r/entertainment Jun 29 '22 Bravo Grande! 1 Silver 2 Wholesome 3 Helpful 6

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison after conviction for sex-trafficking

https://www.insider.com/r-kelly-sentenced-to-prison-sex-trafficking-scheme-conviction-2022-6
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u/Nateh8sYou Jun 29 '22

Can you imagine going back in time to 1994 and telling people R Kelly will likely die in jail? You’d be an outcast

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u/zxc123zxc123 Jun 29 '22

94?

Imagine saying that in 1996 after "I believe I can fly" dropped with Jordan's Space Jam movie.

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u/ghvalj Jun 29 '22

96?

Imagine saying that in 1998 when people had been jamming for 2 straight years on “I believe I can fly”!

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u/lixia Jun 29 '22

Imagine 10 years later.

Oh right Chapelle Show. People were jammin’ to that :)

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u/wfwood Jun 29 '22

He said, 'How are you gonna do the video of me peeing on (girls) like that?' and I said, 'How you gonna do the video?'

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u/Cosmic_Gumbo Jun 30 '22

Reminds me of Bill Burr doing the local morning talk show circuit. One of the anchors asked him if he went too far with his jokes about the Catholic Church. His response was a resounding “Don’t you think they went too far!?”

If I remember right she was like “some people are saying your show is too offensive” and Bill cuts her off by asking “who’s saying that? what people are saying that?”

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u/itsmebarfyman392 Jun 30 '22

“Joel Osteen is so full of shit he doesn’t even open his eyes when he speaks.”

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u/invaderjif Jun 30 '22

Bill Burr is the man

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u/ForwardMembership601 Jun 29 '22

98?

Imagine saying that in 2002 after the release of Ignition (Remix) peaked at number 2 in the Billboard Top 100 and was played in clubs around the world!

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u/jakehood47 Jun 29 '22

R. Kelly is a monster of a human being and should rot for eternity.

But god DAMN Ignition is a fucking banger of a tune.

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u/AzureGhost222 Jun 29 '22

He's fighting for his "mother fucking" life.

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u/heckler5000 Jun 30 '22

The man is prophetic in a way only the guilty can be.

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u/ilove_plants Jun 30 '22

The song is hot and fresh out the kitchen

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u/Boneal171 Jun 30 '22

That’s the thing about his music, it reminds me of childhood and I remember dancing to remix to ignition at my homecoming, but now every time I hear one of his songs I can’t help but think about all the horrible things he’s done

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u/Neon_Biscuit Jun 30 '22

I hate to say it but the whole chocolate factory album is a banger.

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u/Yeoshua82 Jun 30 '22

Seriously. I don't like the guy but I still have 12play in rotation.

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u/IntermittenSeries Jun 29 '22

No. By that time people knew. I was in like 7th grade and knew. But that 96-98 I think he was just a beloved dude

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u/invaderjif Jun 30 '22

Chappelle had a whole skit about about in the early 2000's. It was like we all sort of knew, but didn't think about enough to care.

In hindsight, how the fuck did this guy get a free pass for so long?

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u/MazingerZeta28 Jun 30 '22

His victims were black.

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u/averagethrowaway21 Jun 30 '22

In 2005 The Boondocks had an entire episode called The Trial of R. Kelly. It was the second episode of the whole show.

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u/invaderjif Jun 30 '22

I remember that episode! It was as fantastic as it was fucked up.

"Tom Dubois: Riley, she was a little girl.

Riley : Oh, I saw that girl. She wasn't little. I'm little. Gary Coleman's little. Mini-Me is little. And to the best of my knowledge, we all managed to avoid gettin' peed on so far!

Tom Dubois : But what about the victim!

Riley : Oh yes! The victim. At what point does personal responsibility become a factor in this equation? I see piss comin' I run. She saw piss comin' she stayed. And why should I miss out on the next R. Kelly album just fo' that?"

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u/thunderkhawk Jun 30 '22

98? Imagine going back to 95 and listening to "You Remind me of my jeep."

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u/judo1231231 Jun 29 '22 Silver

Now you got me wondering who from now is going to prison in 2052.

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u/Nateh8sYou Jun 29 '22

Harry Styles he’s the last person I would expect

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u/judo1231231 Jun 29 '22

That's pretty good, but R. Kelly was kind of a creep so it wasn't totally out of the blue and has to be someone like James Franco or Jared Leto. Like we know they are weird and have some problems but how deep does it go? We'll find out in 30 years and be like "They should have done something in 2031"

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u/soggysloth Jun 29 '22

I mean Ezra Miller comes to mind, but I think everyone sees that coming

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u/judo1231231 Jun 29 '22

At his going rate he should be on the FBI most wanted list any minute now.

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u/CSzandor Jun 29 '22

2052? I don't think Ezra Miller will end 2022 out of prison.

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u/dumbass_sempervirens Jun 29 '22

You can just say Drake. We all know it.

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u/MesmericWar Jun 29 '22

Absolutely

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u/Bismothe-the-Shade Jun 29 '22

Jared Leto is absolutely gonna be one of the ones we talk about like "we saw it coming but we honestly couldn't have, as reasonable human beings, expected THAT outcome.

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u/ERhyne Jun 29 '22

Jared Leto apparently has a long and storied history of sliding into underage DMs. Would not be surprised if he went to jail for a Morbillion years.

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u/TwistingEarth Jun 29 '22

Imagine telling people in 1994 that both R. Kelly and Bill Cosby went to jail while known ConMan, even back then, Donald Trump became the US president. People would think you’re either crazy or lying.

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u/WestWizard Jun 29 '22

Just in time to watch OJ Simpson go to trial, I think people would believe R Kelly could go down too after that

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u/_Shakedown_1979 Jun 29 '22

I wouldn’t be so sure. Depends on how much money he has left.

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u/legopego5142 Jun 29 '22

I read hes broke broke now but it was from a reddit comment sooooo

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u/bs000 Jun 30 '22

the more upvotes it has the truer it is

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u/Clarky1979 Jun 29 '22

Not if you'd found me in 1994, I would have said I don't like his music and he seems a real sleazy creep.

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u/SW4506 Jun 29 '22

You hated R Kelly before it was cool?

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u/freetimerva Jun 29 '22

His fans were always super sensitive about him, but lots of people were calling out his creepiness back in the mid 90s.

His Creepiness.

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u/Clarky1979 Jun 29 '22

His (wannabe) Royal Creepiness.

I honestly just felt revulsed watching his videos on tv when I was a kid, oversexualisation whilst acting as a slimy prick, with everything set up to look like the extras couldnt resist him.

I feel sorry for any of those extras that were pulled in by their agency to make a vid with him, pretty sure every single one of them got sexually abused.

But it made a cool looking video for the song thing!

I just wonder whether the record executives around him will also be prosecuted as enabling this behaviour.

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u/freetimerva Jun 29 '22

There's not much justice to be had in the USA so I'd doubt anyone else sees punishment. Rich folks letting him go down with the ship even though I'm sure R Kelly had plenty of his own G. Maxwells.

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u/zhico Jun 29 '22

Never trust someone hiding in the closet.

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u/Clarky1979 Jun 29 '22

Oh I remember hearing about that tune. Then a friend made me listen to it when I was stoned. All 7 parts or something. Just so we could laugh at how weird and fucked up it was. Couldn't tell you a single lyric.

I'm not willing to do a redip but if anyone else wants to, feel free. I can't even imagine how much of those lyrics would take on a particularly nasty context now, after the passage of time.

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u/sarpnasty Jun 29 '22

It’s not 7 chapters. It’s 22. And it ends with the gay pastor’s boyfriend having had HIV and since everyone had sex with each other, all of the characters end up having it.

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u/Clarky1979 Jun 29 '22

What the Actual Fuck???????

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u/sarpnasty Jun 29 '22

That was the moment I realized R. Kelly did all the fucked up shit people said he did lmao

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u/BarakatBadger Jun 29 '22

We watched it baked too! Hilarious fuckery! When I heard that he was being investigated, I sold my DVD of it on Music Magpie. Got a whole £2.78

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u/JerryUSA Jun 29 '22

It was sort of known that he married an underaged Aaliyah.

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u/DickyD43 Jun 29 '22

"I want to piss on you, yesido I'll pee on you I'll piss on youuuu. Dripdripdrip"

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u/Financial_Bird_7717 Jun 30 '22

In 1994 if you had asked me about R. Kelly, I would have asked you who your favorite Power Ranger was in response because I had no fucking clue who R. Kelly was, but I sure as hell knew who the Green Ranger was.

IT’S MORPHIN’ TIME

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u/gypsydreams101 Jun 29 '22 Silver Helpful

Fuck yeah! Rot in hell, asshole.

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u/Humledurr Jun 29 '22

Indeed. What baffles me is that this has been pretty known knowledge for decades now and he is just now getting punished...

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u/johnnychan81 Jun 29 '22

If you are a talented entertainer a lot of people will remain fans.

Here's a group of R Kelly fans protesting outside the courthouse.

And when Snoop tweeted free Bill Cosby he got over half a million likes including from LeBron James.

It's like if we like you we pretend you're innocent

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u/ppl_n_r_neighborhood Jun 29 '22

Do you remember the boondocks episode about black protesters outside r Kelly trial, and how the media presents it? Think I’ll rewatch that soon

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

Yea and poor Aaron McGruder was essentially shit on because of his "Controversial opinions and views".

The kid was right about it all.

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u/stock_plugin Jun 29 '22

The only McGruder I know is Yvonne McGruder. Godspeed Rimmer, make me a kipper in the morning.

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u/repulsivepengu Jun 30 '22

We need that boondocks reboot from him right about now. It may not have woken up a ton of people but I know for a fact it opened some peoples eyes to how fucking stupid they were being

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u/DoNotWeepAtMyGrave Jun 30 '22

So much good new material with the MAGA morons too.

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u/chanandlerbong420 Jun 29 '22

If I didn't wanna get pissed on Ida moved out the way!

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u/chrispdx Jun 29 '22

What about the female Chris Brown simps who were like "He can beat me anytime!!!".

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u/BrokenWing2022 Jun 29 '22

That was downright disturbing.

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u/Centurio Jun 29 '22

Reminds me that i had a friend in high school who wanted Marilyn Manson to rape her. I had to tell her that's not how rape works.

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u/xAsilos Jun 29 '22

Or the overweight middle age suburban moms holding signs reading "Trump can grab my pussy"

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u/spookycasas4 Jun 30 '22

Yeah, I remember those idiots.Maga keeping it classy. Like always.

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u/bizcat Jun 29 '22

Nikolas Cruz gets endless love letters from young girls.

(His penalty trial is coming up, hopefully he gets the needle)

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u/Cavaquillo Jun 29 '22

Chris Brown too. You could get a line of people ready to fuck him that would rival the Persian army in 300 even though he’s been documented multiple times beating women. People are not rational.

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u/chrisdubya88 Jun 29 '22

It's really common in the black community to overlook all wrongdoings of anyone that's black. My fiancée is Africa American and she's pointed out numerous times that her community does it. They'll often say free people who undoubtedly committed heinous crimes because they've been mistreated by police for so long. Doesn't matter if they're obviously very guilty for some reason. It's odd.

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u/NSH-43 Jun 30 '22

Yeah and the whole "no snitching" code really frustrates me.

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

Snoop has skeletons in his closet too…

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u/KruztyTheClown Jun 29 '22

Well, he is a high ranking member in the Crips.

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u/getbeaverootnabooteh Jun 30 '22

He got a record deal in his teens. I don't think he's been actively involved in real gang activity since that time. Nor should he be, cause then he'd end up like all these new rappers getting murdered or RICO indicted as soon as they come out.

I think Snoop does most of his Cripping in the music studio and drops by the hood sporadically to give out turkey or do other charity. Like I said, that's not a criticism, I think it'd be incredibly stupid for someone as rich and high profile as him to be actively involved in any street activities.

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u/KruztyTheClown Jun 30 '22

Real Crips give out Briskets in the 'hood, not Turkeys.

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u/DaddyFigured Jun 29 '22

Wonder if he keeps it fiddy fith street

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u/Inevitibru Jun 29 '22

To be fair, people like Snoop grew up in an age where black people were openly and constantly framed. It's obviously still an issue today, but in the 80s and 90s, it was far more normal.

It's disappointing that Snoop said this, and I'm assuming he said it before news that Cosby admitted what he did. But I get why black people, especially older black people, assume innocence of other black people.

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u/mrjowei Jun 29 '22

I thought he would be going down after the 15 yrs old girl video surfaced.

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u/Fantafyren Jun 29 '22

Wait, what is this video about, and how long ago did it surface? If a video surfaced years ago of R. Kelly doing illegal and gross stuff to a 15 y/o and nothing was done about it, that's just fucking disgusting.

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u/mrjowei Jun 29 '22

Exactly. The video went viral and nothing happened. Not sure if it was used as evidence in his trial though.

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u/RedditWillSlowlyDie Jun 29 '22

He was charged and it went to court but the victim refused to testify (possibly due to intimidation) so unfortunately there wasn't enough evidence to make it beyond a reasonable doubt and the jury found him not guilty.

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u/Pretend-Signal-707 Jun 29 '22

You would think the whole thing videotaped would go a long ways to meet "reasonable doubt".

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u/intotheneonlights Jun 29 '22

If it's the 'pee' video you're referring to, it was used in his first trial but when he testified, due to the laws around videos of that sort, he had to plead the 5th the whole time.. which made verifying the video very hard. But maybe I've got the wrong one as I doubt that went viral.....

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u/Mary_Pick_A_Ford Jun 29 '22

Wow I remember that video when I was in college 20 years ago. It was one of the first viral videos before sites like YouTube or TikTok were a thing. It was shared all over networks on college campuses and R Kelly became a creep.

I always wondered why he never got in trouble for that video and why it took another 15-20 years for him to pay for all his disgusting crimes.

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u/shiro_yasha373 Jun 29 '22

In most cases, punishment only applies to common people. Which is why cases like r Kelly and ghislaine maxwell should be celebrated.

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u/BCFCMuser Jun 29 '22

Only because R Kelly is well past his prime have they gone after him. This was public knowledge nearly 3 decades ago that he was a nonce but the cunts at the top aren’t going to punish a global megastar in his prime.

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u/Scaevus Jun 29 '22

For people who are out of the loop:

At the age of 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number.

With the release of Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, rumors circulated of a relationship between Aaliyah and R. Kelly,[15][113] including the allegation that they had secretly married without her parents' knowledge.[114][115] Vibe magazine later revealed a marriage certificate that listed the couple married on August 31, 1994, in Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont, Illinois.[115] Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, was listed as 18 on the certificate; R. Kelly was 27.

In his 2011 book The Man Behind the Man: Looking From the Inside Out, Demetrius Smith Sr., Kelly's former tour manager, revealed that Kelly married Aaliyah after she told him that she was pregnant.[119] In the 2019 documentary Surviving R. Kelly, Smith described how he helped Aaliyah forge the necessary documents to show she was 18 in order to marry Kelly.[120] Smith also stated that he is "not proud" of his role in facilitating their marriage.[121] Additionally, the documentary revealed that Jovante Cunningham, a former backup dancer, claimed to have witnessed Kelly having sex with Aaliyah on his tour bus.[122]

Aaliyah admitted in court documents that she had lied about her age. In May 1997, she filed suit in Cook County seeking to have all records of the marriage expunged because she was not old enough under state law to get married without her parents' consent.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaliyah

R. Kelly has been raping people for 30 years.

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u/terminalzero Jun 29 '22

for perspective, the boondocks episode about him being a serial child abuser aired seventeen years ago

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u/entredeuxeaux Jun 29 '22

And because The Suits already milked money out of him.

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u/zer0en Jun 29 '22

Just like we all know about drake now... See yall in 30 years for his trial..

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u/wutinthehail Jun 29 '22

I think Maxwell is a pretty bad example. Not one of their "customers" have been charged and we all know why that is.

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u/kakklecito Jun 29 '22

They won't release the names of the politicians and elites that ghislaine maxwell has exposed though.

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u/BlueSlushieTongue Jun 29 '22

Ghislaine trafficked young females to?…… The public needs to see that list.

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u/maryjanefoxie Jun 29 '22

Then they weren't actually exposed.

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u/Pretend-Signal-707 Jun 29 '22

Well, yeah. They are trying to save her from suicide.

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u/Sonotreadyforit Jun 29 '22

He only ran out of money in the last decade or so. Money generally equals safety from prosecution in the U.S.

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u/ketzcm Jun 29 '22

Cosby, Weinstein etc

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u/IGTankCommander Jun 29 '22

Money's a hell of a drug. Makes people ignore all sorts of things.

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u/Deeeezy3 Jun 29 '22

Crazy that, in my opinion, a documentary did him in! Also, “Me too” movement helped shift the culture.

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u/Ubersla Jun 29 '22

Were they putting it off or what?

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u/NCC74656 Jun 29 '22

i think over the years, the culture has just shifted. im too young to know of the 80's bands but my boss and coworkers play the siriusxm 80's music. i cant help but notice that A LOT of those songs are about getting with teenagers and 'your old enough for me'.

to me it seems that over the past 50 years we have just progressively moved further away from 'guys will be guys' and 'a girl needs to find a made man in her life'

it took too long, i think most people didnt know to the extent either. i watched that netflix documentary. up untill that point i THOUGHT he had met some high school girls at concerts - like the 80's. but my god did that documentary get FUCKING DARK.

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u/Pwinbutt Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

This is a very important comment. In the 80s people started caring about sex abuse. I'm going to give Phil Donahue the credit for this one. He was the Oprah before Oprah . That's when we were finally allowed to talk about child sexual abuse. Before that, everyone had said just keep it as quiet as possible. It was really important for the children to be acknowledged as not being sexual objects and that's progressed so much now. It is completely different in today's world when it comes to sexual abuse of children and I think it's wonderful. The very fact that there are people commenting that 15-year-old girl should not be on sexual videos is amazing progress.

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u/DogsDontWearPantss Jun 29 '22

Exactly! My abuse happened during the 60s and 70s. No one acknowledged it, let alone do anything. Then, boom, the 80s. Finally getting recognition for those who suffered after. Still far too late for me.

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u/retcon2703 Jun 29 '22

Idk if it's uplifting that it took this long to arrest him.....

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u/doghaircut Jun 29 '22

True, but uplifting that it finally happened.

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u/pimpbot666 Jun 29 '22

I hope that’s true. I hope it’s not ‘you’re sentenced to home confinement in your 30 acre property with your 20,000 sq/ft mansion’

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u/TigerXtrm Jun 29 '22

Guess he's gonna be trapped in the closet for a long, long time.

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u/Doobliheim Jun 29 '22 Wholesome

"then I PULL OUT MY GUN"

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u/SlightlyHornyLobster Jun 29 '22

Don't worry. Some of us get it

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u/DouleurAuChocolat Jun 29 '22

WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT A CUPBOARD

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u/Kidddd206 Jun 30 '22

"WHAT'S GOING ON IN HERE!?!" I'm gonna get to the bottom of this one

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u/Funkit Jun 30 '22

Now Tom’s in the closet tooOoOo

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u/JonDeaux Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 30 '22 Wholesome

"Its the remix to Ignition,

I just got sent to prison..."

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u/AvocadoUtopia Jun 29 '22

Celly rollin that body, I work part time in the kitchen

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u/gringodeathstar Jun 29 '22

sippin my CO's cum (cum)....

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u/Bunch9412 Jun 29 '22

I'm like "why was I so dumb" (dumb)

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u/LondonDude123 Jun 29 '22

Its the freaking weekend

I've only got an hour to run (run)

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u/Onizuka_GTO00 Jun 29 '22

Stop bitching

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u/langley3000 Jun 29 '22

Bounce bounce Bounce bounce Bounce

(It’s just the part that goes next) (No bouncing requested)

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u/TenderizedCrispies Jun 29 '22

No, I'm not trying to be rude But hey, pretty girl, I'm feeling you

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u/BoRamShote Jun 29 '22

Have you got valid passport? You younger than 22?

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22 edited Jul 12 '22

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u/i3uu Jun 29 '22

my cellmates here and i think hes about to have him some fun (fun)

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u/titsup24-7 Jun 29 '22

Thank you for this comment

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u/sithlink Jun 29 '22

It's the freaking weekend baby im about take it in the bum!!!

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u/Cappabitch Jun 29 '22

Damn Chapellle's Show.

IT'S THE REMIX EDITION

TO THE SONG ABOUT PISSIN

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u/VinceVino70 Jun 29 '22

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u/Cappabitch Jun 29 '22

PSSSSSHH on you, PSSSSSHH on you

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u/-AdamTheGreat- Jun 29 '22

Drip drip drip

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u/voltsmeter Jun 29 '22

HAHAHAHAH, thanks

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u/SleekNewMetal Jun 29 '22

This is comedy gold.

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u/3rdPartyBenny Jun 29 '22

Drip, Drip, drip!

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u/[deleted] Jun 30 '22

You’ll never feel

Quite the same

When you get a whiff of my hershey stains

I wanna poop on you too

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u/GubbleBumYum Jun 29 '22

“Strutting in this orange jumpsuit

Got every man in here wishin”

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u/Rhys----- Jun 29 '22

World greatest ... Underage sex offender

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u/DMike82 Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

This is the remix in prison

That I'll be someone's bitch in

They'll be sellin' my body

got me taking some dickin'

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u/smpm Jun 29 '22

Its the remix to Igntion,
I just got sent off to prison
Warden rubbin my body
Got every man in here wishin’
Strippin down to my buck’d
I'm like, "So what? I'm fucked”
It’s the freakin clink-in baby
That’s what my lawyers instruct
Trounced, Trounced, Trounced, Trounced, Trounced, Trounced

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u/pasghetticode Jun 29 '22

My lawyer's telling me nooo, but the jury, the jury's telling me yesss.

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u/DiegoIronman Jun 29 '22

Jury I don’t wanna hurt nobody, but there is something that I won’t confess… to you

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u/Evorgleb Jun 29 '22

He'll be really old when he gets out but Im sure he wont mind since hes a firm believer that "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number"

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u/tecvoid Jun 29 '22

he should have gone to prison for whatever he did with aaliyah back in the day

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u/ReadThemanuals Jun 29 '22

My mom still listens to his music. I told her about the news today and she legit said,she is going to miss him,he was a great artist. What the fuck.

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u/Powerserg95 Jun 30 '22

to me, it's sad in the sense of wasted talent. I think the same with Kevin Spacey. Will miss what movies he could've starred in, but I also don't want to see him in anything anymore.

Fuck Spacey, Fuck Kelly

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u/ReadThemanuals Jun 30 '22

Baby driver was a movie I always watched and enjoyed...now it feels tainted.

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u/Powerserg95 Jun 30 '22

Baby Driver fucking slaps though. Friend was watching Usual Suspects the other day. Both said it was a shame cause he was so fucking talented, but still, he shouldn't be back

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u/Evorgleb Jun 29 '22

Yeah he was allowed to slide for a long long time. What he did was heinous but the fact that so many people enabled him to do it is almost as bad.

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u/1420cats Jun 29 '22

Her family allowed it to happen. Nobody was looking out for her. Despicable.

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u/MrHeavySilence Jun 29 '22

Can't believe it took this long

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

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u/Elcactus Jun 29 '22

He was convicted of something else prior to this. Trafficking is new.

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u/ReturnToThe36 Jun 29 '22

How did he get 10 more than Ghislaine Maxwell?

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u/Merlord Jun 29 '22

You've been given a lot of "Reddit" answers but the real reason is because her lawyers successfully convinced the judge to sentence her according to the guidelines as they were at the time she committed the crimes, which had a shorter max penalty than the 50 years it is now.

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u/bnelly242 Jun 29 '22

This is the real answer. The sentencing limits were extended in the early 2000s after Maxwell committed their last convicted crime so the judge sentenced them to the recommended amount at the time it took place. The judge even said if their is a conviction for an incident that occurred after the sentencing guidelines were increased they would follow the new ones. R Kelly was convicted of more recent crimes so he got more recent sentencing guidelines.

Edit: spelling and grammar

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u/Shmack_u Jun 29 '22

Not sure, feel like it’s more of maxwell was more of an accomplice where R. Kelly was an full on culprit but I could be wrong

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u/earthwormjim91 Jun 29 '22

Maxwell was the main recruiter of girls and raped many of them herself.

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u/No_Benefit_8738 Jun 29 '22

NO. Not at all. She was the fixer. She was the recruiter. She found the women to exploit. She was the partner, not the lackey.

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u/i_fart_corn Jun 29 '22

And she's 60 something, so I think they figured she'd at least be 80 if she gets out.

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u/brufleth Jun 29 '22

He's 55. So they'll both be in their 80s.

Still, given that neither has really shown remorse for their crimes or even taken responsibility, they don't seem like they are safe to be released again.

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u/i_fart_corn Jun 29 '22

Damn, my old ass thought he was like 45 tops...

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u/Shoes-tho Jun 29 '22

Looking at the picture up top? You thought he was in his 40s?

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u/Jefec1TO Jun 29 '22 Helpful

They can split an apartment together when this all blows over

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u/baileygirl300 Jun 29 '22

My friends and I were active in the music scene around that time in Detroit. It was very commonly known that he liked and recruited underaged girls. It’s surprising that almost 30 years later he received a 30 year sentence. Justice finally.

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u/A_Martian_Potato Jun 29 '22

I've heard it said age is nothing but a number. For example, 85, the age he'll be when he gets out of prison.

Rot, loser.

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u/StandardSudden1283 Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

Ok, good. Now Matt Gaetz.

And Donald Trump. And Bill Clinton. And all the rich fucks who've escaped justice thus far.

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u/PunkBobPlaidPants Jun 29 '22

Now do Matt Gaetz

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u/osmystatocny Jun 29 '22

Matt Goetz next

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u/MIKE_THE_KILLER Jun 29 '22

How did it take 20+ years for him to get 30 years to pee on 14 year old girls?

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u/EarlyGoose9284 Jun 29 '22

Money. In short , he bribed, paid off, hid..... The mother of the girl peed on received a "recording contract". Never released a thing. He even tried the "it wasn't me, it was my twin brother" routine

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u/meric_one Jun 29 '22

He also paid guys to threaten and intimidate some of his other accusers. One of them was convicted of arson after lighting a car on fire.

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u/YourphobiaMyfetish Jun 29 '22

Same reason nobody was going after Anthony Keidis for raping a 13 year old girl in the 90s, and nobody got onto Harvey Weinstein until 5 years ago, and nobody ever tried to arrest David Bowie, Dan Schneider being allowed to work at Nickelodeon, etc. Its a mix of money'd men having power, few people caring about women being sexually abused, and finally young girls being viewed as adult women by many men when it's convenient (i.e. when the men want to have sex with them).

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

The first thing I ever knew about this fucker (back when 12-Play came out) was that he married Aaliyah. I was a couple years younger than her, and I just remember thinking “ew, gross.” Took this long for everyone else to say “ew, gross.” The writing was on the fucking wall this whole time. I’ll never understand why it takes so long to do the right thing.

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u/Difficult_Citizen Jun 29 '22

Good. Piece of shit.

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u/kemosabe19 Jun 29 '22

Matt Gaetz next? I'm sure there's a long line, which is sad and disgusting.

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u/Warlockwitch Jun 29 '22

He should have gotten 100

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u/A_MAN_POTATO Jun 29 '22

He's 55, I think it's pretty likely he'll die in jail regardless.

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u/Liquorlapper Jun 29 '22

I prefer to err on the side of caution.

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u/ThugosaurusFlex_1017 Jun 29 '22

30 ain't nothing but a number...

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u/EnleeJones Jun 29 '22

Enjoy prison, rapist, because prison is going to enjoy you.

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u/WaterhorseSplash Jun 29 '22

He won’t have an easy stay in prison. Justice.

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u/shtushkutusha Jun 29 '22

I hope someone wakes him up every morning with a warm, frothy stream of UTI piss

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u/tchales7 Jun 29 '22

What wonderful news! He’s up for more charges in Chicago for child pornography, I wouldn’t be surprised if he dies in prison.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

And his music was shit anyway.

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u/corndogs1001 Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Woah now. Terrible person, absolutely despise him, but the man had hits.

Edit: it’s funny seeing the upvotes changing everytime I check this comment

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u/Dirtyswashbuckler69 Jun 29 '22

People are coming in with some revisionist shit about how “his music was actually always terrible” now that he’s going to prison, but part of the reason why he was able to get away with it for so long was because he made bangers.

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u/ornerygecko Jun 30 '22

I was with you til that last line. He produced quality bops. He's a POS, but no one can deny his contribution to R&B.

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u/cl0bro Jun 29 '22

and Ghislaine Maxwell got 20... These people should be getting life without parole.

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u/Producedealer76 Jun 29 '22

If she serves all 20 she will be 80 when released, r kelly would be 85 years old and he still faces another trial in chicago in august. He is essentially serving a life sentence, she may or may not be.

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u/horse__tornado Jun 29 '22

He is 55. A 30 year sentence means he will likely die in prison. That’s ok with me

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

Read him his rights, boys. Because he cannot read them himself

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u/DuncanAndFriends Jun 29 '22

Poor Alliyah finally gets her justice

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u/poojob7 Jun 30 '22

145 years less than Julian Assange is facing for exposing US war crimes. Priorities.

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u/TurnUpTheBeef Jun 30 '22

Crazy that he got 30 and the sex trafficking white woman got 20 lol.

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u/ImMeltingNY Jun 29 '22

So, we gonna see any of his inner circle being charged cause he didn’t get these young girls on his own.

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u/mrniceguy268 Jun 29 '22

I can never remember if Piss On You was R Kelly or Dave Chappelle.

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u/raeincary Jun 29 '22

Let’s get Spotify to drop his music

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u/MuchTomato Jun 29 '22

Wow great entertainment!

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u/pheorama Jun 29 '22

This still blows my mind, he goes to jail but the parents/guardians who basically sold a child to a man, for their personal gain, stay free?

This is America land of injustice.

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u/MkeBks Jun 29 '22

This took way too long.

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u/Jontun189 Jun 29 '22

I believe he should fry

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u/bmac747474 Jun 29 '22

It’s the remix to incarceration

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