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

    Man alleges R. Kelly promised career boost for sex

    In bombshell testimony Monday, the now 32-year-old man said that he became associated with Kelly's entourage and pleaded guilty in 2021 to attempting to bribe a woman who would potentially testify against the musician.

  • FILE: In this file photo taken on 6 March 2019, music artist R. Kelly arrives at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations Division in Chicago, Illinois. Picture: JOSHUA LOTT/AFP

    R. Kelly considered self 'genius' who could act with impunity

    "He could put the fear of God in me very quickly," she said, saying she performed sex acts because "I didn't feel like I had a choice," saying she'd suffered past abuse both at home and by a former boss. She also said she feared what the singer would do with their sex tapes.

  • 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.