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Nelly’s 2nd degree rape charge and other Black celebs accused of sex crimes

Journalist Jim DeRogatis received an anonymous fax that R Kelly, born Robert Kelly, had been accused of sex crimes by underage women. On Dec. 24, 1996, he was sued by Tiffany “Tia” Hawkins, an aspiring singer in Chicago who started having sex with Kelly in 1991; she was 15 and he was 24. The relationship ended in December 1994 when she was 18. She tried to kill herself. In January 2008, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, Kelly settled the lawsuit with Hawkins for $250K, a fraction of her $10M suit.

In January 2001, a videotape was anonymously sent to the Sun-Times showing a Kelly-ish looking man having sex with a young woman. On Feb. 8, 2002, DeRogatis received another video that allegedly showed Kelly having sex with an underage girl. He was reportedly sued by several women including Tracy Sampson, Patrice Jones, and Montna Woods and on June 5, 2002, he was indicted in Chicago on 21 counts of making child pornography. On June 6, he pleaded not guilty and posted bail with 750 $100 bills. On the same day, the state of Florida indicted him on another 12 counts of making child pornography and later dropped the case in March 2004. He was acquitted on all counts in his child pornography trial in Chicago on June 13, 2008.

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  1. britishrose on October 8, 2017 at 11:08 am

    how come its never any younger artist acting like this , nelly R kelly , mystical all a re old rappers trying to relive those groupie days , taking advantage of thier fans instead of realizing they are legends and role models to kids who want to make it . the women they are accussed of are old enough to be their chidren, its so sad , its so sad , that all these singers and rappers .. are black men giving away whats left of their career , nelly is no top artist rightn ow but he is a iconic rap figure , he need to chill out . .. give nelly a talk show or sonthing he clearly cant handle the pressure of being among , young cut fans . i bet you the woman was not black .. too