Boycott R. KELLY, RCA Records and Live Nation...(#MuteRKelly)
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Call on RCA Records, Live Nation, radio stations and concert promoters to BOYCOTT R. KELLY. Watch the 6-part, LIFETIME documentary expose. Read the reporting of veteran, Chicago Sun-Times journalist, Jim DeRogatis. Support #MuteRKelly. Kindly note that all of this information comes from the above entities. BLACK GIRLS MATTER. OUR CHILDREN MATTER. BOYCOTT R. KELLY.
R. Kelly's Child Sexual Abuse Timeline:
In 1991, a then-24-year-old Kelly met 12-year-old Aaliyah Haughton. Three years later, Kelly produced the Aaliyah album Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number and married the singer, using a false birth certificate that claimed the 15-year-old Aaliyah was 18.
Tiffany Hawkins claimed in a 1996 lawsuit that she began having sex with R. Kelly in 1991 when she was just 15 and he was 24. Hawkins was an aspiring singer. According to court documents, covered by the Chicago Sun-Times, Hawkins’ relationship with Kelly ended in 1994 when she turned 18, and Hawkins then slit her wrists in a suicide attempt. Days after she gave a “hair-raising” seven-hour deposition, Hawkins settled her lawsuit with Kelly in 1998 and signed a confidentiality agreement.
Tracy Sampson claimed in a 2001 lawsuit against Kelly that she began having a sexual relationship with the singer when she was A 17-year-old intern. She wrote in her lawsuit: “I was coerced into receiving oral sex from a girl I did not want to have sex with. I was often treated as his personal sex object and cast aside. He would tell me to come to his studio and have sex with him, then tell me to go. He often tried to control every aspect of my life including who I would see and where I would go.”
Patrice Jones said Kelly impregnated her and then coerced her into an abortion that he paid for. She sued Kelly in 2002. Her lawsuit claimed Kelly promised to teach her about the music business as he had sex with her as a 16-and 17-year old. Jones’ lawyer said at the time of the suit that the abortion had a serious effect on her mental well-being.
A video tape was sent anonymously to the Chicago Sun-Times in 2001. The editors believed it to be evidence of possible child pornography involving R. Kelly and sent it to police. This tape did not lead to Kelly’s later arrest, as WBEZ noted in 2013.
In 2002, the infamous “child pee” tape, 26 minutes and 39 seconds of footage showing Kelly engaging in sex acts with and urinating on a young girl, who clearly appeared to be a minor and was reportedly 14 years old was turned over to the police, and later that year Kelly was indicted on 21 counts of making child pornography, but not rape.
The case would not go to trial until 2008, in a strategy that some experts call “victory by delay.” The jury would eventually conclude that they could not conclusively prove that the girl on the tape was a minor, and Kelly was found not guilty on all counts.
Police said during a search of R. Kelly’s home in Florida in June 2002, they found several images of Kelly with underage women engaging in sexual activity. In 2004, A judge ruled against allowing the use of that evidence, saying it was obtained illegally due to the terms of the search warrant.
In 2017, R. Kelly is once again being accused of having sex with underage women and holding them against their will in what their parents are calling a "sex cult." It is being claimed that women who live with Kelly, who he calls his “babies,” are required to call him “Daddy” and must ask his permission to leave the Chicago recording studio or their assigned rooms in the “guest house” Kelly rents near his own rented mansion in suburban Atlanta. A black SUV with a burly driver behind the wheel is almost always parked outside both locations. Kelly confiscates the women’s cell phones, they said, so they cannot contact their friends and family; he gives them new phones that they are only allowed to use to contact him or others with his permission. Kelly films his sexual activities, it is said said, and shows the videos to men in his circle.
R & B singer R. Kelly was accused by over two dozen young women, many of them underage (some believed to be as young as 13) of rape. A videotape that was shot at Kelly's home shows him engaging in explicit sexual acts with a child who, according to police reports, who was 14 years of age; Kelly was approximately 30 years old at the time. Among the disgusting acts Kelly performed on the child is urinating in her mouth.
The Cook County prosecutor failed to charge Kelly with the rape of over two dozen young women! R Kelly also had a separate child pornography case in Florida that was dismissed on a technicality (the photos that were seized by police and used to charge Kelly were obtained without a proper warrant). Kelly was eventually acquitted of the pornography charges and after failing to receive justice in the criminal courts, many of the victims and their families turned to the civil courts; Kelly settled several civil suits with the victims and their families.
R Kelly has never been held accountable for the trauma he has caused his victims!
Will you please join us in helping to make a difference in the lives of our most valuable and vulnerable population by protecting them from the likes of R. Kelly and others? Take a stand for young women and girls and help hold a sexual predator accountable. Sign the petition!
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