused him much embarrassment. His brother said in an article:

“Why are people feeling sorry for [R.]?” Carey asked. “Saying that the girl’s lying and that’s why he caught the case? He caught the case because that’s God’s way of waking him up. What you put out there comes back. It’s called karma. But I’m not trying to say anything that’s going to put him behind bars. I just wish that people that supposedly love him really reach out to him and say, ‘You need help, man.’ He’s sick and he needs help…”Chief among them, Carey says R. offered him $50,000, a record deal and a house if he would perjure himself on the witness stand.” – MTV


R&B star R. Kelly is reportedly at the center of another scandal, after claims from his troubled younger brother the singer has had sex with minors, beats his wife, has molested his nieces and has had physical relations with men. Carey Kelly launched the extraordinary attack in a low-budget DVD, which has since been leaked on the internet.

On it he claims his brother was so proud of a sex tape depicting him having intercourse with an underage girl, he held a special screening of it on his tour bus.

The sibling also contends R. Kelly offered him $50,000 and a lucrative record deal to hand himself over to police as the star of the video, so the Ignition hitmaker escaped charges. http://www.starpulse.com/news

Further damning evidence surfaced via R Kelly selling his Chicago home, with someone releasing pictures of the house, in it was a room in the property that matches the one on the illegally made tape of the 15 year old girl he was having sex with.

There is sufficient evidence to illustrate that R Kelly has a problem, a penchant for underage girls, who he is clearly a danger to, which renders him a danger to the community for that reason.

But what did we do? He was rewarded with numerous additional platinum albums, multiple tours and rave reviews for his music.

He’s going out on tour again, where it was alleged in the past, people in his camp would sneak underage girls backstage for him. It is my sincere prayer that he will be watched on this tour, to protect someone else’s innocent child from losing their innocence.

This cannot be allowed to continue. This needn’t happen again. They need to get R Kelly off the streets and into treatment.

I think if you commit certain crimes in life, you should automatically lose your career, especially if it has some form of a public podium attached to it.

While, God can forgive him, He also condones the use of the court system to bring lawbreakers to justice and pay their debts to society.

This isn’t a case of someone going around robbing banks. That money can be replaced. What he is doing to these underage girls cannot be undone. One can only pray they recover, as it is a terrible trauma.

This attitude from some, not all, of, “Oh, we have to support our black brother” or making excuses for his conduct because he is famous, isn’t going to fly. Bet you won’t want to support him if he catches your 13 year old daughter.

R. Kelly trial delayed until ’08

CHILD PORN CASE | Lawyer bickering may be the reason

September 5, 2007 – The trial of R&B superstar R. Kelly seemed as far off as ever Tuesday, as a Cook County judge announced yet another delay in the five-year-old case.

Kelly, 40, had been scheduled to go on trial Sept. 17 on child pornography charges. But Judge Vincent Gaughan said in court Tuesday it would be postponed.

“We are not going to be going to trial the 17th of September,” Gaughan said, without explaining why not.

Shauna Boliker, the lead prosecutor on the case, gave birth to a son last week. In an e-mail to reporters, Gaughan’s media liaison Terry Sullivan said Boliker “is not able to proceed at this time” because of “doctor’s orders.”

But other sources attributed the latest delay to lawyers’ wrangling over expert witnesses the prosecutors want to call.

Prosecutors charged Kelly in 2002 with making a 26-minute videotape in which he appears to be having sex with an underage girl. Kelly pleaded not guilty. The girl, allegedly 14 on the tape, is now 22 and has denied she is the one who appears.

The case has been plagued by delays from the beginning, with the defense and prosecution blaming each other. Then, in July 2006, Gaughan suffered injuries after falling from a ladder at his Chicago home. When he returned, Gaughan presided over the trial of now-convicted Brown’s Chicken killer Juan Luna.

A law enforcement source said the R. Kelly case will not go to trial until the spring of 2008 — after the trial of accused Brown’s Chicken killer James Degorski, Luna’s alleged accomplice. On Tuesday, Gaughan set a Feb. 13, 2008, trial date for Degorski.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/542223,CST-NWS-rkelly05.article

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