R Kelly Charged With Sexual Assault

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  1. Ag

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    R Kelly charged with sexual assault.
     
  3. Rita

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    About bloody time too.
     
  4. octophone

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    10 counts. Hefty.

    Good.
     
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    This feels like something that is LONG OVERDUE

    (I'm still secretly playing Outrageous and Do What U Want though)
     
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    Glad that R Kellyhas been charged, but think it very unlikely he will ever be convicted.

    Unless times have changed.

    If he had lived I'm wondering if child sex offender Michael Jackson would be in jail now?
     
  7. Ag

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    I suspect times have changed. Bill Cosby is in prison and #MeToo
     
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    The era of invincibility is over
     
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    Harvey Weinstein will be the big test as he's WHITE.
     
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    I don't know what to think of R Kelly interview. Desperate.

     
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    R.Kelly's two girlfriends (:side-eye:) aged 21 and 23 (:side-eye::side-eye:) tearfully defend him in an interview with Gayle King.



    Definitely not brainwashed at all.
     
  12. VoR

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    I've split the R Kelly stuff, as it's one of the bigger stories and obviously pertinent to the Michael Jackson one.
     
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    Where is MJ being discussed?
     
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    He is disgraceful. A pathetic disgusting excuse of a human. That’s what I think.
     
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    A reminder that Jackson was charged, tried and found not guilty.

    In today's world, he would have been "cancelled" and dropped like a burning hot spud the second he was charged.
     
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    He's obviously totally MAD, is it a drugs thing or is he just an unhinged paedo?
     
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    I'm so relieved that the wealthy, incredibly influential and powerful Michael Jackson died before crazy social justice warriors cancelled him for sharing a bed with young boys. Thank god the American legal system has always been fair to sexual abuse survivors.

    I find reminding people's posts to be legally bulletproof, beyond reasonable doubt on a dumb gossip chat lounge pretty ridiculous. I know he was sometimes treated poorly by the press but he had a #1 album in 2014 and there are reams of people calling the victims liars. The cancel brigade is hardly out of control on this!
     
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    I know that. After my fortnight last year,as the foreman of a jury in a trial of an alleged serial rapist of a child, I can honestly say that I have no faith in the legal system when it comes sexual abuse.
     
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    Bottom line - at this remove, nothing will be proved. He cannot be tried, he cannot be sued. The only thing at stake is the continuing mechanical royalties from his music and there will be many to whom that is of greater importance than the testimonies in this film. After all, if this sticks, radio play (already falling off) is dead, no-one will cover a song or feature one in a film... Whilst it's unlikely - at least in the short term - that public demand could dip so low that the albums went out of print, there are several who enjoy a hefty pay packet every year from the exploitation of his work. Those people will fight to keep that.
     
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    As for Kelly, his commercial peak has long past. Therefore there's less at stake if he gets picked off, as it were. Happy to be corrected, but I was under the impression that he days as a top-flight artist receded after the "Trapped In The Closet" piffle
     
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    He doesn't own the publishing to his songs either.
     

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