The Grammy Award-winning singer is charged with main what prosecutors name a prison enterprise of managers, bodyguards and different workers who allegedly helped him recruit girls and ladies for intercourse and pornography and to train quite a lot of management over them.
The costs contain six totally different girls and ladies, who aren’t named in courtroom filings.
Now, prosecutors would additionally like jurors to listen to about greater than a dozen different folks whom the federal government alleges that Kelly sexually or bodily abused, threatened or in any other case mistreated.
Amongst them, the federal government says, was a 17-year-old boy and aspiring musician whom Kelly met at a McDonald’s in December 2006 and later invited to his Chicago studio. After asking the boy what he would do to make it within the music enterprise, Kelly propositioned and had sexual contact with him whereas he was nonetheless underage, in response to prosecutors’ courtroom submitting.
And when Kelly was about to go on trial on little one pornography costs in Chicago in 2008, the identical youth advised the singer he had entry to a juror, and Kelly requested him to contact the juror and vouch he was a “good man,” prosecutors wrote.
The submitting doesn’t say whether or not the youth did so. Kelly was acquitted in that case.
The boy additionally launched Kelly to a 16- or 17-year-old male good friend, with whom prosecutors say the singer started a sexual relationship a number of years later. Kelly additionally filmed the 2 youths in sexual encounters with different folks, together with a few of Kelly’s girlfriends, in response to the submitting.
Prosecutors wrote that the accounts of the boys and others would assist present that the precise costs “weren’t remoted occasions and have been half of a bigger sample.”
The multiplatinum-selling singer, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is understood for work together with the 1996 hit “I Consider I Can Fly” and the cult traditional “Trapped within the Closet,” a multi-part story of sexual betrayal and intrigue.
Kelly’s intercourse life has drawn scrutiny because the Nineteen Nineties, and he presently can also be going through sex-related costs in Illinois and Minnesota. He has pleaded not responsible.