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September 28, 2021, 5:08 PM

R. Kelly accuser, documentary producer speak out after guilty verdict: 'These women are like heroes'

One of Kelly'saccusers and the "Surviving R. Kelly" producer discuss how they felt after the singer was found guilty on all counts of sex trafficking and racketeering.
September 28, 2021, 5:08 PM
R. Kelly accuser reacts to guilty verdict
September 28, 2021, 4:10 PM

Federal Jury finds R. Kelly guilty on all counts of racketeering and sex trafficking

Attorney Terri Austin discusses the R. Kelly trial and the swift verdict.
September 28, 2021, 4:10 PM
Federal Jury finds R. Kelly guilty on all counts of racketeering and sex trafficking
September 28, 2021, 3:43 PM

R. Kelly found guilty on all counts in sex-trafficking trial, faces life in prison

A federal jury of seven men and five women found the R&B singer guilty of all nine counts that included racketeering and sex trafficking charges. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
September 28, 2021, 3:43 PM
R. Kelly found guilty on all counts in sex-trafficking trial, faces life in prison
September 28, 2021, 1:25 PM

R. Kelly accuser speaks out about singer's guilty verdict

Lisa Van Allen, who testified against the R&B star, and Tamra Simmons, an executive producer of the docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” discuss their reactions to the musician’s guilty verdict.
September 28, 2021, 1:25 PM
R. Kelly accuser speaks out about singer's guilty verdict
September 28, 2021, 12:24 PM

R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

The R&B superstar was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking charges after years of accusations that he used his fame and influence to prey on and abuse minors.
September 28, 2021, 12:24 PM
R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial
September 28, 2021, 12:24 PM

R. Kelly faces possible life sentence after guilty verdict

ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams discusses the R&B singer’s trial and possible sentencing after being found guilty on racketeering and sex trafficking charges.
September 28, 2021, 12:24 PM
R. Kelly faces possible life sentence after guilty verdict
September 28, 2021, 4:09 AM

After R. Kelly conviction, some find it 'too difficult' to separate behavior from art

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with ABC News contributor and radio host Mike Muse on the impact superstar R. Kelly's conviction for sex trafficking and racketeering may have on the music industry.
September 28, 2021, 4:09 AM
After R. Kelly conviction, some find it 'too difficult' to separate behavior from art
September 28, 2021, 4:05 AM

R. Kelly found guilty on all counts

The Brooklyn jury took about nine hours to deliberate. The singer faces decades in prison for eight counts of sex trafficking and one count of racketeering.
September 28, 2021, 4:05 AM
R. Kelly found guilty on all counts
September 28, 2021, 4:04 AM

R. Kelly’s former bodyguard: This is ‘like a Greek tragedy’

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with R. Kelly's childhood friend and former bodyguard Gem Pratts on the singer's conviction for sex trafficking and racketeering.
September 28, 2021, 4:04 AM
R. Kelly’s former bodyguard: This is ‘like a Greek tragedy’
September 27, 2021, 11:44 PM

ABC News Live: R. Kelly found guilty of racketeering in federal court

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September 27, 2021, 11:44 PM
ABC News Live: R. Kelly found guilty of racketeering in federal court
September 27, 2021, 11:17 PM

R. Kelly found guilty of racketeering in federal court

R. Kelly was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children.
September 27, 2021, 11:17 PM
R. Kelly found guilty of racketeering in federal court
September 27, 2021, 11:06 PM

R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly guilty.
September 27, 2021, 11:06 PM
R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial
September 27, 2021, 9:47 PM

Facebook is 'pausing' development of Instagram Kids amid mounting backlash

Lawmakers are calling on Facebook to completely abandon the project.
September 27, 2021, 9:47 PM
Facebook is 'pausing' development of Instagram Kids
September 27, 2021, 9:36 PM

Jury deliberations in R. Kelly trial

Lawyer Terri Austin talks about how the documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” could play a role in the R. Kelly trial.
September 27, 2021, 9:36 PM
Jury deliberations in R. Kelly trial
September 27, 2021, 8:42 PM

Singer R. Kelly guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking

The R&B star was found guilty after the jury deliberated for two days. Kelly could be sent to prison for 10 or more years at his sentencing.
September 27, 2021, 8:42 PM
Singer R. Kelly guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking
September 26, 2021, 7:27 PM

Jury deliberations to resume Monday in R. Kelly trial

Prosecutors are arguing that R. Kelly was the central figure of an enterprise used to recruit women and girls to engage in illicit sexual activity for nearly 30 years.
September 26, 2021, 7:27 PM
Jury deliberations to resume Monday in R. Kelly trial
September 25, 2021, 4:07 AM

Why racketeering is hard to prove in R. Kelly case

ABC News’ Juju Chang speaks with legal expert Bernarda Villalona about the sex trafficking and racketeering case against R. Kelly as the jury decides his fate.
September 25, 2021, 4:07 AM
Why racketeering is hard to prove in R. Kelly case
September 25, 2021, 2:30 AM

R. Kelly fate now in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in a sexual misconduct trial
September 25, 2021, 2:30 AM
R. Kelly’s fate now in jury’s hands after weeks of testimony
1 month ago

R. Kelly jury asked to make him 'pay' or not fall for 'lies'

A prosecutor in closing arguments at the sex-trafficking trial of R. Kelly has asked jurors to make the R&B superstar “pay” for his alleged sex crimes
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R Kelly prosecutors rest; defense calls on singer's allies

Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail
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R. Kelly’s former executive assistant speaks out about working for the R&B singer

Diana Copeland, who testified in the criminal trial for Kelly, says that while she didn’t witness any of the alleged abuse he’s accused of, that “does not negate anybody else’s experience.”
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R. Kelly’s former executive assistant speaks out about working for the R&B singer
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R. Kelly’s guilt for sexual abuse essentially a ‘done deal:’ Legal analyst

ABC News contributor Brian Buckmire reports on the latest disturbing testimony in the sexual abuse trial of superstar R. Kelly.
1 month ago
R. Kelly’s guilt for sexual abuse essentially a ‘done deal:’ Legal analyst
1 month ago

R. Kelly’s executive assistant speaks out about sex trafficking charges

Diana Copeland says she doesn’t think she did anything wrong and that she can only control her own actions.
1 month ago
R. Kelly’s executive assistant speaks out about sex trafficking charges
1 month ago

Breaking down the case against R. Kelly as his former assistant speaks out

R. Kelly's longtime assistant, Diana Copeland, opened up about the singer’s multiple live-in girlfriends.
1 month ago
Breaking down the case against R. Kelly as his former assistant speaks out
1 month ago

R. Kelly's executive assistant breaks her silence

Diana Copeland, who testified in the criminal trial against Kelly, tells “GMA” exclusively about her experience working for the R&B singer.
1 month ago
R. Kelly's executive assistant breaks her silence
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R. Kelly's longtime executive assistant breaks her silence about working for singer in exclusive 1st interview

R. Kelly's longtime executive assistant breaks her silence about working for R&B star in exclusive first interview.
1 month ago
R. Kelly's executive assistant of 16 years reveals what it was like working for him
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Prosecutors play R. Kelly tapes as government case winds down

Prosecutors at the sex trafficking trial of R. Kelly have played video and audio recordings for the jury they say back up allegations he abused women and girls
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Prosecutors: Tapes capture R. Kelly threatening his victims

Prosecutors want a New York City jury at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial to hear profane video and audio recordings they say demonstrate how he threatened his victims with violence
1 month ago
Tapes capture R. Kelly threatening his victims: Prosecutors
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R. Kelly assistant says he made her write false confession

R. Kelly’s longtime assistant testified Monday that the R&B superstar was so paranoid, he once asked her to change into a robe to demonstrate she was not wearing a wire
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Witness testifies R. Kelly paid $200,000 to settle STD suit

A woman has testified that R&B singer R. Kelly paid $200,000 to settle a lawsuit she brought accusing him of giving her herpes two decades ago without disclosing he had it
2 months ago
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Uneasy witness testifies against R. Kelly at federal trial

A woman reluctantly has taken the witness stand against R. Kelly to recount how he struck up a relationship with her in 2006 when she was 15
2 months ago
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Prosecutors claim R. Kelly used his title to run ‘criminal enterprise’

ABC News’ Kenneth Moton speaks with legal analyst Brian Buckmire about the shocking new allegations in the R. Kelly trial.
2 months ago
Prosecutors claim R. Kelly used his title to run ‘criminal enterprise’
2 months ago

R. Kelly accuser says he kept gun nearby while berating her

One of R. Kelly’s accusers has told a jury that he kept a gun by his side while he berated her before forcing her to give him oral sex in a Los Angeles music studio
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Non-fan of R. Kelly describes still falling prey to him

A woman who wasn’t a fan of Kelly says she ended up getting exposed to a STI.
2 months ago
Non-fan of R. Kelly describes still falling prey to him
2 months ago

Man testifies against R. Kelly in sex-trafficking trial

After several days of testimony from women claiming they were sexually abused by R&B star R. Kelly, a man has testified that Kelly exploited him in the same way
2 months ago
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Scenes from Week 2 of the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial

The second week of the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial in New York City.
2 months ago
Scenes from Week 2 of the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial
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R. Kelly accuser describes system of ‘isolation and conditioning’ during trial

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with legal analyst Brian Buckmire about the R. Kelly trial and the accusers’ allegations of years of sexual abuse and control.
2 months ago
R. Kelly accuser describes system of ‘isolation and conditioning’ during trial
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Witness: R. Kelly controlled girlfriends during CBS segment

A woman testifying against R. Kelly barred her and another live-in girlfriend from watching a documentary series that portrayed him as a sexual predator
2 months ago
Witness: R. Kelly controlled girlfriends during infamous interview
2 months ago

R. Kelly’s ex-employee: Star lived in ‘twilight zone’

ABC News' consultant Brian Buckmire discusses the latest developments in the criminal trial of R&B superstar R. Kelly.
2 months ago
R. Kelly’s ex-employee: Star lived in ‘twilight zone’
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Ex-tour manager testifies against R. Kelly about Aaliyah

A former tour manager for R. Kelly has testified that he paid a $500 bribe to get the singer, Aaliyah, a fake ID so Kelly could secretly marry her in 1994 when she was 15 years old
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Woman weeps while testifying against R. Kelly about assault

A key accuser at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial has resumed testimony, weeping when she was asked to read from a journal entry describing how he allegedly beat and choked her the last time they were together
2 months ago
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R. Kelly begins criminal trial for federal sex trafficking, racketeering charges

Allegations of the 54-year-old singer’s abuse of women, including several teenagers, have followed him since the 1990s. He has denied all allegations.
2 months ago
R. Kelly begins criminal trial for federal sex trafficking, racketeering charges
2 months ago

R. Kelly prosecutor: ‘This case is about a predator’

ABC News' Janai Norman reports on the events that led up to R. Kelly’s sex abuse trial now underway in New York.
2 months ago
R. Kelly prosecutor: ‘This case is about a predator’
2 months ago

Dramatic testimony on Day 1 of R. Kelly trial

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with ABC News contributor Brian Buckmire about the stunning testimony of an R. Kelly accuser as his sex abuse trial gets underway.
2 months ago
Dramatic testimony on Day 1 of R. Kelly trial
2 months ago

Years in the making, R. Kelly sex abuse trial gets underway

A prosecutor has introduced a jury to the sex abuse claims against R&B star R. Kelly, saying the criminal trial was “about a predator" who used his fame to manipulate children and women
2 months ago
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Timeline of R. Kelly's life, lurid rumor to criminal charges

R. Kelly has long faced allegations of lurid sexual behavior and abuse, some of which have been made public through documentaries or court documents
2 months ago
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R. Kelly sex trafficking trial: What to know and expect

What do you need to know about the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial
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After years of suspicion, reckoning for high-flying R. Kelly

Most people know him for “I Believe I Can Fly,” the 1996 sing-along hit that became an inspirational anthem played at school graduations, weddings and advertisements
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Jury of 7 men, 5 women to hear R Kelly sex trafficking case

R&B star R. Kelly will face an anonymous jury made up of seven men and five women when his New York City sex trafficking trial goes forward next week with opening statements
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R&B star R Kelly jurors summoned for sex trafficking trial

After several delays, the first phase of the sex trafficking trial of R&B star R. Kelly has begun with jury selection in New York City
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