R. Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related counts in Chicago

U.S. 05/30/19, 19:44

Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious he faces. Cook County prosecutors ...

R. Kelly judgment withdrawn after lawyers say he can’t read

Entertainment 05/08/19, 12:08

A judge who ordered a default judgment against R. Kelly after the singer failed to respond to a lawsuit filed by one of his alleged victims now says the suit can proceed. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cook County Judge Moira Johnson on Wednesday reinstated the lawsuit after Kelly's attorneys said ...

Update: R. Kelly back at hearing in sexual abuse case

Entertainment 05/07/19, 11:15

The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 9:50 a.m. R&B singer R. Kelly is back in court for a hearing in his sexual abuse case. Musician R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for a hearing Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Chicago. ...

Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O’Hare

Entertainment 04/18/19, 14:55

Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by meeting Avenatti during a layover at O'Hare International Airport. The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday on the Feb. 9 meeting based on text messages obtained through an ...

R. Kelly gives 28-second performance at Illinois club

Entertainment 04/07/19, 13:22

R. Kelly gave a 28-second performance and spent about half an hour more hobnobbing with fans who paid $50 to $100 to see him at a club in the Illinois capital of Springfield.The R&B singer posted a video on his Instagram page hours before the early Sunday performance at the ...

2 major cases add up to big doubts about Chicago prosecutor

Entertainment 04/01/19, 18:18

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx was elected in 2016 mainly because of anger that the prosecutor she ousted had waited a year to charge a Chicago police officer with murdering black teenager Laquan McDonald. Then Foxx, who is a survivor of sexual assault as a child, grabbed national attention ...

R. Kelly lawyer: Michael Avenatti charges raise questions

Entertainment 04/01/19, 09:05

A lawyer for R&B singer R. Kelly says charges in New York accusing attorney Michael Avenatti of trying to shake down Nike raise questions about his role in helping Chicago prosecutors bring sex-abuse charges against Kelly.Steve Greenberg says he intends to pursue the issue. A previously scheduled hearing in Kelly's ...

Will Cardi B, under fire for foul past, get past the moment?

New York 03/28/19, 13:55

Rappers bragging about crimes from their pasts — or warning about those they may commit in the future — are part of the genre's lore. From Jay Z to Snoop Dogg to Future, street cred for rappers has often been solidified by detailing their grimy acts in everything from raps ...

Cardi B responds to backlash over her drugging, robbing men

Entertainment 03/26/19, 17:39

Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video resurfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and robbed men for money.The Grammy winner posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram that she had "very limited options" and needed to do anything to "survive." The former stripper says she wasn't ...

Dubai denies there were plans for R. Kelly concert

Entertainment 03/24/19, 09:50

Dubai's government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges.In a rare statement, the government's Dubai Media Office also denied claims by ...

Update: No decision on R. Kelly’s Dubai travel request

Entertainment 03/22/19, 11:09

The Latest on R. Kelly's request to travel to Dubai for concerts (all times local):11 a.m.An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his criminal attorney asked for more time to provide details to the court about concerts the singer wants to perform next month in Dubai.FILE - ...

Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai

Entertainment 03/21/19, 23:09

A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges.A hearing Friday follows a defense motion saying the 52-year-old singer hopes to do up to five ...

Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly

Entertainment 03/21/19, 03:52

Dubai has found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly.The performer is asking a U.S. judge to allow him to come to the Arabian Peninsula sheikhdom to perform shows and "meet with the royal family."Officials in Dubai and the wider United Arab Emirates did ...

New documentaries spotlight parents of child sexual abuse

Entertainment 03/20/19, 14:14

The mothers of the two accusers in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" said they were lulled by Michael Jackson's forlorn demeanor and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed.An aunt who introduced her underage niece to R. Kelly and suspects abuse said in the "Surviving R. ...

Trio of child-sex documentaries spotlights victims’ parents

Entertainment 03/20/19, 10:31

The mothers of the two accusers in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" said they were lulled by Michael Jackson's forlorn demeanor and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed. An aunt who introduced her underage niece to R. Kelly and suspects abuse said in the six-part "Surviving ...

R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo

New York 03/17/19, 23:05

The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, ...

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