Reaction to R. Kelly being charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse:

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“Today, an unrepentant R. Kelly will have to account for the harm he committed against a number of survivors. This is due to the hard work of the activists and movement builders who have been fighting to tell their stories for many years. This moment is an example of what a movement, when equipped with people power and resilience, can achieve, but the work is not over.” — #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, in an emailed statement.

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“We often say that if this had come out a couple of years ago, maybe it wouldn’t be received the same way. We have to really thank the #MeToo movement headed by Tarana Burke and the Time’s Up movement. They have really changed the conversation and opened the doors for us.” — Jesse Daniels of Kreativ Inc, a “Surviving R. Kelly” executive producer, in an interview.

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“The days of running and hiding his victimization of women from the criminal justice system have now come to an end for R. Kelly.” — Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents two of Kelly’s accusers, in a statement.

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