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R. Kelly
R. Kelly

Background information
Birth name Robert Sylvester Kelly
Born January 8, 1967
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre(s) Contemporary R&B
Years active 1991—present
Label(s) RCA Records
Jive Records
Associated acts Snoop Dogg
Swizz Beatz
Fat Joe
Kelly Price
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R Kelly Trial: Journalist Who Received Sex Tape Ordered To Court

June 4, 2008
R Kelly Trial: Journalist Who Received Sex Tape Ordered To CourtThe journalist who received the sex tape at the centre of trial of US R&B star R Kelly has been ordered to appear in court.

Chicago Sun-Times music critic Jim DeRogatis has been told that he must take to the stand later today (June 4th).

DeRogatis has argued that his rights as a journalist would be violated if he testified.

The journalist was given the tape, which shows explicit sex acts between a man and girl who is believed to be underage, in 2002 and passed it onto local authorities in Chicago.

R Kelly, who faces fourteen charges relating to child pornography offence, denies that he is the man in the video.

If found guilty, the R&B singer could face up to 15 years in prison.

The prosecution rested on Monday (June 2nd) after spending two weeks questioning witnesses in the case. The trial continues.

(by Jason Gregory)

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