R Kelly, the US singer convicted last year for a sex trafficking case, has announced his sentence. In this article, you will find out all the details concerning his sentence and all the details relating to the case, so just keep on reading.
What Happened with R Kelly?
R Kelly, the famous R&B singer, was issued a sentence of 30 years in jail on June 29, 2022. He was found guilty of 8 counts of sex trafficking and one of racketeering. He was found guilty in a court in New York. It is important to know that the famous singer is also charged with another case and is facing a trial which is for child sex images and obstruction.
The trial for this is being faced in Chicago. Hi also going to face sex abuse charges in Illinois and Minnesota. This definitely comes as a surprise for his fans, considering how good a career he had an image. It is also quite surprising that a victim of child sex abuse himself has been charged with such a case.
The Allegation against Him
His allegation includes the 1994 under-age marriage case where he married Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old, but he obtained a fake ID after bribing the government worker, 1996 – sued by Tiffany Hawkins for emotional distress and personal injuries that she went through and suffered in the three-year relationship with him; 2001-
sued by an intern Tracy Sampson for an indecent sexual relationship when she was 17 years old; in 2002, he was charged more cases where he impregnated Patrice Jones and had sex with Montana Woods without her knowledge. He was also charged with child abuse videos.
He is also charged with trapping women. Apart from these, several who suffered because of him became vocal and used social media to get justice. He was charged with prostitution charges and sex trafficking charges. Finally, he was sentenced to 30 years of prison on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
Who Is R Kelly?
The 55-year-old singer Robert Sylvester Kelly aka R Kelly, is one of the R&B and hip-hop songs. He also earned the nickname of the King of R&B, pop-soul. He sold over 75 million records leading him to the ladder of success as an R&B artist. He was born in Chicago in 1967.
Robert Sylvester Kelly has worked as a singer, songwriter, and record producer and, as mentioned earlier, has worked with several artists in his career. He won three Grammy Awards for the song I Believe I Can Fly. He has worked with artists like Michael Jackson.
Even after such an exuberant career, he was continuously accused of sexual abuse throughout his career. He has been charged with several suits. Against him, the #MuteRKelly movement was also started, which also led to the cancellation of his contract with RCA Records.
He will be facing several other cases under which he is charged because the sufferers deserve justice and have been fighting for it for a long time. After his sentence, many are sharing their views on social media because, after a long flight, the verdict has been given.
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