In wake of Chicago conviction, R. Kelly files motions for acquittal and new trial
Disgraced singer R. Kelly filed a pair of motions in Chicago’s federal court Tuesday seeking a new trial or an outright reversal of his conviction two months ago on child pornography and other sex abuse-related charges.chicagotribune.com
Ex-R. Kelly business manager wants feds to pay legal bills
A month after winning a stunning acquittal on all charges, the attorney for R. Kelly’s former business manager Derrel McDavid has filed an unusual request to force the government to pony up McDavid’s nearly million-dollar legal tab.chicagotribune.com
Chicago’s federal courthouse to reopen Wednesday after ‘system failures’ prompt closure
The closure delayed proceedings in several ongoing trials at the building, including that of disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly and two former associates on charges related to child pornography and obstruction of justice.chicagotribune.com
Music critic Jim DeRogatis seeks to quash subpoena to testify at R. Kelly trial
The motion, filed by DeRogatis and his current employer, The New Yorker, alleges that by subpoenaing the longtime journalist to testify, attorneys for Kelly’s co-defendant, Derrel McDavid, are trying to out his “newsgathering” on trial.chicagotribune.com
R. Kelly's lawyers start defense; he says he won't testify
R. Kelly’s lawyers began mounting a defense Thursday in Chicago against federal charges of child pornography, enticement of minors for sex and fixing his 2008 state trial, with an initial witness contending the singer was himself a victim of blackmail.
Arguments R. Kelly motion for acquittal to be heard, followed by defense case Thursday
The federal judge R. Kelly’s federal child pornography trial is scheduled to take up requests by the disgraced R&B star and his two co-defendants to acquit them of all charges before the jury even gets the case.chicagotribune.com
Former R. Kelly girlfriend testifies singer’s associate suggested they should’ve killed her over sex tape
A former girlfriend of R. Kelly’s sobbed in a federal courtroom Thursday as she testified that Kelly’s longtime business manager told her in 2007 they should have killed her instead of paying her to return an incriminating videotape of Kelly having sex with her and a 14-year-old girl. Lisa Van Allen, 42, took the witness stand on the ninth day of Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago, where the ...news.yahoo.com
Woman says it was her, R. Kelly in key video at singer's 2008 trial
A woman who has been central to R. Kelly’s legal troubles for more than two decades testified Thursday that the R&B singer sexually abused her “hundreds” of times before she turned 18 and that it was her and Kelly in a videotape that was at the heart of his 2008 child pornography trial, at which he was acquitted.news.yahoo.com
R. Kelly lawyer to cross-examine woman who testified she was teen on infamous sex video
R. Kelly’s attorney will get the chance to cross-examine the key witness in his Chicago federal trial, a woman who says she was the teenager seen on the sex tape that led to Kelly’s indictment two decades ago.chicagotribune.com
R. Kelly’s lawyer gets chance to question government witness
A woman who says she was sexually abused hundreds of times by R. Kelly before she turned 18 has testified that she agonized several years ago about whether to cooperate with federal investigators who were looking into child abuse allegations involving the singer.
Disgraced R&B star R. Kelly back in Chicago for sex trial
R. Kelly has returned to the federal jail in downtown Chicago ahead of his trial on child pornography and obstruction-of-justice charges, just two weeks after the disgraced R&B star was sentenced in New York to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking.
R. Kelly behavior mirrors abuse tactics, expert witness says
Prosecutors are inching closer to concluding their case at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial, calling two final witnesses to try to further cement allegations he groomed young victims for unwanted sex and psychological torment in episodes dating to the 1990s.