Embattled American singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, has been found guilty at his child pornography trial in Chicago.
According to the Associated Press, a federal jury in Chicago found R. Kelly guilty of producing child pornography and abusing minors in his second sex crimes trial in two years.
The singer was already convicted of sex trafficking in June and still faces additional trials.
He is also serving a 30-year sentence after prosecutors proved that he ran a decade-long sex trafficking enterprise through his music business.
The jury began deliberating on Tuesday after listening to weeks of testimony from victims.
The latest trial in Chicago focused on the sex tapes that were part of a 2008 Illinois child pornography trial in which Kelly was acquitted after the witness declined to take the stand.
The 55-year-old musician — full name Robert Sylvester Kelly — was accused of videotaping himself having sex with underage girls.
He was convicted on six out of the 13 counts he faced — three counts of child pornography and three counts of child enticement.
Last month, a witness also testified that Kelly had sex with her “innumerable times” before she turned 18.
Since the 1990s, Kelly has been repeatedly accused of sexual abuse of young adults and minors.
The assault allegations against Kelly had received wide exposure after the 2019 Lifetime documentary ‘Surviving R Kelly’, which explored claims that an entourage of supporters protected Kelly and silenced his victims for decades.
Kelly had been arrested by federal authorities in Chicago back in 2019 and transferred to New York in June 2021.
The singer, best known for the 1996 smash hit ‘I Believe I Can Fly’, has consistently denied any wrongdoing.
I did it: Halima Abubakar speaks on ‘affair’ with Apostle Suleman
Nigerian Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has finally spoken out on her alleged affair with Apostle Johnson Suleman.
Suleman, the general overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International, has been enmeshed in the labyrinth of “sex scandals” in the past years.
In July, the cleric was in the news again after a blog claimed he had affair with a host of Nigerian actresses including Abubakar, Georgina Onuoha, Queen Nwokoye, Shan George, and Vivian Metchie.
Others, according to the blog, include Lilian Bach, Iyabo Ojo, Ruth Kadiri, Mercy Johnson, Chinyere Winifred, Larriet Omo Brish, Ini Edo, Joy Ogbunu, Angela Okorie, and Mary Uranta.
At the time, the report sparked heated reactions on social media, with several of the named actresses dismissing the allegation.
Suleman also debunked the post and described the list as an unrealistic litany of names curated to bring him down.
In a dramatic twist on Sunday, Abubakar took to her Instagram stories to call out Suleman.
The film star claimed she agreed to date him at the time because the cleric told him he had separated from his wife.
“I f*ck up yes. I own my mistakes. But I won’t lie anymore. Nigga said he was separated. I didn’t meet a married man. I met a bizman with three kids. Long story, stay away from liars,” she wrote.
In another post, Abubakar also accused the clergyman of paying blogs monthly to promote lies.
“Every month only you. How do you sleep? You paid off the blogs, only you, God forbid. Look for lies and send it to your bloggers. They need am,” she added.
“But you you you JS. You bought market Sule. Emperor Sule. Allow me rest biko. Don’t fuck with me bro. Dude.”
Abubakar had earlier engaged Shan George in a war of words over the alleged affair involving the cleric.
As of the time of this report, Suleman has not reacted to Abubakar’s claim.
Nkechi mentally sick, smokes Indian hemp to maintain balance – Opeyemi Falegan fights dirty
Opeyemi Falegan, ex-lover of controversial Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing, has shared disturbing information about his ex-girlfriend, claiming she is mentally imbalanced.
The Ekiti-born politician and Nkechi have been battle of wits following their breakup.
Falegan was recently dragged online in an interview over claims she only used him to spite her ex-boyfriend.
Not one to let go without a response, Falegan took to his Instagram story where he revealed some information about Nkechi, with claims that any man, who had dated her would testify she is dirty and also battling with a mental problem.
He added that Nkechi only smokes weed to remain stable.
He said, “I don’t want any woman to be angry with me but the truth is that Nkechi is dirty, any man who has dated her will tell you what I said is the truth, you will find spots down there, and believe me it does not even look nice. She should go take care of herself, I don’t care who you are and how you take this message because at this point l know your mission.
“I was thinking you were doing all this because I’m not in your life anymore and you are angry I’m still doing fine, but I just realize your mission is to destroy my life and you will not succeed.
“All your senior colleagues you claim to respect so much tell me that one person you haven’t bad mouthed, you are always angry anytime they send me a message, you would accuse them of sleeping with your boyfriends, I even asked her to further her education overseas, just to better her life, so it would be easy to introduce her to my people in Ekiti,” he said.
Falegan further stated, “I know why she is doing all this, I clearly remembered what she told me, she said anytime she goes online to cause violence, people would patronize her more, there was even a time she had a fight with Bobrisky, she told me she made enough sales that day. I don’t know how long she intends to keep fighting online to make sales.
“I’m not asking her to stop, but I don’t want to be part of it. I will tell you all this,your role model Nkechi, she has a mental problem, I even asked her to see a doctor, and she told me, she will be fine that is why she smokes weed to help her maintain balance, she won’t even know what she is doing at that moment.
“How will you marry a woman who takes weed to be calm every day , I have my reasons for leaving her and I don’t regret it, she is the last person to come online to start insulting a person because I have a lot of dirty secrets but I choose not to disclose online,” he said.
I merely used Falegan to get back at my ex-boyfriend, never loved him – Nkechi Blessing
Controversial Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing, has once again ignited her year-long beef with politician ex-lover, Opeyemi Falegan.
Speaking during an interview with TVC ‘s ‘Your View’ aired on Thursday, Blessing talked about her immediate past relationship and how it finally ended.
When asked if she still loved Falegan, the actress said she was “100 per cent” over him. According to her, she only got into a relationship with the politician in order to spite a previous lover.
Describing how she got into a relationship with Falegan, she said, “The thing is, he was the one that loved me more. It was the time that I was trying to level up to the love he has for me that he messed up.
“I recently broke out from a relationship with my ex that lived in America, and in the heat of the breakup, while we were still trying to fix things, he started posting a girl, covering her face.
“Then I realised there’s this man asking me out, okay, fine man. In all ramifications of people I like to date, he’s not 1–10. So that was me just trying to use him to get back at my ex – then I landed in relationship.”
Reacting to the interview, Falegan took to his Instagram page where he slammed the actress for speaking about him during the interview.
“This girl will never stop mentioning my name kilodeee? Once I have a reason to go, I will never find an excuse to come back. U no get content again?
“Attaching my name to yours is dysfunctional, just stop mentioning my name abeg, someone should please give her contents, she sounds really empty now,” he wrote.
Falegan and Nkechi got into a public war of words ealier in the year, as they announced the breakdown of their marriage.
Despite sharing pictures of her purported wedding back in 2021, Blessing stated after their break-up that she was never legally married to Falegan.
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