R Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse

R Kelly CHARGED with aggravated criminal sexual abuse | Daily Star

Foxx is set to announce the charges at a news conference on Friday afternoon, her office said in a statement.

His attorney, Steven Greenberg has said his client denies any wrongdoing.

The filmmaker's docuseries created a national conversation after featuring reported survivors who stepped forward to detail new allegations about Kelly's history with young girls.

Kelly - known for hits like "I Believe I Can Fly" - over the years has faced a slew of lawsuits and accusations over child pornography, sex with minors, operating a sex cult and sexual battery.

The R&B legend has been the subject of a criminal investigation into his years of alleged sexual abuse against underage girls.

Celebrity lawyer, Michael Avenatti, reportedly gave prosecutors the tape.

Kelly has denied allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for almost two decades.

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"Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R Kelly's genre-defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumours of abuse, predatory behaviour, and paedophilia". Nine of the counts specify the victim was between 13 and 16, and one count did not specify any ages, the station reports.

In 2008, Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges after an underage girl who appeared in a video that showed her having sex with Kelly refused to testify in the case.

Kelly was acquitted in 2008 after similar charges.

Kim Foxx - the State's Attorney for Cook County, which includes Chicago - told journalists the alleged crimes occurred between 1998 and 2010. After a reviewing the tape, the Attorney's office filed nearly a dozen charges, TMZ reported. The woman said she met Kelly while a freshman at Kenwood Academy, a high school Kelly attended but didn't graduate from.

"We both went to the hotel, thinking there was going to be another party there", Scaff said.

Faith Rodgers filed a lawsuit in NY alleging Kelly sexually abused and demeaned her, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment and infected her with herpes.

The renewed interest in Kelly's alleged misdeeds follows the release of the Lifetime documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly" last month.

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