Saturday, December 4, 2021

R. Kelly: Investigation Launched into Singer’s Enablers in Sex Abuse Case

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*R. Kelly’s inner circle could find themselves facing a judge over their reported role in helping the R&B star sexually abuse underage girls.

According to reports, Kelly’s close acquaintances helped him recruit and maintain female victims, and now, more than 10 of his associates could be criminally liable for their silence in these cases, per yahoo.com. This comes after the singer himself was hit last week with multiple counts of sexual abuse.

The Associated Press reports that Michael Avenatti—a lawyer for two Kelly accusers—explained how the singer “depended heavily” on his yes-men to help target and manage underage girls as well as pay off their families.

“Our investigation into R. Kelly’s enablers – the handlers, agents, managers, body guards, and others – who turned a blind eye to his sexual assault of underage girls, all in the interest of money, is rapidly gaining momentum. The rats are leaving the sinking ship. #Justice,” he wrote on Twitter.

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“Those that believe that we should sugarcoat the discussion about R Kelly’s sexual assault of young girls don’t get it. We must tell this like it is with citation to FACTS, whatever they may be. If it is abhorrent it is because the FACTS are abhorrent. The truth must be known,” Avenatti added.

He also told the AP, “[Kelly] could not have accomplished this for 28 years without the assistance of others who looked the other way because they didn’t want the R. Kelly gravy train to end.”

The Chicago courts are looking into Kelly’s circle to what laws were broken in maintaining this alleged sex ring and depending on where the abuse took place, they might not receive any criminal charges, the report states.

Meanwhile, according to TMZ, R. Kelly’s stay at a Chicago jail over the weekend caused major distractions when he received visitors.

A spokesperson for the jail said that Kelly’s celebrity status was the reason jail guards were instructed to pump the brakes on the movement of the other 6,100 other inmates, as officials didn’t want the them making a scene as the music star was moved around jail.

Jail officials are said to be very happy he is gone.

R. Kelly was briefly incarcerated after turning himself in last Friday night on ten counts of sexual abuse. A female fan posted his bail on Monday.

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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