Kelly has been dodging accusations of sexual misconduct ranging from child pornography to underage sex. In , Kelly was acquitted in one trial in which he was alleged to have had sex and urinated on a year-old. Since being released on bond, Kelly was arrested a second time last night while he was walking his dog in Chicago the first arrest resulted from failure to pay child support. In addition, the singer is also facing a new five-count indictment in New York where he is also accused of the sexual exploitation of a child, a charge that includes kidnapping, forced labor, and other violations of the Mann Act, which prohibits the transportation of anyone across state lines for illegal sexual activity i. Up until now, Kelly has escaped any real punitive damage, but the recent investigations into the singer seem to be have been inspired, in part, by the six-part docuseries, Surviving R. In addition to the criminal charges filed in July, the multiplatinum artist was charged with two different sex crimes in Minnesota on August 5.
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There will be those sycophants who will stand behind him no matter what. His collaborators have included Jay-Z and Usher. Kennedy, music writer for the Los Angeles Times. Some music performers including Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia and Joe have denounced songs that Kelly created for them. Lady Gaga and Celine Dion removed their duets with Kelly from streaming platforms. Multiple outlets reported that Sony Music dropped Kelly from its roster this year. Kelly has been followed by accusations that he violated underage girls and women, and even held some as virtual slaves.
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Kelly has been trailed by allegations of sexual misconduct. He was married to a young singer who turned out to be 15 years old. There were claims that he controlled women in a cultlike atmosphere.
The rapper, who has sold 30 million albums, has faced allegations of sexual misconduct and child pornography for over two decades. For 25 years R Kelly has fended off accusations he is a serious sex offender while he has sold millions of records. Buku Abi, real name Joann Kelly, posted a message to her 23, Instagram followers after the documentary, Surviving R Kelly, exposed details of his alleged sexual misconduct against women and teenagers. She wrote: "The same monster you are all confronting me about is my father. I am well aware of who and what he is.