R Kelly

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R Kelly associate jailed for intimidating singer’s accuser with arson attack
Michael Williams had pleaded guilty to attack, one of three alleged instances of witness intimidation relating to the Kelly trial, and was sentenced to eight years

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Nov, 2021 @9:46 AM

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Can the R Kelly verdict lead to a shift in the music industry?
After years of sexual abuse allegations, the R&B singer has finally had to face punishment for his crimes but will a wider reckoning follow?

Tshepo Mokoena

02, Oct, 2021 @5:17 AM

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If society valued Black women and girls, convicting R Kelly wouldn’t take so long | Tayo Bero
For decades, Kelly hid his predatory behavior in plain sight – and people did nothing

Tayo Bero

29, Sep, 2021 @10:16 AM

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R Kelly’s ex-wife says victim shaming stopped women coming forward
Drea Kelly puts focus on what happens outside courtroom after singer’s racketeering and sex trafficking conviction

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

28, Sep, 2021 @11:49 AM

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R Kelly found guilty on racketeering and sex trafficking charges
Jury finds singer guilty of running a criminal enterprise that recruited women and children and subjected them to sexual exploitation and coercion

Lauren Aratani and Gloria Oladipo in New York

28, Sep, 2021 @2:02 AM

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R Kelly verdict caps decades of abuse that predominantly targeted Black women and children
Court heard Kelly used fame and power to subject his victims to sexual and physical abuse

Adam Gabbatt and agencies

27, Sep, 2021 @7:25 PM

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‘He put the fear of God in me’: key testimony from the R Kelly trial
The court heard of physical and sexual abuse from a ‘controlling’ singer who witnesses said acted with impunity

Adam Gabbatt

27, Sep, 2021 @7:25 PM

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Who is R Kelly’s defense attorney, Nicole Blank Becker?
The only woman on the singer’s defense team, Becker has branded herself as a staunch defender of those who have been accused of sexual abuse

Lauren Aratani

01, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Intimidating’ R Kelly put ‘fear of God in me’, third accuser says
Witness, now 39, testifies in court about relationship she had with ‘controlling’ singer when she was 17

Lauren Aratani in New York

27, Aug, 2021 @12:26 AM

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Aaliyah: ‘Her sound is the R&B blueprint’
She died in a plane crash 20 years ago – but her records still sound like the future. As they finally hit streaming services, fans and acquaintances explore Aaliyah’s enduring appeal

Rhian Jones

13, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Phil Spector defined the toxic music svengali – a figure that persists today
Spector, who has died aged 81, created a culture of cruelty that was seen by the music industry as a symptom of genius. It’s a scenario that has played out again and again

Laura Snapes

18, Jan, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Surviving R Kelly producers: 'We wanted to explain why you shouldn’t blame survivors'
The documentary sparked a boycott of the singer and reignited court cases. Now, the creators are examining his alleged crimes again

André Wheeler

08, Jan, 2020 @10:14 PM

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