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R. Kelly’s Lawyers Ask to be Removed From Chicago Case

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R. Kelly may be in the market for a new set of lawyers. According to CBS Chicago, his current legal team of Steve Greenberg and Michael Leonard have asked the court for removal from his criminal case in Chicago.

Greenberg confirmed his request of withdrawal to CBS. If this sounds familiar, it may be because the duo of Greenberg and Leonard attempted to ditch Kells and his New York case back in June.

In September, R. Kelly was convicted of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts, and sex crimes in New York and faces life in prison. In Chicago, Kelly is charged with creating porn with underage girls, intimidating witnesses, and paying hush money.

In November, Michael Williams, an associate of R. Kelly, was sentenced to eight years in prison. Fox reports Williams was found guilty of setting a car on fire to intimidate a witness against R. Kelly.

38-year-old Williams is a resident of Valdosta, GA, and was sentenced to federal court in Brooklyn. Williams was previously described as a relative of a former publicist of the R&B superstar. Williams traveled to Florida in June 2020 and set the car on fire, which was outside of the home of a witness. The aim was to discourage cooperation.

R. Kelly’s Chicago trial is slated to start this summer.

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Recording Academy Decides to Let R. Kelly Keep GRAMMY Wins

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R. Kelly’s Grammy victories will remain with his name. In September, Kells was found guilty on multiple racketeering and sex trafficking charges. Despite the conviction, The Chicago Sun-Times notes Recording Academy CEO, Harvey Mason Jr., has stated R. Kelly will keep his awards.

“I think it’s something that we’re going to need to take a good hard look at, have a lot of conversations about, work through and make a decision,” Mason Jr. said. “But right now, I think it’s something that is going to take a little bit more consideration before we can really dictate or decide. My initial feeling is we’re probably not a business that we want to be in of taking people’s awards back after they’ve been given. But we’ll take a good look at it and see.”

R. Kelly won three Grammys, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Song Written for a Movie Picture, Television or Visual Media, all for “I Believe I Can Fly,” in 1998.

Earlier this month, R. Kelly was placed on suicide watch following being convicted of federal sex crimes. The Chicago Tribune states that during a preliminary on Wednesday, Steve Greenberg, Kelly’s attorney told U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber that Kelly “was placed under suicide watch” after he was found guilty.

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ICYMI: Trial Date Set For R. Kelly’s Federal Child Pornography Case In Chicago

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R. Kelly is set to go on trial in his federal child pornography case in Chicago next summer.

A judge set an August 1st, 2022, trial date for Kelly’s case during a status hearing yesterday. The hearing was held more than three weeks after a jury convicted the singer in a separate racketeering case in Brooklyn’s federal court.

R. Kelly appeared virtually Wednesday morning with lawyer Steve Greenberg, who will continue representing him in the Chicago case.

According to ABC7 Chicago:

“The Chicago case, unfortunately for Robert, is far more serious,” Greenberg said. “Because it involves child pornography charges and charges that he obstructed justice in his earlier trial from, from the 2000s which was in state court here. The Chicago case actually carries much more severe penalties than the New York case, but we’re gonna fight for….we know the evidence in that case, we’re prepared we could go to trial tomorrow.”

YouTube deletes R. Kelly’s music from their platform following his guilty sex crimes verdict.

The Chicago native, who was found guilty September 24th, faces between 10 years and life in prison for his crimes.

Prosecutors presented searing testimonies from accusers to paint a picture of more than two decades of physical, sexual and emotional abuse by Robert Kelly. His sentencing for the Brooklyn verdict is set for May 4, 2022.

In Chicago, Kelly is facing charges of federal child pornography and obstruction of justice. There’s also separate aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges in Cook County, Illinois. The convicted racketeer has as an additional criminal case in Minnesota.

Despite being found guilty on federal sex crimes last month R. Kelly’s music sales have jumped 517-percent.

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ICYMI: R. Kelly Placed on Suicide Watch Following Last Month’s Guilty Verdict

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R. Kelly was been placed on suicide watch following being convicted of federal sex crimes.

The Chicago Tribune states that during a preliminary on Wednesday, Steve Greenberg, Kelly’s attorney told U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber that Kelly “was placed under suicide watch” after he was found guilty.

On Sept. 27, R. Kelly was found guilty on each count named in his racketeering and sex trafficking trial. R. Kelly faced nine counts. One count of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking charges, and also eight additional counts of violations of the Mann Act, a sex trafficking law.

The New York Times states R. Kelly “sat motionless” in the courtroom as the verdict was delivered. His facial expressions were unable to be seen due to wearing a COVID-19 mask. He was found guilty of nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking.

The trial lasted six weeks in Brooklyn and included testimonies of sexual abuse and more. The jury was composed of seven men and five women. They began deliberation this past Friday afternoon.

Despite the guilty verdict, Rolling Stone reported R. Kelly’s music sales have jumped 517-percent since he was found guilty of federal sex crimes last month. 

Kelly’s legal team has stated they will seek an appeal and are disappointed in the verdict. Sentencing for R. Kelly’s New York trial is set for May 5, 2022. Ahead of that date, Kelly will face federal charges in Illinois, along with additional cases in Cook County and Minneapolis.

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Trial Date Set For R. Kelly’s Federal Child Pornography Case In Chicago

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R. Kelly is set to go on trial in his federal child pornography case in Chicago next summer.

A judge set an August 1st, 2022, trial date for Kelly’s case during a status hearing yesterday. The hearing was held more than three weeks after a jury convicted the singer in a separate racketeering case in Brooklyn’s federal court.

R. Kelly appeared virtually Wednesday morning with lawyer Steve Greenberg, who will continue representing him in the Chicago case.

According to ABC7 Chicago:

“The Chicago case, unfortunately for Robert, is far more serious,” Greenberg said. “Because it involves child pornography charges and charges that he obstructed justice in his earlier trial from, from the 2000s which was in state court here. The Chicago case actually carries much more severe penalties than the New York case, but we’re gonna fight for….we know the evidence in that case, we’re prepared we could go to trial tomorrow.”

YouTube deletes R. Kelly’s music from their platform following his guilty sex crimes verdict.

The Chicago native, who was found guilty September 24th, faces between 10 years and life in prison for his crimes.

Prosecutors presented searing testimonies from accusers to paint a picture of more than two decades of physical, sexual and emotional abuse by Robert Kelly. His sentencing for the Brooklyn verdict is set for May 4, 2022.

In Chicago, Kelly is facing charges of federal child pornography and obstruction of justice. There’s also separate aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges in Cook County, Illinois. The convicted racketeer has as an additional criminal case in Minnesota.

Despite being found guilty on federal sex crimes last month R. Kelly’s music sales have jumped 517-percent.

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R. Kelly Placed on Suicide Watch Following Last Month’s Guilty Verdict

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R. Kelly was been placed on suicide watch following being convicted of federal sex crimes.

The Chicago Tribune states that during a preliminary on Wednesday, Steve Greenberg, Kelly’s attorney told U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber that Kelly “was placed under suicide watch” after he was found guilty.

On Sept. 27, R. Kelly was found guilty on each count named in his racketeering and sex trafficking trial. R. Kelly faced nine counts. One count of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking charges, and also eight additional counts of violations of the Mann Act, a sex trafficking law.

The New York Times states R. Kelly “sat motionless” in the courtroom as the verdict was delivered. His facial expressions were unable to be seen due to wearing a COVID-19 mask. He was found guilty of nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking.

The trial lasted six weeks in Brooklyn and included testimonies of sexual abuse and more. The jury was composed of seven men and five women. They began deliberation this past Friday afternoon.

Despite the guilty verdict, Rolling Stone reported R. Kelly’s music sales have jumped 517-percent since he was found guilty of federal sex crimes last month. 

Kelly’s legal team has stated they will seek an appeal and are disappointed in the verdict. Sentencing for R. Kelly’s New York trial is set for May 5, 2022. Ahead of that date, Kelly will face federal charges in Illinois, along with additional cases in Cook County and Minneapolis.

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R. Kelly Fans Hoard His Music In Anticipation of Ban

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R. Kelly may be guilty in court but that isn’t stopping his fans from streaming his music. Fans are apparently buying his music en masse in anticipation that the convicted singer’s songs will be banned. R. Kelly Still Getting His Coins According to Rolling Stone, R. Kelly’s album sales have jumped 517% since his new […]

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R. Kelly Music Sales Rise 500-Percent Following Guilty Verdict

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R. Kelly’s guilty verdict of racketeering and sex crimes is driving his music sales. 

Rolling Stone reported Sunday that R. Kelly’s music sales have jumped 517-percent since he was found guilty on federal sex crimes last month. 

According to reports, 54-year-old singer’s on-demand audio streams are up 22 percent, while his video streams have risen 23 percent in comparison to the week before the verdict was announced. 

The Chicago native, who was found guilty in a Brooklyn courtroom on September 24th, faces between 10 years and life in prison for his crimes.

His next court date is set for May 4, 2022.

The news comes just days after YouTube removed multiple R. Kelly channels from their platform. Additionally, R. Kelly is also prohibited from using, owning or creating any other YouTube channels.

We all know controversy sells, here are some Twitter users that took to their comments to share about the issue below.

One user writes, “R.Kelly’s albums sales have increased since his hearing. Double digit in streams and Triple Digit in Sales. Why? What is wrong with humanity?”

Despite the charges and guilty verdict are you still listening to R. Kelly’s music? Share your thoughts with us on social media.

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YouTube Deletes R. Kelly Video Channels Following Verdict

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YouTube deletes R. Kelly’s music from their platform following his guilty sex crimes verdict.

On Wednesday, the streaming giant announced that all of Kelly’s official channels have been removed from the platform following his conviction on all counts of racketeering and sex trafficking last month. 

Additionally, R. Kelly is also prohibited from using, owning or creating any other YouTube channels. 

The Chicago native, who was found guilty in a Brooklyn courtroom on September 24th, faces between 10 years and life in prison for his crimes. 

His next court date is set for May 4, 2022.

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YouTube Drops R&B Singer R. Kelly’s Official Channels

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R. Kelly‘s official channels on YouTube have been permanently disabled. The platform is distancing itself from the singer who was convicted of sex trafficking and racketeering last month. No Official YouTube Channel For R. Kelly YouTube has taken down R. Kelly’s video channels, R. Kelly TV and R. Kelly Vevo, in accordance with their creator […]

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