You have witnessed criminals and courts sentence them appropriately for their crimes, and you believe this is normal. However, the situation becomes more complicated when the celebrity is implicated in significant criminal activity, and most of the globe is interested in the outcome.
The same thing happened with R Kelly, the famous musician, when he faced six allegations that proved true, and the court found him guilty on all counts. Among those charges, human trafficking stood out.
After weeks of arduous, tumultuous, and upsetting testimony, a jury in New York convicted him guilty. It’s a high-profile case, as numerous foreign news outlets covered it, and numerous testimonials were given.
He used to seduce ladies and teenagers for ulterior motives, and, before that, he would physically assault them.
Along with his success as a producer of some incredible mega-hits in the 1990s and as one of R&B’s top talents, the Chicago-born star’s claims have risen swiftly.
R Kelly was initially charged with sexual abuse of a minor, which led to the opening of his other files, which led to his main yard, where a New York jury discovered his infinite crimes against women and adolescent girls, whom he and his members engaged in physically and mentally attacking.
Robert Sylvester Kelly has received three Grammy Awards and has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him the most successful commercial R&B artist of all time.
Following six weeks of intense trial preparation, US Attorney Elizabeth Geddes described a “Robert Kelly-centric universe” where the singer’s associates defended his predatory behavior.
2012 R Kelly Memoir
R Kelly also discussed his incident in his 2012 memoir, in which he detailed his early encounters with harassment.
He was initially approached by an older woman when he was eight and then by an elderly neighbor in his pre-teen years.
According to the rumor, R Kelly is uneducated and illiterate. His defense attorney asserts, “writes in phonetic notes rather than conventional English,” even though he has sold 14 solo albums.
Almost immediately, time passed, the charges mounted, and the impact on his celebrity wreaked havoc on his life. Numerous co-singers also dropped him from their records, and numerous labels severed ties with him.
According to a Buzzfeed article released in 2017, R Kelly held six women hostage between Chicago and Atlanta in 2017. Simultaneously, the Mute R Kelly campaign was started in Atlanta by two women, Kenyette Barnes and Oronike.
The campaign tried to persuade people to boycott his music. Odeleye stated at the time, “Someone had to speak up for Black women.”
2019 was a catastrophic year for him, as numerous more celebrities, including the famed ‘Lady Gaga,’ came up and apologized for collaborating with him.
The result appears to favor the victims out there; a jury comprised of five women and seven men found him guilty on all counts. Utilizing fame in this manner landed him in the worst nightmare of his life.