• FILE: R&B singer R Kelly leaves the Cook County jail after posting $100,000 bond on 25 February 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Picture: AFP

    Jury selection begins in R. Kelly sex abuse trial

    The 54-year-old appeared stoic in a navy blue suit as the questioning of jurors began in the Brooklyn court, where he faces charges of racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery and forced labor, spanning from 1994 to 2018.

  • FILE: R&B singer R Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing on 26 June 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Picture: AFP

    R. Kelly moved to New York for sex crimes trial

    The artist born Robert Sylvester Kelly was arrested on sex-trafficking charges in July 2019. He's accused of systematically recruiting girls for sex while touring and coercing them into sexual activity.

  • FILE: R&B singer R Kelly leaves the Cook County jail after posting $100,000 bond on 25 February 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Picture: AFP

    R. Kelly associates charged with intimidating singer's accusers

    Prosecutors say three members of the artist's circle - Richard Arline Jr., Donnell Russell and Michael Williams - have been engaged in separate bids to silence Kelly's accusers in the New York racketeering case against him through intimidation, harassment and bribery.

  • FILE: R&B singer R Kelly leaves the Cook County jail after posting $100,000 bond on 25 February 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Picture: AFP

    R Kelly pleads not guilty again

    The disgraced singer's arraignment on various new sexual abuse charges took place via telephone conference on Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • FILE: R&B singer R Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing on 26 June 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Picture: AFP

    R Kelly's release bid denied again

    District Judge Ann Donnelly highlighted the fact Illinois prosecutors have accused Kelly of witness tampering during his child pornography case so insisted it would be too risky to let him out of jail.

  • Singer R. Kelly. Picture: AFP

    R Kelly gets bail request denied

    Kelly is currently holed up in Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Centre on charges that include sex trafficking, racketeering and child pornography.

  • FILE: R&B singer R Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing on 26 June 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Picture: AFP

    R Kelly defaults on lawsuit

    Judge Moira S. Johnson granted the default judgement after he was absent from yet another meeting in the case on Tuesday, and it will be up for a final hearing on 10 March.