Latest R. Kelly News

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.

Jurors in R. Kelly’s sex trafficking trial say they have reached a verdict

Sep. 27, 2021 15:09 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in R. Kelly’s sex trafficking trial say they have reached a verdict.

R. Kelly fate now in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

Sep. 24, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in his sexual misconduct trial. The panel of seven men and five women began deliberating racketeering and sex trafficking charges against the R&B superstar Friday afternoon,...

R. Kelly’s fate now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in sex trafficking trial

Sep. 24, 2021 14:01 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s fate now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in sex trafficking trial.