R Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 sexual assault charges as lawyer claims accusers ‘aren’t real victims’
R Kelly has officially pleaded not guilty to the 11 additional charges of sexual assault made again him last month.
The singer, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, appeared in a Chicago court on Thursday to make his plea before the judge.
The singer will appear in court again on 26 June, and it is believed the prosecution will reveal more of the evidence they have against the star on the day.
The musician has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault following the release of the Surviving R Kelly documentary, which featured various women who accused Kelly of abuse.
According to the new indictment, the first eight counts are from encounters that allegedly occurred between 1 January and 31 January 2010. Three others pertain to alleged encounters between 1 May 2009 and 31 January 2010.
Prosecutors allege, among other things, that Kelly used force or threatened to do so to pressure the accuser into sex or to perform oral sex on him.
Since she was underage at the time, the statute of limitations for bringing charges was extended to 20 years from her 18th birthday…….read more
Source: Metro News