Latest R. Kelly News

Man sentenced for R. Kelly witness intimidation attempt

Nov. 17, 2021 17:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday for setting fire to a car last year in what authorities said was an attempt to intimidate a potential witness in R. Kelly's sex trafficking trial. Michael Williams, 38, of Valdosta, Georgia, was...

Outtakes: Grammys CEO on R. Kelly, Wallen, cancel culture

Oct. 26, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. spoke to The Associated Press about efforts to make the Grammy's more inclusive. He also talked about other happenings in the music industry and cancel culture. Mason addressed the rumors about R. Kelly’s...

Virus cut access to courts but opened door to virtual future

Oct. 26, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

Just two reporters were allowed inside a Georgia courtroom to serve as the eyes and ears of the public when jury selection began for the men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Pandemic restrictions also kept reporters and the public out of the courtroom during the sex-trafficking trial of...

R. Kelly's Chicago trial on federal sex charges set Aug. 1

Oct. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered R&B superstar R. Kelly to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year after the scheduled sentencing for his conviction in an earlier sex trafficking trial in New York. ...

New federal prosecutors in NYC confirmed by US Senate

Oct. 06, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's choices to lead the federal prosecutors' offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The confirmation late Tuesday of Damian Williams as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan marks the...

A jury convicted R. Kelly; will his music face consequences?

Sep. 28, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Will a criminal conviction do to R. Kelly's music what years of ugly allegations couldn't? It's unlikely that Monday's moment of justice — when a federal jury in New York found the 54-year-old R&B superstar guilty of all nine counts in a sex...

In R. Kelly verdict, Black women see long-overdue justice

Sep. 28, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls. And that, say accusers and others who have...

R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A...

R. Kelly's life, from troubled talent to trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly has long faced and denied allegations of lurid behavior and sex abuse. A jury has now found him guilty of sex trafficking in a federal trial in New York stemming from those allegations. A timeline of Kelly’s life: — Jan....

R&B star R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial after decades of allegations about sexual misconduct with minors

Sep. 27, 2021 15:42 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial after decades of allegations about sexual misconduct with minors.