Friday, June 13, 2008
Well, it doesn't matter what you feel about this case, the fact is it is over. R.Kelly has been acquitted of all charges. R. Kelly has been acquitted of child pornography charges that he appeared on a videotape having sex with a girl as young as 13.
The jury read the verdict shortly after 2 p.m. today (EST). They cleared the R&B superstar of all 14 counts. (AP News)
Kelly's Attorney Ed Genson said the defense team is "ecstatic." Kelly held his attorneys hands as the 14 not-guilty verdicts were read and tears rolled down his face.
Chicago Sun-Times rock critic Jim DeRogatis received the video anonymously in 2002 and turned it over to police. The tape resulted in the charges against the singer, now 41, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, but has taken overs six years for the case to go to trial.
Do I believe he did it? Yes I do. However, not once did his music ever suffer because of this.