It is not yet uhuru for singer R. Kelly. After bagging a 30-year sentence for sex trafficking in New York, the disgraced musician is facing more legal battles in Chicago.
For his Chicago trial, the 55-year-old will face a jury. Already, according to multiple sources, the selection of the jury will begin today, Monday, August 15.
The songster is standing trial on multiple charges, including creating and receiving child pornography, illegal sexual activity with minors, as well as obstructing of justice. In particular, his obstruction of justice charge dates back to a 2008 child pornography case.
At the time, the disgraced singer was found not guilty. That verdict hinged on the fact that the alleged victim failed to testify. Also, at the same time, the said victim and her family were said to have threatened and then paid off to remain silent.
Now, in a twist of fate, following R. Kelly’s conviction in New York, the said victim is set to testify. In the Chicago case, R. Kelly will be tried alongside his former manager, Derrel McDavid, and a former employee, Milton Brown.
Both the manager and the employee have pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them. Now, it’s time for Kelly to face the jury.