R Kelly CHARGED with aggravated criminal sexual abuse

R Kelly CHARGED with aggravated criminal sexual abuse

Cape Town - R&B star R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse, at least some involving minors, a Cook County court official said on Friday.

On Thursday, two women stepped forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the 52-year-old R&B artist.

However, R. Kelly's lawyer, Steven Greenberg, in an interview with The Chicago Sun-Times said he had not been notified of the charges against his client.

Kelly releases a 19-minute song called "I Admit", addressing accusations of sexual misconduct against him.

Avenatti's tape allegedly shows Kelly having sex with a 14 year old girl with the two referring to body parts as that age, according to TMZ.

Last week, lawyer Michael Avenatti said that his office had uncovered previously unreleased footage of Kelly having sex with a young girl. TMZ reported this morning that "as many as a dozen accusers" have testified before the grand jury in IL, including one alleged victim who testified and provided physical evidence showing that she was underage when she had sex with the singer between 2008 and 2010.

The indictment says in at least one instance, the abuse of a minor occurred between 1998 and 1999 but that it clearly fell within the 20-year charging window allowed under IL law. Rodgers made the same allegations in a police report filed in April 2018 in Dallas that Kelly's management team denied.

Surviving R. Kelly featured wide-ranging interviews with R. Kelly's family members, former friends and colleagues, but most notably, women who claim that for decades the hit-making singer and producer used his power and influence to sexually and physically abuse women and young girls.

Washington refused his advances and hid in the bathroom, but Scaff gave him oral sex and then had intercourse with him, "even though I did not have the capacity to consent", she said.

In that series, women said they were kept in abusive sexual relationships.

The #MeToo and #MuteRKelly movements have held protests outside of Kelly's Chicago studio demanding promoters stop booking his concerts.

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