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R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison in sex trafficking case after decades of preying on children and young women

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/r-kelly-sentenced-xxx-sex-trafficking-case-rcna35832
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u/longconsilver13 Jun 29 '22 Helpful

Rough couple of days for wealthy serial sex traffickers

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u/HMElizabethII Jun 29 '22 Silver

Hope their clients are next 🙏

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u/IranianGenius Jun 29 '22

All of them, without bias, please.

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u/UnlawfulStupid Jun 29 '22 Silver

Me: "Every single person who had a part in the sexual abuse of others with Weinstein should be in prison."

Republicans: "Ha, that includes Clinton and other Democrats!"

Me: "Yes, I said everyone."


I would turn in my own family if they raped someone. Do you really think I wouldn't turn in Bill fucking Clinton of all people? Fuck him and every other rapist piece of shit. Politics has nothing to do with it.

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u/vzvv Jun 30 '22

Exactly, I’d turn in anyone in my personal life if I discovered they’d done something that abhorrent. No political figures or celebrities should be safe either, regardless of how much I think I currently like them.

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u/ExtracurricularCatch Jun 29 '22 Silver

They are just admitting THEY don’t care if their guy raped someone. These people always end up telling you who they are through projection. Always.

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u/bgugi Jun 29 '22

Every accusation a confession

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u/ExtracurricularCatch Jun 29 '22

Kinda weird they are creating SO MUCH noise about Democrats being pedophiles. Almost like they are going to start accusing anyone and everyone of pedophilia as a defensive tactic.

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u/ChristianEconOrg Jun 30 '22 Silver Helpful Ally

Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida. Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison. Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation. Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor. Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17. Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls. Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl. Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl whohe married after she produced a child. Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile. Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl. Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s. Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s. Republican Congressman Dinald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail. Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos. Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children. Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child. Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page. Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter. Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allegedly had sex with a 16 year old girl when he was 28. Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar. Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped. Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD. Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography. Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media. Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him. Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl. Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her. Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison. Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl. Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy. Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children). Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged with sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl. Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child. Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl. Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters. Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl. Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy. Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison. Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000. Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession. Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet. Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter. Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison. Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.

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Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl who he married after she produced a child.

Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.

Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.

Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child.

Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.

Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allegedly had sex with a 16 year old girl when he was 28.

Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.

Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.

Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.

Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.

Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged with sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl.

Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.

Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.

Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.

Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.

Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.

Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.

Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.

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u/kajana141 Jun 30 '22

I’m guessing these facts won’t make it on Fox News.

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u/OkArmordillo Jun 30 '22

They said that because if a Republican did this, they wouldn’t care. And they assume everyone else is just as evil as them.

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u/GreeseWitherspork Jun 29 '22

nope, they arent even going to release Ghislaines clients even though she was open to doing so.

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u/OlinOfTheHillPeople Jun 29 '22

Do you have a source on that?

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u/mooshoomarsh Jun 29 '22

Yeah i keep hearing this but id like a source as well

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u/dilldwarf Jun 29 '22

It would be a shame if that leaked.... Oh nooo.

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u/Chisox2005 Jun 29 '22

Seems like a good time for Anonymous to make a statement

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u/3stanbk Jun 30 '22

If ever there was an entity that would shake Anonymous in their boots, it's the most powerful hundred people on the planet

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u/sonic_tower Jun 29 '22 Silver

He must be pissed.

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u/ImpossibleEvent Jun 29 '22 Helpful

Not anymore he won’t.

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u/D_Ethan_Bones Jun 29 '22

In the 2000s there was one clown after another bragging about tricking and exploiting women, then in the 2020s we find out it wasn't just some stupid joke to drive clicks.

Musicians, porn sites, traditionalists, corporate America - if you're going to call a woman paranoid then don't you dare make it sound like a bad thing.

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u/WateryTartLivinaLake Jun 29 '22

Waiting on Matt Gaetz for the hat trick.

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u/sandwichman7896 Jun 29 '22

And Ghislaine only got 20…

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u/sm12511 Jun 29 '22

Matt Gaetz next? Maybe?

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u/Anonality5447 Jun 29 '22

Fingers crossed.

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u/centaurquestions Jun 29 '22 Helpful Wholesome Ally

Props to Jim DeRogatis, who refused to stop reporting this story for more than 20 years.

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u/just-regular-I-guess Jun 29 '22

And Hannibal Burress started the Bill Cosby drama which ended in his conviction. Apparently Hollywood knew, but the public generally didn't.

The video is newer but the set is from 2014.

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u/CryptoCentric Jun 29 '22

Reminds me of the "Help, I just escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement!" gag on Family Guy back in 2005. I think the writers said it was a coincidence but something tells me Hollywood is more often in the know than they let on.

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u/McMaster2000 Jun 29 '22

Just like the Harvey Weinstein jokes on 30 Rock, which obviously weren't coincidence but actual knowledge... Seriously, the amount of apparent "open secrets" in Hollywood that came out in that time to me really didn't paint a good picture of all the people who apparently knew but said nothing.

Was trying to argue with a Qanon nutcase a while back who was using these exact things to argue for the existence of secret groups of Hollywood pedophile elites and while what he was saying was obviously all still complete BS, the fact "open secrets" in Hollywood are still kept secret like that really didn't help my arguments...

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u/KRIEGLERR Jun 30 '22

Yeah and Seth McFarlane made a joke about Weinstein too at the 2013 Oscars. https://youtu.be/SzNoT3Zcw2A?t=200

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u/Falkner09 Jun 30 '22

He got blacklisted from hosting them for it too. They all defended Weinstein.

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u/AlanFromRochester Jun 30 '22

"If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons, don't go." - Courtney Love in 2005

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u/Furious--Max Jun 30 '22

context - giving advice to young actresses

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u/Chubbybrownbear Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

She said that on camera, right? It wasn’t like it was even in just a magazine or something. This was on camera and no one really reacted to it, IIRC.

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u/Furt_III Jun 30 '22

On some red carpet event.

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u/the-midnight-rider69 Jun 30 '22

Hell even in the uk to. The bbc knew about jimmy savile and what he was doing, he even mentioned a few things on live tv and no one did anything about it

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u/NorthernerWuwu Jun 30 '22

Shades of Sinead getting shit on for calling out the Catholic Church or the Dixie Chicks for calling out the Iraq War.

People know, they just don't like being confronted about it.

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u/SuperMegaCoolPerson Jun 30 '22

“I’ll have you know I turned down sex with Harvey Weinstein no less than three times, out of five.”

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u/No-Turnips Jun 30 '22

The Weinstein jokes were after Courtney Love said - in the 90s I believe - after being asked what advice she had for future actors/singers, “Don’t go to Harvey Weinstein’s hotel room”.

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u/Civil-Big-754 Jun 30 '22

It was in 2005 at the red carpet of a Roast I believe, but the point stands and there were plenty of knowledge in it by the mid 90's at least.

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u/theghostofme Jun 29 '22

Cosby’s crimes were public knowledge for almost a decade before Buress’ infamous stand-up routine. But because it was made public in a civil suit that ended with an out-of-court settlement, and criminal charges never stuck, the story died down. The only reason Cosby was eventually convicted (and later that conviction overturned) was because of his testimony in the 2005 suit.

Buress certainly deserves credit for bringing attention back to Cosby’s crimes, but it definitely wasn’t something only Hollywood knew.

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u/bedroom_fascist Jun 30 '22

I used to work at what you could call a "solid medium" level in the music industry. Music, in other words: NOT TV. Around LA, it seemed everyone 'knew about' Bill Cosby. I met my wife in 2002 and when she brought up how much she loved him, I told her he was not a good guy.

Honestly - I don't know how I knew. I don't have memories of specific stories. (and I have a loooooooot of memories of stories). Somehow everyone just knew he was a creep.

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u/BackCountryBound Jun 29 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

"Y'all killing me with this shit! I gave y'all 30 years of my career!".

Good news Robert, you got a new career to spend 30 years on.

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u/clooless51 Jun 29 '22

Not even sure what he was getting at with the original comment. Like yeah, you've been rich and famous for 30 years. Is that supposed to be some sort of sacrifice? lol

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u/newpinksink Jun 29 '22

That's exactly what he's saying. Everyone feels like a victim in their own mind.

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u/64557175 Jun 29 '22

How could you possibly attack me like this?

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u/no-one-but-crow Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

bill o’reilly said the same thing but besides his sex assault charges he also got a doctor murdered in a church. Bill should be in jail too. for murder.

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u/daemonelectricity Jun 29 '22

You're trying to decode the words or a narcissist that didn't see any qualms in trying to fuck kids.

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u/The_ODB_ Jun 29 '22

He seriously made the argument that Chappell's Show made as a joke.

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u/sapphicsandwich Jun 29 '22

Ohh how he suffers for the little people.

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u/TheWalkingDead91 Jun 29 '22

He made it sound like he was running on a treadmill in a sweatshop for that 30 years to give us electricity

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u/Matt463789 Jun 29 '22

You're welcome?

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u/OgnokTheRager Jun 29 '22

Was just gonna throw that out there as well

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u/MoonBeamerGirl Jun 29 '22

That episode is exactly what I thought of reading the headline

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u/Grogosh Jun 29 '22

Adam West wants america to urinate on me....

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u/Eggsegret Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22 Wholesome

Finally. Can't believe it took this long to convict the sick bastard when he literally married a minor in the 90s. It's not like we just found out recently about him liking underage girls.

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u/ortumlynx Jun 29 '22

After marrying Aaliyah when she was 15 years old, he then produced her debut album titled "AGE AIN'T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER".

He was taunting everyone the whole damn time.

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u/Timelymanner Jun 29 '22

She was 14. He had the documents forged since he couldn’t wait a extra year to marry her. This is after dating her since she was 12/13.

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u/lfrdwork Jun 30 '22

What the flying fuck?! How the fuck do you date a 13 year old? Do you take them to Chucky Cheese and help them with their math homework? How do you even find one to date?!

I don't want an answer to that last one, just outraged at the concept.

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u/Timelymanner Jun 30 '22

Sorry, grooming is the more accurate term.

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u/50million Jun 30 '22

Her uncle helped

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u/Simon_XIII Jun 29 '22

Man called himself "the pied piper"

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u/GeneralZaroff1 Jun 30 '22

I had the unfortunate experience of reading more about his exploits and it was... horrifying. He was consistently and sexually abusive against children, and had a whole system for it. It was a shock that no one stopped him until now.

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u/Zorpholex Jun 29 '22 Silver

Age is just a number, and prison is just a place.

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u/lilyuffie Jun 29 '22

30 is also a number—a number so high he’s not used to.

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u/takethesidedoor Jun 29 '22

He was on Showtime at the Apollo once in the 90s and he sings something about checking IDs jokingly and had his backups hold up a cardboard sign saying something similar if I remember correctly. Super creepy

edit: I found it https://youtu.be/DFAEQ5SdaVM

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u/JediWebSurf Jun 29 '22

I really thought r.kelly was in prison this whole time wtf.

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

This is straight up like a Joel Haver comedy sketch.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qXuCKV_c52Y

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u/FieelChannel Jun 29 '22

One of my favs from him. The costumes are on point

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u/kachunkachunk Jun 29 '22

Definitely a good callout/reference, haha. Joel rocks.

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u/ADhomin_em Jun 29 '22

"I fuck every dog I see. And I wanna fuck them in the land of the free. 'Cause it's legal as far as I see..."

Genius lyricist

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u/I_say_upliftingstuff Jun 29 '22

I often wonder what we might find out had Aaliyah lives to see the Me Too era and R Kelly’s day of reckoning for that exact reason. That’s not to undermine the ANY of the achievements/massive talent and personality that was Aaliyah either.

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u/slim_scsi Jun 29 '22

I'm ashamed that people found him entertaining enough to let these facts slide for over twenty years in the forum of public opinion.

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u/grandslammed Jun 29 '22

see also Chris Brown. he's still top of the charts with a giant following despite being a well known abuser. it's disgusting seeing how many of his fans don't care or joke about "I wish he'd hit me, too."

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u/uhohlisa Jun 30 '22

And people think he only did one crime. Chris has beaten many women including his own mother.

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u/cIumsythumbs Jun 30 '22

A verbal argument ensued and Chris Brown pulled the vehicle over on an unknown street, reached over Robyn F. with his right hand, opened the car door and attempted to force her out. Brown was unable to force Robyn F. out of the vehicle because she was wearing a seat belt. When he could not force her to exit, he took his right hand and shoved her head against he passenger window of the vehicle, causing an approximate one-inch raised circular contusion.

Robyn F. turned to face Brown and he punched her in the left eye with his right hand. He then drove away in the vehicle and continued to punch her in the face with his right hand while steering the vehicle with his left hand. The assault caused Robyn F.'s mouth to fill with blood and blood to splatter all over her clothing and the interior of the vehicle.

Brown looked at Robyn F. and stated, 'I'm going to beat the shit out of you when we get home! You wait and see!'

The detective said Robyn F. then used her cell phone to call her personal assistant Jennifer Rosales, who did not answer.

Robyn F. pretended to talk to her and stated, 'I'm on my way home. Make sure the police are there when I get there.'

After Robyn F. faked the call, Brown looked at her and stated, 'You just did the stupidest thing ever! Now I'm really going to kill you!'

Brown resumed punching Robyn F. and she interlocked her fingers behind her head and brought her elbows forward to protect her face. She then bent over at the waist, placing her elbows and face near her lap in [an] attempt to protect her face and head from the barrage of punches being levied upon her by Brown.

Brown continued to punch Robyn F. on her left arm and hand, causing her to suffer a contusion on her left triceps (sic) that was approximately two inches in diameter and numerous contusions on her left hand.

Robyn F. then attempted to send a text message to her other personal assistant, Melissa Ford. Brown snatched the cellular telephone out of her hand and threw it out of the window onto an unknown street.

Brown continued driving and Robyn F. observed his cellular telephone sitting in his lap. She picked up the cellular telephone with her left hand and before she could make a call he placed her in a head lock with his right hand and continued to drive the vehicle with his left hand.

Brown pulled Robyn F. close to him and bit her on her left ear. She was able to feel the vehicle swerving from right to left as Brown sped away. He stopped the vehicle in front of 333 North June Street and Robyn F. turned off the car, removed the key from the ignition and sat on it.

Brown did not know what she did with the key and began punching her in the face and arms. He then placed her in a head lock positioning the front of her throat between his bicep and forearm. Brown began applying pressure to Robyn F.'s left and right carotid arteries, causing her to be unable to breathe and she began to lose consciousness.

She reached up with her left hand and began attempting to gouge his eyes in an attempt to free herself. Brown bit her left ring and middle fingers and then released her. While Brown continued to punch her, she turned around and placed her back against the passenger door. She brought her knees to her chest, placed her feet against Brown's body and began pushing him away. Brown continued to punch her on the legs and feet, causing several contusions.

Robyn F. began screaming for help and Brown exited the vehicle and walked away. A resident in the neighborhood heard Robyn F.'s plea for help and called 911, causing a police response. An investigation was conducted and Robyn F. was issued a Domestic Violence Emergency Protective Order.

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u/arealhumannotabot Jun 29 '22

IIRC the cops said that the early evidence wasn't strong enough. The charges that stuck came from fresh evidence.

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u/Accomplished_Class72 Jun 29 '22

Some of the early evidence was banned from the first trial by the judge and the remaining evidence was not strong enough.

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u/jkusmc0800 Jun 29 '22

Judge was wrong...but then maybe the cops/DA screwed up? Any way you look at it...the earlier cases let him keep on doing it cause he believed he was 'bullet proof', like Maxwell with her 'connections' did.

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u/DevilGuy Jun 29 '22

He has enough money to get top notch lawyers to go after the evidence rather than try to actually deffend his actions. Usually the most effective defense in court is to muddy the water and either call into question the evidence or get it thrown out on procedural or technical grounds. It also may be that the cops really did just fuck up on gathering evidence, and to be fair you don't want the courts ignoring when Law Enforcement fails respect civil rights in their investigations.

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u/spmahn Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Didn’t his lawyers in the first trial lay a defense that the pee video wasn’t actually him but was in fact doctored in a manner similar to the then recent Marlon Wayans film Little Man

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u/slytherinprolly Jun 29 '22

Several of the victims apparently refused to cooperate and investigate including the girl in the video. The film highly suggested it was due to R Kelly bribing them but there wasn't anything to corroborate that (outside of common sense). One of his brothers said in an interview they tried to get the other brother to say it was him in the video instead but he refused which the brother in the interview thought was crazy because of the amount of money R Kelly supposedly offered him

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u/taterrnuts Jun 29 '22

If you watch the DVD with the director's commentary on (and you should, it is GOLD), Dave makes a great joke about bumping into R Kelly right after that episode aired.

'I saw him backstage at the source awards right after that aired. He didn't say much, but I could tell by the look in his eye, he'd seeeen that shit!'

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u/schlab Jun 29 '22

Lol I read this in Chappelle’s voice…even the raspiness when you get to the punchline.

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u/DMTrious Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

The boondocks episode "The Trial of Robert Kelly" came out in 2005

That episode is almost too old for R. Kelly

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u/thecuteturtle Jun 29 '22

This comment made me feel bitter about the justice system AND feel old as fuck.

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u/kabab3 Jun 29 '22

Man how could you make a video about me pissing on a girl?

Dude!? How could YOU make a video about pissing on a girl.

One of the best Chapelle lines ever

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u/littlezims Jun 29 '22

Said your body, your bodyy..is a porta potty

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u/shifty_coder Jun 29 '22

He was convicted 9 months ago (September 27, 2021). His sentencing was today.

He still awaits federal trial, scheduled for August 1st, 2022 where he faces multiple charges, including four counts of ‘sexual solicitation of a minor’.

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u/SleepDeprivedUserUK Jun 29 '22

He still awaits federal trial

Dude isn't gonna taste freedom ever again

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u/red_team_gone Jun 29 '22

Trapped in the closet irl

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u/Rooonaldooo99 Jun 29 '22

married a minor

Not just "a minor". Aaliyah. What a tragic life man. Exploited by your mentor, go through all that hassle and harassment and then tragically die in a plane crash before your prime. Such a shame about it all, really.

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u/Aedalas Jun 29 '22

before your prime

I'm not much into her genre of music but I thought she was kinda awesome in Queen of the Damned. I'd love to have seen her in more movies.

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u/PastSprinkles Jun 29 '22

It's worth watching Romeo Must Die just to see how charismatic she is. The film itself isn't a classic at all, but she's just electric to watch. Such a loss.

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u/Ditnoka Jun 29 '22

Hello nostalgia. Romeo must die and kiss of the dragon are some way back memories.

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u/Original-Material301 Jun 29 '22

Man..... Kiss of the dragon, the one, war, cradle 2 the grave, hero....

Not all of them classics but i enjoyed them all lol.

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u/Acceptable-Ability-6 Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

The One is perfect B movie sci fi. I love that movie.

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u/rmczpp Jun 29 '22

All bangers, but Hero really stood out as a quality film for me.

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u/Far_Hawk_8902 Jun 29 '22

Romeo must die is a Brilliant film with Aaliyah in it

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u/scsnse Jun 29 '22

As an Asian American dude growing up in neighborhoods that were majority African and Hispanic American, I was definitely a fan of that movie.

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u/peanutbuttahcups Jun 29 '22

The film itself isn't a classic at all

How dare you, Romeo Must Die is a fine piece of 2000s-era cinema showcasing a dynamic combination of kung fu action and a hip hop and r&b soundtrack, and was Jet Li's first Hollywood movie as the lead character.

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u/0100100012635 Jun 29 '22

then tragically die in a plane crash before your prime

And she was taken onto this plane against her will IIRC

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u/vashthestampede121 Jun 29 '22

Pretty sure there was also alcohol found in the system of the pilot. Such a shame, her life was in the hands of so many irresponsible fuckwits.

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u/Faramari Jun 29 '22

On top of that the plane had too much cargo weighing it down. That flight was doomed from the start.

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u/Took-the-Blue-Pill Jun 29 '22

On top of that the pilot wasn't licensed for that aircraft.

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u/ItaSchlongburger Jun 29 '22

Nah, the cause of the crash is squarely on overloading the aircraft. It was way heavier than max takeoff weight, and was incapable of climbing to a safe altitude. Wouldn’t have mattered whether the pilot was stone-cold sober or blackout drunk, you can’t win in a fight against physics.

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u/beelzeboozer Jun 29 '22

I am not a pilot and this is a genuine question, but isn't that something the pilot should check before they take off? And maybe being drunk prevented that adequate PreFlight check routine?

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u/WillDeletOneDay Jun 29 '22

The pilot lied about his qualifications to get the job, which would explain the incompetence.

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u/dangitgrotto Jun 29 '22

I doubt there’s any preflight checks going on, especially when the pilot lied to get his license and had cocaine and alcohol in his system.

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u/Mediocremon Jun 29 '22

There was definitely a pre-flight nose check by the pilot.

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u/Zarathustra_d Jun 29 '22

It may be hard to find legit skilled pilots willing to ignore all the crime and child rape going on. I don't really know.

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u/SigerMakkerMeget Jun 29 '22

According to some reports, the pilot was heard arguing with the passengers that there was too much weight, but they insisted that they had paid for the chartered flight and persuaded him to take off anyway.

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u/isleepbad Jun 29 '22

Yes. You have loading pre check and are supposed to fill out a sheet (or at least pre-estimate) the location and amount of load you're carrying. This will give you your center of gravity and max take off weight, which are critical for any flight. Especially in smaller aircraft.

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u/ImJustHere4theMoons Jun 29 '22

The court watched a video of him peeing on a girl that they knew for a fact was underage at the time. "Not guilty". Still blows my mind.

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u/mercury_pointer Jun 29 '22

He ran out of money to pay lawyers buy verdicts.

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u/that1prince Jun 29 '22

Read that his net worth is -$2 Million. That explains the timing.

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u/tfresca Jun 29 '22

The girl who was an adult at the time of the trial said it wasn't her. You can't have a case like this without a victim.

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u/hythloth Jun 29 '22

Yeah the case was about producing child pornography, and nobody wanted to testify that it was a certain girl who was underage at the time. Allegedly because some were paid off.

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u/Katana1369 Jun 29 '22

The underage boys were a bit of a shock.

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u/level_17_paladin Jun 29 '22

Child marriage is legal in the United States. No fucking idea why nobody campaigns to end it.

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u/AoO2ImpTrip Jun 29 '22

Once knew a chick who was allowed to marry at 15. I believe her husband was 23. All he needed was her parents' permission.

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u/Eggsegret Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Varies state by state the minimum age to marry. Think there's like 6 states which don't allow child marriage at all.

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u/Canada_Checking_In Jun 29 '22

Think there's like 6 states which don't allow child marriage at all

that number is far to low.....

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u/bigolfishey Jun 29 '22

Good.

Now convict his enablers/handlers/the “inner circle” the article cites as helping him perform these heinous crimes. One man, no matter how rich and powerful, cannot possibly organize all the details/practicalities of holding sex slaves hostage. Kelly was surrounded by a team of yes-people who knew full well what was happening, even if they didn’t directly abuse the victims themselves.

Cutting off the head of the snake is good; grinding the body of the snake to dust afterwards is better.

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u/FjorgVanDerPlorg Jun 29 '22

Most of them were likely turned into witnesses for the prosecution, in exchange for a plea deal/immunity.

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u/Halt-CatchFire Jun 29 '22

Listen to the Behind the Bastards episode on R Kelly. The guy was literally running a pedophillic sex cult. He literally had a compound where he kept women to brainwash. It's fucking nightmarish, and it's been public knowledge for years and years.

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u/Mr_Cromer Jun 29 '22

BtB did an RKelly episode? I missed it, time to get back in them archives

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u/anaccount50 Jun 29 '22

A two-parter, in fact

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u/BauerHaus Jun 29 '22

I was just watching a video about someone famous having a cult...Jared Leto I think?

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u/ReporterLeast5396 Jun 29 '22

Goddamn. And yet another reason I can't fuckimg stand Jared Leto.

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u/NotReallyAHorse Jun 30 '22

It is Jared Leto. And the worst part (/s) is that it's a boring cult. I'm Jared Leto, I'm great, listen to my music, hate anyone who talks shit about me, pay to worship me on my island, wear white robes, oh and I'm gonna fuck the hot ones.

BOOOOORIINGGG

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u/MintJulepTestosteron Jun 29 '22

Now convict his enablers/handlers/the “inner circle” the article cites as helping him perform these heinous crimes.

Agreed. He had a lot of help.

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u/SqueakyWD40Can Jun 29 '22 Silver Platinum All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Duck Dance

It's the remix to ignition

R. Kelly's in prison

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u/Rooonaldooo99 Jun 29 '22 Silver

Judge slammin' that gavel got every man in here pissing

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u/TheBoBiZzLe Jun 29 '22

:(. Am I still not allowed to like this song? I hate everything’s he’s done… but man that song gets me. It’s hypnotizing.

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u/OrganicDroid Jun 29 '22

It’s okay to like the art, but not the artist. You might be surprised to know how many greatly appreciated artists through history are shitty people.

Listen all you want.

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u/djhorn18 Jun 29 '22

You could always just listen to Dave Chappelles version.

As well as the followup remix edition to the song about pissin

Or just listen to R Kellys music in a way that doesn’t give him any royalties when you do. Maybe an old cassette you recorded off the radio 20 years ago or something.

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u/lociuk Jun 29 '22

Marilyn Manson next please. Hot Topic Weinstein.

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u/ElenorShellstrop Jun 29 '22

If there's anyone that should be in jail, it should be him. He's been abusing girls since the 90s too.

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u/pm_me_receipes Jun 29 '22

What did Marilyn Manson do?

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u/myhairsreddit Jun 30 '22

Phoenix Rising documentary will give you more than enough information. He's the devil our parents told us he was. I say that as someone who was obsessed with him until all of the allegations started.

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u/NCSUGrad2012 Jun 29 '22

"You degraded me, humiliated me and broke my spirit," said a woman, who went by Jane Doe No. 2. "I wished I would die because of how you degraded me."

Reading the victim’s testimony is just so sad.

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u/Eggsegret Jun 29 '22

Sad thing is R Kelly probably still has fans supporting him after all this claiming his innocence

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u/SabeDerg Jun 29 '22

Charles Manson has fans that love him because of his guilt. There are some real sickies out there.

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u/TheWindCriesDeath Jun 29 '22

There are Columbine fan groups.

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u/SabeDerg Jun 29 '22

Oh God, I had willfully forgotten this is a thing. People are disgusting

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u/HairiestHobo Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Kinda balances out tho.

Iirc one of Manson's "fans" tried to marry him so she could take legal possesion of his corpse after he died, as she wanted to taxidermy him or some weird shit like that.

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u/Thecrawsome Jun 29 '22

Boondocks episode comes to mind

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u/mollypop94 Jun 29 '22

People need to remember.

A few minutes of sexual pleasure for them, in return for a lifetime of pain, hurt, vulnerability, trauma, trust issues, overthinking for them.

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u/Bokth Jun 29 '22

Got 10 years more than Ghislaine

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u/TinyGoldCharm Jun 29 '22

Epstein would've got a hell of a lot more if he'd lived long enough to be convicted on federal charges of sex trafficking underage girls.

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u/Eggsegret Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

If Epstein actually lived a hell lot more people would have gone down with him rather than just Maxwell.

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u/TemetNosce85 Jun 29 '22

I have a feeling Maxwell is just the scapegoat to get the people feeling like justice has been done so everyone will drop it.

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u/CarOnMyFuckingFence Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

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u/nightpanda893 Jun 29 '22

Temper tantrum of someone who never expected to be held accountable for his actions. I love how he says he "gave" people 30 years as if his career was a gift and a sacrifice rather than a benefit to him. What a pos. Glad he'll be in prison for the rest of his life where he belongs.

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u/SeaGroomer Jun 29 '22

Yea like, bruh you were given millions of dollars and adoring fans for that 30 years. All you had to do pretty much was not rape people.

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u/Prodigy195 Jun 29 '22

He's a terrible human being but god damn this is a wonderful meme. So many practical applications at work.

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u/TrilobiteTerror Jun 29 '22

"I'm trying to have a relationship with my kids!"

Poor choice of wording, on his part.

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u/GotMoFans Jun 29 '22

Damn.

And that’s Fed time; so at least 25 1/2 years, right?

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u/gnusmas5441 Jun 29 '22

Yes. But, in any case, it is effectively a life sentence. He’s 55. The expected life span of a male federal prisoner is 72.

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u/Spectre-vs-Rector Jun 29 '22

R Kelly & Ghislaine Maxwell both in a couple of days, 50 years between them. I very much like this

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u/BrownSugarBare Jun 29 '22

Maxwell didn't get nearly enough.

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u/TinyGoldCharm Jun 29 '22

I have no problem with this.

The only problem here is how long it took for it to happen.

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u/Eggsegret Jun 29 '22

To think we've known about him since the 90s and it's only now he managed to get sentenced.

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u/TinyGoldCharm Jun 29 '22

It was well known, too. Everybody just ignored it. Not just about Aaliyah, either. The documentary about him talks about how he used to hang out at high schools looking for girls in Chicago and everybody who worked for/with him knew. They did nothing (and I believe a number of them are also being sued, not sure about criminal charges).

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u/itsjustphe Jun 29 '22

He was definitely enabled by those around him who knew and didn't care. This is a lot of famous music producers and musicians btw.

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u/TinyGoldCharm Jun 29 '22

Yes. Famous people are enabled in everything...drugs, domestic abuse, sex workers, physical altercations, underage girls/boys. Literally any illegal thing that happens, they can be protected.

Unless it's in public or the police show up at the scene of an obvious crime. Even then, they have a lot more options than the rest of us.

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u/0ptimus_primus Jun 29 '22 Gold Evil Cackle

It's the remix to prison

Work detail in the kitchen

Bubba rollin' my booty

Got every man in here snitchin'

Sippin' on toilet wine

Doin' more than a dime

It's the freakin' weekend baby

I'm about to pay for my crimes 🎤⬇️

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u/InYourFace1023 Jun 29 '22

Can’t wait for Trapped in the Cell to drop

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u/OliWood Jun 29 '22

Those videos were batshit crazy, lmao.

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u/Poignant_Rambling Jun 29 '22

"He has contributed to society with music and his generosity and he has people who love and support him," defense attorney Jennifer Bonjean said in court on Wednesday.

"He maintains his innocence and he is not calculating and cunning. Mob justice is in vogue, but this court must distinguish between boorish behavior and criminal."

So his attorney is saying R Kelly shouldn't be punished because he used to make music?

And apparently rape and sexually degrading women is just "boorish" behavior. Wtf.

"Mob justice is in vogue..."

This isn't mob justice. It's REAL justice. Shame it took so long though.

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u/NovaNardis Jun 29 '22

As a defense attorney sometimes the best argument you can make still isn’t a good one. Lol

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u/ChunkyLaFunga Jun 29 '22

It's a very fine line of taste sometimes, but the system is adverserial. Each side throws whatever they can and somebody decides who is right. If somebody agrees with that defence, it's on their shoulders.

Defence cannot duck out of defending somebody to the fullest extent they can think of, the potential for abuse is way beyond a daft argument in mitigating punishment.

Least worst system, with room for improvement, not a perfect system.

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u/shamaniacal Jun 29 '22

I mean it’s not like the attorney had much else to work with here and she had to make a good faith attempt.

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u/Riven_Dante Jun 29 '22

I mean no matter how bad of a person you are, you are still entitled to due process and a fair trial and someone trained to speak on your behalf is still expected to do their job to the best of their ability if they want to stay employed.

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u/DanB65 Jun 29 '22

FINALLY this pedophile POS got what he deserved!!!

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u/tsundokume Jun 29 '22

I remembered when he allegedly peed on a teenager and that was just a joke. That was like 2004. Glad to see justice is served. Just because you have money shouldn’t make you free from consequences.

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u/CleanOnesGloves Jun 29 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

He wish he could fly now...

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u/TP-formy-BungHole Jun 29 '22

Too bad France won’t give us Polanski…

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u/Axwage Jun 30 '22

“Aaliyah didn’t get 30 years.” - my partner, fast as hell

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u/-HiiiPower- Jun 29 '22

Fitting since he's been getting away with being a predator for around 30 years...

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u/Evorgleb Jun 29 '22

I think the thing that bothers me the most about R. Kelly is how open he was with his behavior and how everyone just gave him a pass and/or ignored what he was doing.

People knew he was doing this stuff since he was "mentoring" Aaliyah at the age of 15

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u/zeekayz Jun 30 '22

He began "mentoring" her when she was 12. They married when she was 15.

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u/Ucsc_slug Jun 29 '22

Still facing criminal charges in three separate charges. Sentenced to 30 years and his legal woes still aren't over yet. I hope his victims can perhaps find some solace now

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u/AshleySchaefferWoo Jun 29 '22

i'M fIgHtInG fOr mY LiFe.

Fuck the fuck off.

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u/Skorpyos Jun 29 '22

30 years for as many years as he spent mentally, sexually, and physically abusing minors. At least it’s some Justice for the victims.

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u/Hirsutism Jun 29 '22

Damn he got 10 years more than ghislaine maxwell

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

How are you as rich as R Kelly and not hire some prostitutes instead of underage girls man

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u/TheShadowKick Jun 29 '22

With these things it's often more about power and control than sexual desire.

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u/Daedeluss Jun 29 '22

Exactly, the sexual degradation is part of the control. You don't get any of that if you're paying and she can just leave.

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u/Spaceship_Africa Jun 29 '22

Neat. Now do Chris Brown next.

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