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# R. Kelly

This year
# US
R Kelly ordered to serve extra year for child sex offences on top of 30-year sentence
A federal judge handed Kelly a 20-year sentence to be served alongside his current prison term.
# Chicago
Prosecutor drops sex abuse charges against singer R Kelly after federal convictions
Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is serving a 30-year prison sentence in a New York case.
Last year
Closing arguments heard in trial of singer R Kelly
Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison in June after a separate federal trial in New York.
# me too
Singer R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years over sex crimes
Kelly’s conviction was widely seen as a milestone for the #MeToo movement.
All time
# Guilty
R Kelly found guilty of racketeering in sex trafficking trial
Several accusers testified during the trial.
# jury out
Jurors begin deliberations in R Kelly sex trafficking trial
The 54-year-old singer is accused of running a Chicago-based criminal enterprise that recruited his accusers for unwanted sex.
# New York
Closing arguments under way in R Kelly sex trafficking trial
The singer has been accused of sexually abusing girls, boys and young women.
# Trial
Prosecutors wrap up as R Kelly sex trafficking trial moves to next stage
The defence will now begin calling former Kelly employees.
# Brooklyn
First man to accuse R. Kelly of sexual abuse testifies in court
The 54-year-old denies all charges.
# sex crimes trial
R Kelly ex-associate says he bribed official for fake ID in Aaliyah marriage
A court heard the wedding plan was hatched because Aaliyah had said she was pregnant – and R Kelly feared “jail.”
R Kelly trial: Accuser tells court she was told to 'follow Rob's rules'
Complainant Jerhonda Pace was accused by the defence of stalking the defendant.
# Trial
Trial of R Kelly begins in Brooklyn with prosecutors saying the case is ‘about a predator’
The claim was made in opening arguments at the R&B star’s trial in Brooklyn.
# New York
Jury selection starts in R Kelly sex trafficking case
The Grammy-winning, multiplatinum-selling singer has denied any wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty.
R Kelly to be moved to New York ahead of trial in summer over alleged sex trafficking
The singer has been held in Chicago where he faces a separate trial.
# Donnell Russell
R Kelly’s manager charged with making phone threats to cinema
A threatened shooting forced the cancellation of the screening of a documentary addressing allegations that R Kelly sexually abused women and girls.
# on trial
New accuser added to charge list against R Kelly as trial date looms
The fresh indictment says the women met Kelly around 1997/98, when she would’ve been 14 or 15 years old.
# sex crime
R Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to 15-year-old Aaliyah
Kelly was 27 when he married a then 15-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah in 1994.
# Minnesota
R Kelly charged with prostitution and solicitation involving 17-year-old girl
The charges relate to an alleged incident in 2001.
# Chicago
R Kelly denied bail on federal sex crimes charges
The singer was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with underage girls and recording it.
# Chicago
Singer R Kelly arrested on federal sex crime charges
The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice.
# Chicago
R Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes
Some charges carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious against him.
# custody
R Kelly taken into custody again for failing to pay child support
He was unable to come up with the $161,000 he owes in payments to his ex-wife and their three children.
# Denial
'This isn't me': R Kelly denies sexual abuse allegations in first TV interview since being charged
The R&B star said the allegations against him were just rumours as he faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse.
# Chicago
R. Kelly pleads not guilty as court documents outline alleged sexual abuse of three underage girls
Bail for the R&B star has been set at $1 million.
# Bail
Judge sets R Kelly's bail at $1 million after sex abuse charges
Kelly surrendered to police on Friday night after decades of allegations of sexual abuse.
# Arrested
R Kelly hands himself into police following 10 sex abuse charges
He will appear in court tomorrow afternoon, a police spokesman said.
# Chicago
R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse
Two more women have also accused R Kelly of sexually assaulting them as teens.
# MuteRKelly
New evidence allegedly shows R. Kelly having sex with 14 year-old girl, victims' lawyer claims
The tape is different to one used in a 2008 trial, when Kelly was acquitted on child pornography charges.
# Criticism
R Kelly deletes tweet announcing Australia and New Zealand tour amid backlash
An Australian lawmaker wants the country to bar him from performing there if the concert plan goes forward.
# I’m Your Angel
Celine Dion removing R Kelly collaboration from streaming sites amid sexual abuse allegations
The singer is the latest star to take down a duet with Kelly.
# Time's up
Woman suing R. Kelly for sexual battery accuses his team of threatening her with 'private photos'
Faith Rodgers testified in the Surviving R. Kelly documentary.
# Surviving R Kelly
Cara Delevingne lost 50,000 Instagram followers after sharing her thoughts on Surviving R Kelly
‘Goodbye silence and backwards followers,’
# Apology
'Horrifying and indefensible': Lady Gaga to remove R Kelly duet from streaming services
The singer said she had collaborated with Kelly during a “dark time” in her life.
# sex abuse claims
Spotify drops R Kelly from all of its playlists as part of new 'hateful conduct' policy
R Kelly’s music will still be available on the platform but not on playlists curated by Spotify.
# times up movement
R Kelly says campaign to boycott his music a 'public lynching of a black man'
The Time’s Up movement has called on Kelly’s record label and streaming services such as Spotify to drop the R&B star.
# Allegations
R Kelly accused of grooming 14-year-old girl in new BBC documentary
R Kelly’s former girlfriend Kitti Jones made the allegations during the new BBC Three documentary.
# toot toot beep beep
How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To Ignition (Remix)?
You’ve sung R Kelly’s club classic everywhere, but have you REALLY sung it?
# Nope
Facebook's 'related' algorithm made quite a serious slip up today
Robots just don’t understand tact.
9 of the most bizarre moments from last night's American Music Awards
They tried to shock us, but ended up just confusing us.
# world of celebs
Taylor Swift got slagged off by a Victoria's Secret model... it's The Dredge
Like, properly burned. That, and all the rest of the days dirt.