R. Kelly could face up to 70 years in jail amid his legal drama. As we reported, on Friday morning, the disgraced singer wasÂ charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse,Â spanning at least two decades. Related: R. Kelly Barred From Studio!Â That day,Â Cook County Stateâ€™s Attorney Kim Foxx outlined […]
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Even among all the wild celeb scandals this week, this is still WHOLLY UNBELIEVABLE! Well, at least 2%. Tamera Mowry-Housley posted a cray confession on Thursday, a video of her drinking twin sisterÂ Tia Mowry‘s breast milk. Ewwww, WTF?? Related: Sister, Sister Reboot Planned Apparently she was feeling sick and the […]
AsÂ R. Kellyâ€™s criminal charges continue to grow, so does his list of accusers. Two women have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against the disgraced R&B star in a New York City press conference Thursday, claiming they were both underage when he sexually harassed and assaulted them after a concert […]
Last month, we reported that R. Kelly is under criminal investigation for allegedly grooming women to be his sex slaves in an abusive “sex cult.”
Survivors have come forward and shared their stories for years, but nothing changed … until Friday.
R. Kelly is now facing a number of disturbing charges, most of which are related to the sexual abuse of a minor.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that R. Kelly has finally been charged.
He faces ten counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County.
Nine of the ten charges specify that the victims were between the ages of 13 and 16.
On Friday afternoon, it was reported that a judge is expected to sign an arrest warrant for the rapper that day.
Kelly’s court date has already been set for March 8.
This is fantastic and long-overdue news (and just in time for what has otherwise been a dismal Black History Month full of disappointments).
But unfortunately, some of the details of this case are … truly disgusting.
Apparently, it was attorney Michael Avenatti who gave police a video featuring a man who appears to be R. Kelly.
In the video, the man is having sex with a young woman who appears to be underage.
During the video, the man is reportedly shown urinating on the young girl in question.
Also during the video — and it is unclear if this is happening during the urination — the man is heard discussing the girl’s body.
He apparently “refers to her body parts as 14 years old.”
The video in question is said to be 45 minutes in length.
Michael Avenatti spoke to CNN in an interview and explained how he came to be certain that the tape depicts R. Kelly.
“My client knows the identity of the girl and R. Kelly,” Avenatti said. “He identified the two of them on the videotape.”
“He worked for and has known R. Kelly for decades,” Avenatti continued. “And he met the girl on a number of occasions.”
Mere moments before the charges were announced on Friday, Avenatti posted a powerful subtweet.
“It’s over,” he tweeted.
Despite reports of the tape coinciding with these new charges, it has not been confirmed that the charges stem from the tape.
It is also unclear what other evidence is involved in these charges.
R. Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, said on Friday that he has not yet been notified that his client has been charged.
Greenberg spoke to the Associated Press last month to categorically deny all of the things for which R. Kelly is infamous.
“[Kelly] never knowingly had sex with an underage woman, he never force anyone to do anything,” Greenberg told the AP.
He continued his denials: “he never held anyone captive, he never abuse anyone.”
R. Kelly was previously acquitted in 2008 after allegedly appearing in a similar sex tape.
At the time, many believed that his celebrity status and high-priced legal team had contributed to the jury’s finding.
Even before the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries brought so much to light, many wondered if he would be so lucky a decade later.
The #MeToo movement helped bring a lot of social awareness about how powerful men use fame and fortune to get away with despicable deeds.
Notably, the tape that may or may not be part of the evidence behind these charges is said to contain the infamous identifying mole.
In 2008, Kelly’s attorneys argued that the appearance of the mole was actually a glitch in the video.
Perhaps modern video technology will make that argument less convincing before a jury.
Even before Avenatti came forward with his client’s tape, other investigations were underway.
Of particular note was what appeared to be an FBI investigation into some of the women believed to still be Kelly’s captives.
The FBI neither confirms nor denies ongoing investigations of this nature, but at least one agent sought information from families of these women.
Based upon numerous accusations from women who have escaped what has been described as a sex cult, Kelly has a pattern with adult women.
He is said to seduce them, flatter them, and slowly distance them from friends, family, and their profession.
That, multiple survivors say, is when he becomes physically abusive and coercive, inflicting violence or starvation to punish disobedience.
He is also reported to have an interest in underage girls whom he “trains” to serve him.
Friday’s charges are welcome, but long overdue.
We hope that justice is done.
Khloe Kardashian sure can pick ’em… TheÂ Revenge Body star has reportedly dumped baby daddyÂ Tristan Thompson for good after finding out he cheated on her again, this time with family friendÂ Jordyn Woods. You know it’s bad when even your ex — who also infamously cheated — thinks he can be your […]
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Looks like some serious legal trouble for New England Patriots ownerÂ Robert Kraft… or should we say “John” Kraft? The billionaire businessman was charged Friday with two counts of soliciting prostitution in Jupiter, Florida; there is currently a warrant out for his arrest. In a press conference, Jupiter Police chief Daniel […]
Trevor Noah has many problems with Jussie Smollettâ€™s “insane” attack claims. The number one being: why stage a hate crime when he couldâ€™ve just gotten a pay raise the old fashioned way — by blackmailing his boss with nudes? Watch The Daily Show host pick apart the Empire star’s scandal […]
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Since Tristan Thompson cheated on Khloe Kardashian for the upteenth time, countless fans have had one question on their minds:
When, they wonder, will Lamar Odom rush to Khloe’s side to offer comfort to his ex?
A new report tells us how Lamar is really feeling about Khloe’s latest heartbreak.
Us WeeklyÂ reports that Lamar Odom’s heart goes out to his ex-wife afterÂ yet another humiliation by her baby daddy.
“Lamar feels really bad about what Khloe is going through,” an inside source reveals.
From his perspective, it seems so unfair.
The insider explains: “He feels like she doesnâ€™t deserve it.”
“And,” the source continues. “She is such a great mother and partner.”
“He will always have love for her,” the insider affirms.
Lamar and Khloe were married, after all.Â
She even halted their divorce so that she could be his caregiver during his medical crisis a few years ago.
But he doesn’t need to return the favor by rushing to her side, because she already has the strongest support system in the world.
“He knows how tight-knit her family is,” the source notes.
“And,” the insider says. “He knows theyâ€™ll help her get through it.”
According to the inside source, Lamar has not actually reached out to Khloe just yet.Â
Maybe he’s unsure of what to say. Maybe he’s not sure if she wants to hear from him while she’s deep in her feelings.
Or maybe it’s the 12-hour time difference. Lamar has been working in Dubai.
However, the source says that Lamar wants to contact Khloe soon.
According to the insider, he fully intends to “let her know he is always there for her.”
The fallout from Tristan being caught making out with Jordyn Woods has been intense.
Jordyn was Kylie’s BFF. She was practically family. But clearly,Â practicallyÂ doesn’t cut it with the Kardashians.
Kim and Kourtney have both unfollowed Jordyn and Tristan on Instagram, a clear an public shunning.
Khloe has only unfollowed Jordyn — she continues to follow Tristan even though she dumped his cheating ass.
Kendall, who has always stood out in her family, unfollowed Tristan but continues to follow Jordyn. (Good)
Kylie, who is the closest to this situation aside from Khloe herself, has yet to take action in terms of Instagram followers.
We can only imagine how emotionally devastated Jordyn is feeling right now.
Wait, we don’t have to imagine — an inside source spoke on that, too.
“Jordyn is living in hell right now,” an insider toldÂ Us Weekly.
After the scandal and the fallout, the source said, “she feels terrible and her world has been rocked.”
“Jordyn feels lost and isolated right now,” the insider continues.
Without her BFF Kylie, the source says, “she feels like she has no one to confide in.”
Jordyn wasn’t just Kylie’s bestie. She was like a second mom to one-year-old baby Stormi.
Like Travis Scott, Jordyn was with Kylie for every step of her pregnancy. She was even there when Kylie learned she was pregnant.
Now Jordyn has lost that part of her life — and she has also lost her home.
She had been living with Kylie, but Kylie evicted her this week.
Perhaps a phone call from Lamar Odom will help to cool Khloe’s partially misdirected outrage at Jordyn.
Kylie and Jordyn’s lives shouldn’t be turned upside down because Khloe waited 10 months to give Tristan the boot.
Will justice finally findÂ R. Kelly?? The singer was charged with ten (!!!) counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Friday morning by theÂ Cook County State’s Attorney. AfterÂ Michael Avenatti turned over the alleged underage sex tape his team had uncovered, a grand jury convened to examine the evidence. Several more women came […]
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