The verdict is in. R. Kelly faces life in prison.
In late September, singer R. Kelly was found guilty on eight counts of sex trafficking and one count of racketeering, after decades of sexual abuse allegations, according to coverage from the New York Times. The R&B singer could face life in prison. We've made a one-stop-shop for you with important coverage of R. Kelly's verdict and what you need to know about what's been going on.
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Start here. NPR arts reporter Anastasia Tsioulcas breaks down Kelly's verdict, and what's next for the singer. Kelly was found guilty for charges including sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, racketeering and sex trafficking, according to the article from NPR.
Bad press and criminal convictions = an increase in sales for Kelly. Read The Hill's staff writer Sarah Polus's coverage of how Kelly's record album sales climbed over 500 percent, how his streams increased and more following his conviction.
Listen to Kelly's side of the story in his interview with CBS This Morning's co-host Gayle King, which aired in March 2019. In the first interview since he was indicted, Kelly says all of the women who accused him of physical and sexual assault are lying. At one point, Kelly even raises his voice and begins shouting at the camera.
The R. Kelly case exemplifies a widespread issue—domestic violence. One of Kelly's survivors, Azriel Clary, shares what it was like leaving the abusive relationship with Kelly, and a psychologist discusses domestic violence and how to get help.
We'll leave you here—the New York Times has created a one-stop shop for its coverage on the R. Kelly convictions. Read about Kelly's convictions, comments from the lawyer of Kelly's survivors, the reaction of Kelly's fans, the #MeToo movement and more, from one of the nation's best news publications.