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R. Kelly associate seeks legal fees after acquittal

Oct. 18, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's former business manager asked a federal judge to award him $850,000 in attorneys fees after a jury acquitted him during the same trial in Chicago at which the R&B singer was convicted of child pornography charges. Derrel McDavid's attorney wrote that...

5 years on, key #MeToo voices take stock of the movement

Oct. 14, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

Once again, disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein sits in a courtroom, on trial in Los Angeles while the reckoning the accusations against him launched marks a significant milestone this month: It's been five years since a brief hashtag — #MeToo — galvanized a broad social movement. ...

Twitter, Instagram block Kanye West over antisemitic posts

Oct. 10, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West once suggested slavery was a choice. He called the COVID-19 vaccine “the mark of the beast.” Earlier this month, he was criticized for wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt to his collection at Paris Fashion Week. Now the rapper who is legally...

Judge: R. Kelly to pay $300,000 to victim in sex crimes case

Sep. 28, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge signaled Wednesday that she plans to order disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly to pay more than $300,000 to one his victims in a decades-long scheme to use his fame to sexually abuse young fans. A restitution order by U.S. District Judge Ann...

Today in History: September 27, Taliban take power

Sep. 27, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2022. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove the government of...

EXPLAINER: R. Kelly acquitted on rigging trial. Why?

Sep. 15, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors this week scored multiple convictions against R. Kelly at the singer’s trial in Chicago, but they lost on the headline charge — that Kelly obstructed justice by rigging his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted him. ...

R. Kelly convicted of child porn, enticing girls for sex

Sep. 15, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury in Chicago convicted R. Kelly on Wednesday of producing child pornography and enticing girls for sex after a monthlong trial in his hometown, delivering another legal blow to the Grammy Award winning singer who was once one of the world’s biggest R&B stars. ...

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex offender

Sep. 14, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

R&B superstar R. Kelly’s musical accomplishments have long been shadowed by allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the singer has been found guilty in his hometown of Chicago on child pornography charges, but acquitted of a conspiracy to obstruct justice charge accusing...

Federal jury in Chicago convicts R. Kelly on multiple counts, but acquits him of fixing his 2008 child pornography trial

Sep. 14, 2022 17:39 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal jury in Chicago convicts R. Kelly on multiple counts, but acquits him of fixing his 2008 child pornography trial.

Federal jury in Chicago convicts R. Kelly of at least 1 charge at child pornography trial

Sep. 14, 2022 17:20 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal jury in Chicago convicts R. Kelly of at least 1 charge at child pornography trial.