The 24-year-old, who testified against the singer, said he had a fair trial and was not “railroaded."
Black girls are adultified and oversexualized. This stigma helped the singer get away with serial sexual abuse.
The disgraced comedian told TMZ the singer “got railroaded” in his sex-trafficking trial that ended Monday.
"I think he’ll be welcomed back into Chicago as a person who can be redeemed," the Illinois lawmaker said.
This is the first time the R&B singer has been convicted for sex crimes against minors and young women.
The jury could start deliberating as early as Friday afternoon, wrapping up the R&B singer's six-week criminal sexual abuse trial.
“He said generally in these situations people come up missing,” Cheryl Mack recalled him telling her when an underage girl sued him.
The Jane Doe, who was R. Kelly’s background dancer, said he started abusing her when she was 14 or 15 in the early 1990s.
A Jane Doe introduced as “Sonja” said she visited the singer’s Chicago studio for an interview but ended up being held against her will for at least three days.
The new song "TSU" off of "Certified Lover Boy" samples one of the R&B singer's tracks. Fans say Drake “could easily have passed on this one.”
The witness, referred to as Faith, also said one of the singer's employees tried to blackmail her so she wouldn't participate in the "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries.
“Louis” described sexual abuse at the hands of Kelly, forced sex with women and coerced videotaping. He was subpoenaed to testify after a witness bribery case.
“’He’s a genius and I’m a genius. We should be allowed to do whatever we want,’” recalled the third "Jane Doe" to take the stand in the singer’s sex abuse trial.
During the sex abuse trial, the Jane Doe said Kelly forced her to have sex with a man Kelly referred to as “Nephew” as punishment for breaking one of his rules.
Jane Doe No. 5 took the stand Monday, testifying she endured harrowing sexual, physical and mental abuse starting when she was 17.
Kelly's team bribed an official for a fake ID so he and the then-15-year-old rising star could get married, another witness testified in the federal trial.
Jerhonda Pace wept while reading a journal entry about how Kelly cursed at her and slapped her three times, telling her, “It’s not going to be an open fist next time.”
Pace, known as Jane Doe No. 4 in the case, was the first witness to take the stand in the R&B singer's racketeering and sex trafficking trial.
R. Kelly is facing trial in Brooklyn, New York, after decades of allegations of sexual abuse crimes against minors.
Federal prosecutors will try the singer for sex trafficking in New York City this week.