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    Quote Originally Posted by Mivvi21 View Post
    They only dropped him because he is no longer as profitable for them as he once was. RCA/Sony had no problem keeping this pervert on their label when he was still cranking out hits. Fuck them. Oh, and these same fools still have Chris Brown on their label. I think it's pretty safe to say this was profit driven, and not about doing the right thing.
    I believe they will continue to make money off his old material, but just not make any new. So yeah, greedy and immoral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    Is this special just from regular Dateline? I can't anything about him with Dateline on demand.
    I think it was just regular Dateline. It was on on Friday.
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    ^^^ It's not showing up for me on demand. At least Lifetime on demand fixed their episodes and I can watch Surviving R. Kelly. I'm about mid way through the 5th episode. It scrambles my mind that he got away with this for so long.
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    Jimmy Saville did it for longer.....

    Oh yeah and his victims were white girls & no-one still didn’t do anything to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manningmsj View Post
    Just want to recommend that all of you watch it. I had the same reservations, but aside from the very beginning which retold his sob story youth and for a minute had me worried it was going to be sympathetic to him, the focus of the series is very much on the victims. Their stories were horrible, but they deserved to be heard. I watched it for them. I also saw an interview with Lisa Van Allen where she talks about not being believed prior to Me Too and how good it is to finally be heard. Unless it's triggering, I recommend sitting through it for that reason alone. And then punching a pillow.
    I took your advice and watched it this weekend. OMG. It was sort of surreal hearing from one of the girls in the videotape and the aunt of the other.

    I think there are a lot of issues working against getting him stopped and sent to jail, like him having friends in the police force who tip him off when there'll be a search, and the ingrained bias against black girls and women. Now that he's getting the girls to sign confessions, if they come forward there'll be "proof" that they can't be believed. I hope that since it's mentioned in this documentary, if he tries to pull out the confessions, it'll backfire. With Azriel's parents (the Clarys, I think?) you could see how they were trying to put on this brave face but they were just torn apart because they really thought they might finally see her or talk to Azriel again. I was so happy when Dominique got out, and when they gave the updates at the end my heart dropped for a second when they said she went back to him three days later, but now she's back with her parents.

    After seeing the doc, I'm astounded that anyone dared tried to tell one of his daughters that she should have spoken out against him, let alone enough people that she actually made a statement about it. It's quite clear for anyone who pays attention to what Andrea says that R. Kelly was not a good father or husband and they left his home at a young age. He definitely hasn't been a good father since they left his home, either. His children are not responsible for that asshat's crimes, and they probably didn't see all that crazy stuff with his cult.
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    CNN has seen tape Avenatti says shows R. Kelly having sex with underage girl

    By Sara Sidner, CNN
    Updated 3:23 PM ET, Thu February 14, 2019

    (CNN)Prosecutors investigating R. Kelly are looking into a newly surfaced video featuring the R&B superstar, lawyer Michael Avenatti told CNN.

    CNN has seen the VHS tape that appears to show Kelly having sex with a girl who refers to her body parts as 14 years old. Avenatti, who is representing a man he calls a whistleblower against Kelly, says he handed the tape to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago last weekend.

    "My client knows the identity of the girl and R. Kelly. He identified the two of them on the videotape. He worked for and has known R. Kelly for decades and he met the girl on a number of occasions," Avenatti said.


    On Thursday, Avenatti tweeted out a statement describing the tape.


    Steve Greenberg, Kelly's attorney, told CNN he had not heard of the development.

    "We are unaware of any new information involving Mr. Kelly," he told CNN. "We have not been contacted by anyone. We have not been informed about any new information by anyone and we have not been contacted by law enforcement."


    Tandra R. Simonton, chief communications officer for the State's Attorney's Office said: "We cannot confirm or deny an investigation."


    What's on the tape


    The newly unearthed footage, which lasts 42 minutes and 45 seconds, is clear and explicit.

    There are two scenes on the video: one apparently in a living room and another in a bedroom. A naked man who appears to be R. Kelly is seen performing multiple sex acts with the girl. She is heard calling him "daddy" multiple times.


    It is impossible to know her age just from the video. They both refer to her "14-year-old p***y." Six times the girl refers to her genitalia as 14 years old.


    At one point, the man asks the girl to urinate. After she does, he urinates on her.


    What is on the video mirrors some of the alleged acts for which Kelly was arrested for child pornography in 2002, when he was 35, and then acquitted six years later.

    That case centered on another video involving a man having sex with a girl who prosecutors said was as young as 13 years old, media reports said.


    Much was made at the trial about the identity of the man on the tape and whether an identifying mole on Kelly was visible on that video.


    In the new video reviewed by CNN, a small mole can be seen on the man's back just to the left of his spine.


    Kelly has been associated with claims of sexual misconduct with minors and other crimes for more than two decades. He has been sued by multiple women accusing him of having sex with them when they were underage. He has denied the accusations and all cases, with the exception of the trial where he was acquitted, have been settled out of court.

    And while he is one of the most successful R&B acts in history, there has been a growing movement against him.
    Music industry colleagues and former fans backed a #MuteRKelly campaign to stop his music being played.

    In July 2017, Buzzfeed published an explosive article outlining claims that Kelly was holding a group of adult women against their will as part of what some of their parents say was a "cult."


    A group of people cited in the article claimed that their daughters, ages 18 to 31, were a part of an entourage of at least six women attached to Kelly.


    Joycelyn Savage, one of the young women, denied those claims and asked her parents, via a video shared with TMZ, to stop speaking out about her relationship with Kelly.


    In January 2019, the release of a docuseries called "Surviving R. Kelly" on Lifetime television helped boost the public campaign against him.


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


    After the series aired, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx urged potential victims or witnesses to speak to police.

    At the same time, Kelly's attorney, Greenberg, told CNN that his client "has done nothing wrong ... Someone with an agenda has done a hit piece," Greenberg said of the docuseries. "(Kelly's) out in public. He's not hiding. There's no secret compound with sex slaves."

    Source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/14/enter...ion/index.html



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    ^^Wasn't the reason why he didn't get convicted before is that the girl didn't come forward and say it was her, nor would her parents? Is that different with this instance?
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    This is going to sound crazy, but I could have sworn the original tape was a threesome and that the other woman was an adult. She gave testimony, but the other person would not cooperate, and that was the fatal blow to the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    This is going to sound crazy, but I could have sworn the original tape was a threesome and that the other woman was an adult. She gave testimony, but the other person would not cooperate, and that was the fatal blow to the case.
    Yeah. The other woman and the aunt of the 13-year-old testified against him, but the 13-year-old and the rest of her family denied it. I guess a lot of them still worked with him for years and won't talk to the aunt now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    ^^Wasn't the reason why he didn't get convicted before is that the girl didn't come forward and say it was her, nor would her parents? Is that different with this instance?
    In that situation, she specifically said that it wasn’t her (even though her aunt and her best friend said otherwise). The jury thus had reasonable doubt as to her identity and her age. This situation is different because they are both saying her age in the video. They need to identify her and then they can figure out her age at the time the video was made. Without knowing who she is this tape means nothing, he could argue that this was role play and she’s really a young looking 18 or something.
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    ^^^ That is a great point. I hadn't thought of that.

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    ugh i need a shower after reading the description of the video.
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    I hope this takes him down. He's gotten away with so much shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    ugh i need a shower after reading the description of the video.
    Hopefully not a golden shower.

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    R Kelly has just been charged for sexual offenses in Illinois according to BBC.
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