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R. Kelly judge to proceed to trial despite new cases

Aug. 15, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge overseeing singer R. Kelly's sexual-abuse case says he'll proceed toward a trial despite three new cases being brought against Kelly. Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood noted Thursday at a status hearing that a federal case in Chicago, one in New York and a Minnesota case...

Cosby appeal tests other accusers' testimony in #MeToo era

Aug. 11, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

When three Pennsylvania Superior Court judges gather Monday to hear Bill Cosby's appeal of his sexual assault conviction, more than the aging comedian's freedom may be at stake. As the first celebrity convicted in the #MeToo era, the court scrutiny of the case could cement — or threaten — the...

Couples ban R. Kelly, Michael Jackson music at weddings

Aug. 10, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Planning a wedding successfully is a microcosm of a good relationship: Compromise is key. So Marc Brookland deferred to his fiancée when deciding what music they do and don't want to hear when they get married at the Fairmount Water Works in September. The dos: A few throwbacks and...

Federal charges ramp up pressure on R. Kelly to make deal

Aug. 6, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly couldn't be faulted if he felt some confidence he could beat the sex charges brought by Cook County prosecutors earlier this year. He had beaten them before, winning acquittal on all counts in a 2008 child pornography trial. Any confidence the R&B star may have felt likely...

R. Kelly accused of soliciting 17-year-old girl in Minnesota

Aug. 5, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor charged singer R. Kelly on Monday with prostitution and solicitation related to an allegation that he invited a 17-year-old girl to his hotel room in 2001 and paid her $200 to dance naked with him. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Kelly, whose full name...

The Latest: Attorney: Alleged R. Kelly victim not prostitute

Aug. 5, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on new charges filed in Minnesota against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Attorney Gloria Allred says she's representing the alleged victim in a new case in Minneapolis accusing R. Kelly of soliciting an underage girl to dance naked with him in 2001. Kelly...

Minnesota prosecutors charge R&B singer R. Kelly with 2 felony counts in alleged 2001 incident involving girl under 18

Aug. 5, 2019 3:24 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors charge R&B singer R. Kelly with 2 felony counts in alleged 2001 incident involving girl under 18.

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sexually abusing women, girls

Aug. 2, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls who attended his concerts as his lawyers continued to label the alleged victims disgruntled "groupies." A sullen-looking Kelly appeared in a Brooklyn courtroom where a...

The Latest: R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex charges

Aug. 2, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly's arraignment in Brooklyn federal court (all times local): 11:25 a.m. R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually exploited young women and girls who attended his concerts. The R&B singer was denied bail Friday in a Brooklyn federal courtroom packed...

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to charges he sexually exploited young women and girls who attended his concerts

Aug. 2, 2019 11:22 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly pleads not guilty to charges he sexually exploited young women and girls who attended his concerts.