It seems that there might be some more bad news for R. Kelly these days, according to the latest rumors. The charges against the man are reportedly piling up as we speak.
He pleaded not guilty yo 11 felonies for sexual abuse back in June, and he also had an attempt to defend his name in an explosive interview with CBS back in March.
Hollywood Life cites data from TMZ and reports that Kelly has been arrested in Chicago on July 11.
‘The charges are part of a 13-count indictment from the Northern District of Illinois, which specifically include charges of “child porn and obstruction of justice,” spokesperson Joseph Fitzpatrick from The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District told the outlet,’ says Hollywood Life.
The Shade Room also reported the news and cited data from the same TMZ. They also note that his publicist has confirmed the news.
TSR writes that ‘His publicist said a press conference would be held Friday morning where more information will be made available.’
You can read their info in the caption of the photo that they shared online.
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TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ #RKelly was arrested on Thursday night in Chicago on sex trafficking charges. His publicist confirmed his arrest to @cbschicago. _____________________________________ According to the station, New York police and federal agents arrested him in his hometown. His publicist said a press conference would be held Friday morning where more information will be made available. Back in May, the singer was charged with 11 counts of sexual assault, which were more serious than the charges that were brought against in February. Last month, he attended a court hearing where he pleaded not guilty. _____________________________________ The charges brought against him in May followed earlier allegations that he sexually four women, three of which were allegedly minors. The latest charges are focused on one of the alleged victims, who is being identified as JP. The charges reportedly include, “aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, and–to read more click the link in the bio (📸: @gettyimages)
People have various opinions on the matter with some saying that he should be in jail and others defending the man.
Somoene said, ‘Y’all better look at the pattern every time a billionaire in hot water they throw the spotlight on r kelly so his own kind can bring him down yall better wake up.’
Another follower posted: ‘Not saying what Kels did was right. But IRONICALLY the billionaire that was raping young girls in Miami. Ain’t gonna be locked up. He’s going to be on house arrest in his 77 million dollar mansion.’
A person wrote: ‘The media is using us as pawns to distract from the bigger fish. Epstein and Weinstein. Wake up, people.’
A commenter said: ‘I wish y’all would report on the famous white men that get charged with trafficking and other crimes so your audience will stop thinking people are only targeting R Kelly and Cosby 🙄’
What do you think about Kelly’s arrest? Should he be in jail or not?