Jimmy Kimmel Destroys Bill Cosby for Defending R. Kelly
ABCBack in 2017, singer R. Kelly cast doubt on the dozens of rape allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, saying in an interview, “When you wait 70 years, 50 years, 40 years, to say something that simple, it’s strange,” adding, “You know why I say that is because it happened to me, and it wasn’t true.”Now that Cosby has been released from prison after his conviction was overturned on a technicality, he has returned the favor, defending Kelly, who was finally convicted for sex crimes this week.Wnews.yahoo.com
R. Kelly’s ex-wife Drea Kelly says heart ‘breaks’ for their children
In a recent interview, R. Kelly‘s ex-wife Drea Kelly revealed that her heart “breaks” for their children after Kelly was […] The post R. Kelly’s ex-wife Drea Kelly says heart ‘breaks’ for their children appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Josephine Baker: from the stage during the Roaring Twenties to the Pantheon
Josephine Baker, the famed French-American dancer, singer and actress who fought in the French resistance during WWII and later battled racism, will later this year become the first Black woman to enter France's Pantheon mausoleum. VIDEOGRAPHICnews.yahoo.com
Sparks fly and adrenaline surges in South Africa car 'spinning'
Hundreds gather to watch a car spinning tournament near Johannesburg in South Africa. Now recognised as a motor sport, "spinning" was born in South African townships during the late 1980s, when gangsters would spin stolen cars to show off their spoils. Tournaments have resumed after a nearly two-year pandemic hiatus.news.yahoo.com
R. Kelly’s defense team expected to argue their case in second day of closing arguments at the singer’s racketeering trial in NY
R. Kelly’s defense team is expected to get their chance to explain to a federal jury In New York on Thursday why they think prosecutors have failed to prove that the Chicago-born R&B star is the head of a racketeering enterprise.chicagotribune.com
R. Kelly behavior mirrors abuse tactics, expert witness says
Prosecutors are inching closer to concluding their case at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial, calling two final witnesses to try to further cement allegations he groomed young victims for unwanted sex and psychological torment in episodes dating to the 1990s.
R. Kelly’s former background dancer testifies she walked in on him and Aaliyah in ‘sexual encounter’
As R. Kelly’s criminal case continues in Brooklyn, New York, more is being revealed by witnesses who say they saw […] The post R. Kelly’s former background dancer testifies she walked in on him and Aaliyah in ‘sexual encounter’ appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
R. Kelly’s attraction to underage girls was on the surface for years — I know because I asked him
The year was 2008 and I was in a swanky Chicago hotel suite sitting across from R. Kelly, both of […] The post R. Kelly’s attraction to underage girls was on the surface for years — I know because I asked him appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
R. Kelly had naked ‘young lady’ waiting under a boxing ring in his garage for sex: testimony
Kelly’s first male victim to testify at his Brooklyn Federal Court trial recalled Monday a bizarre sexual encounter in the garage of the singer’s mansion in the Chicago suburbs of Olympia Fields, Ill. The garage, the victim said, featured a boxing ring.chicagotribune.com
R. Kelly Went on Wild Rant About Stigma Over Sex With Teens, Witness Says
Jason Kempin/GettyDuring a 1999 dinner, R. Kelly went on a rant about the stigma of dating younger women before calling himself a “genius” and comparing himself to Jerry Lee Lewis, who married his teenage cousin, a witness testified in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday."He mentioned that he likes very young girls and that people make such a big deal of it. Even look at Jerry Lee Lewis, he is a genius and I am a genius,” the witness, a woman who was identified in court as “Stephanie,” told jurornews.yahoo.com
Woman testifies that R. Kelly prostituted her, told her to ignore Lifetime accusations
A woman who said R. Kelly sexually abused her over their five-year relationship told jurors on Tuesday that the R&B singer ordered her to have sex with another man while he watched and forbade her from watching a television documentary detailing his alleged sexual misconduct.news.yahoo.com
Cause of death of California family still unknown, toxic algae bloom considered
Investigators are considering whether toxic algae blooms or other hazards may have contributed to the deaths of a Northern California couple, their baby and the family dog on a remote hiking trail, authorities said.news.yahoo.com
R. Kelly married Aaliyah to stop her from testifying: prosecutors
R. Kelly’s federal trial in New York kicked off in a Brooklyn courtroom this week, where he’s facing racketeering and […] The post R. Kelly married Aaliyah to stop her from testifying: prosecutors appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
R. Kelly Accuser: He Made Me Dress Like a Girl Scout for Sex in Cabin-Themed Music Studio
REUTERS/Daniel AckerWhen disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly recorded himself having sex with a teenager in a home studio outside Chicago called “The Cabin,” he insisted she dress up as a young girl, the woman testified on Thursday.“He wanted me to put my hair up in pigtails and dress like a girl scout,” Jerhonda Pace, 28, told jurors Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court, her second day of testimony. “He recorded us having sexual intercourse.”The account was just one of many offered by the first accusenews.yahoo.com
Left out of MeToo: New initiative focuses on Black survivors
Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, stands in her home in Baltimore on Oct. 13, 2020. A coalition of three groups vital to the #MeToo movement is collaborating on an initiative to focus on a population that has often felt left out of the conversation: Black survivors of sexual violence. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, file)It’s been more than three years since the #MeToo movement launched a culture-shifting conversation about sexual violence. In a statement, the groups said they were working together to create safe spaces for Black survivors; to confront narratives "that harm and silence Black survivors;" and lastly to come up with new practices that will help get Black survivors “believed, heard, and supported.”Burke said the most important immediate impact will simply be that a national conversation is being had. AdAmong the initiative's concrete plans: narrative research; conversation guides; a five-part event series; and “rapid-response tools” to support Black survivors who come forward.
Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on 'The Otherside'
Country singer Cam poses in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 to promote her second album The Otherside. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about a music industry that had left her a bit bruised but not broken. But two years ago, Cam decided to walk away from Sony Nashville’s imprint Arista citing different values, but remaining under Sony on the RCA Record label based in New York. The title track, a meticulously crafted country dance track, was co-written with acclaimed Swedish dance artist Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling. She knew what she was getting into when she heard Smith’s easily recognizable voice on the demo for “Happier For You,” a melancholic country song that fit well with Cam's aesthetic of moody and introspective country tunes.
Appeals court agrees R&B singer R. Kelly should stay jailed
NEW YORK R. Kelly can remain behind bars awaiting multiple trials on child pornography and other charges in three states, an appeals court in New York said Tuesday as a lawyer for the R&B singer cited another inmate's attack on Kelly last month as one reason he should receive bail. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a decision by a Brooklyn federal judge to deny bail to Kelly, 53, who remains in a federal jail in Chicago. The 2nd Circuit said prosecutors had proven both and that no condition or combination of conditions could assure against those risks. The appeals court said the lower court also did not err in finding Kelly failed to demonstrate a compelling reason for temporary release. In a court filing in Chicago federal court Friday, Leonard wrote that Kelly sustained unspecified injuries when he was attacked at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago in late August by another inmate. A bail application is pending in Chicago, though the 2nd Circuit ruling would keep him behind bars even if he won bail in Illinois.
Kelly's lawyers want to question gang member in cell attack
CHICAGO Attorneys for R. Kelly want to question a convicted member of the Latin Kings gang who says he beat up the jailed R&B singer in a Chicago cell. Kellys lawyers filed a motion Friday in federal court to question Jeremiah Farmer under oath, the Chicago Tribune reported. Farmer, 39, is facing mandatory life in prison in a racketeering conspiracy that involved a 1999 double murder, according to the newspaper. It appears that MCC personnel simply followed Mr. Farmer, allowed him to carry out the attack, and then only intervened after Mr. Kelly had already sustained serious injuries, Kellys attorney Michael Leonard wrote in the motion. Kellys attorneys have been trying to have him released on bond pending his trial.