Former basketball player and vilified singer R Kelly has been slammed with 11 additional charges on Thursday.
Kelly has been continuously involved in some serious mind-numbing controversies since 1990s, including accusations of child pornography, marrying a minor and sexually assaulting girls. The singer has always denied these accusations.
R Kelly is accused of 11 charges, which include four counts of aggravated criminal sex assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16, two counts of criminal sex assault by force and two counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse. He has been charged at the State Attorney’s office in Cook County on Thursday. Some of these charges might lead to sentence of at least six years.
The R&B singer was released on bail in March. In an interview with Gayle King of “CBS This Morning”, Kelly claimed that he “didn’t do this stuff” and is fighting for his life. He also denied the allegations of having sexual relations with minor girls and said, “Not true. Whether they’re old rumors, new rumors, future rumors, not true.”
“Use your common sense. Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to, love me if you want. But just use your common sense,” he added.
Prior to being released on bail, Kelly’s daughter and famed singer Joann Kelly, also known as Buku Abi, posted an emotional, heartfelt message on social media in January, explaining how she has been affected by her father’s actions.
He has been under extreme scrutiny, following the broadcast of documentary-series, Surviving R Kelly, which involved various women including his former wife accusing him of sexual assault.
As the disgraced former basketball player, R Kelly, has been accused of fresh charges, it is high time that justice be served to the girls and women, who have been victim of Kelly’s acts.