R. Kelly was as soon as prosecuted for allegedly abusing a minor — an notorious case from 2008 during which she by no means testified … however that is all about to alter now as he heads to trial anew.
The disgraced singer, who’s already been convicted of intercourse crimes in New York and faces 30 years behind bars, has one other day in court docket forward of him. Come Monday, his federal trial in Chicago — for which he is going through comparable fees and sentencing — goes to start.
On prime of the 4 accusers on this Chicago case — all of whom will testify — the girl who Kelly was accused of urinating on on tape at simply age 14, amongst different heinous crimes, is ready to take the stand as nicely … to talk on the ’08 case and her expertise with him basically.
Per new court docket filings, cited by AP, prosecutors say the unidentified alleged sufferer from again then — now in her 30s — will handle claims that R. Kelly rigged the 2008 case in an try to hinder justice … together with allegedly paying off/threatening this lady on the time.
Many will recall … Kelly was acquitted and went free, largely as a result of the alleged sufferer refused to cooperate and testify. Now, it seems she’ll clarify why that occurred, from her perspective, for the primary time ever. Her identification has remained hidden all these years.
There’s extra … these new filings say prosecutors plan to play that very same VHS tape from ’08 in court docket once more as this present trial fires up. Along with that, there are reportedly going to be a minimum of 3 different movies offered as proof in court docket. Unclear if all of them pertain to 2008.
Prosecutors declare that R. Kelly had intercourse with/recorded the 2008 alleged sufferer a whole bunch of instances between 1998 and 2000, a interval when she was as younger as 13 years previous. In addition they acknowledge that a few of these intercourse tapes had been stolen and peddled on the road.
R. Kelly has pleaded not responsible, insisting all alongside that his accusers are mendacity.