The famous R&B singer hailing from Chicago, Illinois is most famously known for songs such as I’m Your Angel and ‘ Believe I Can Fly. But, starting all the way back in the 90s, R. Kelly has been through a number of unpalatable controversies, which has become his defining characteristic.
The house of cards came crashing down on R. Kelly after the Chicago police found evidence to suggest the singer was making child sexual abuse videos. Even though he was acquitted by the jury, the allegations and evidence kept flooding in.
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Justice is served in the R. Kelly trial
Every year, a new victim or evidence appeared including a video showing R. Kelly having s*x with a 14-year-old girl and Jerhonda Pace breaking an NDA to testify against the singer who had s*x with her while she was underage. He faced criminal cases in three US states.
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The R&B singer was finally sentenced to 30 years in prison for the repeated sexual assault against women and children. The US district judge described the singer’s actions to be “indifference to human suffering” by making his victims do unspeakable things and spreading STDs.
Joycelyn Savage: Victim turned Fiance
According to AllHipHop, one of R. Kelly’s victims 26-year-old Joycelyn Savage wrote a letter to the judge pleading to have the charges against R. Kelly be discharged. Contrary to everything learned about the singer through the decades, his fiance wrote:
“My relationship with Robert is amazing. He’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. We have a very special connection and are deeply in love. I still support Robert to this day because I love him and will always be here to support him.”
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Furthermore, she claimed that the singer was framed by the government and she was not a victim of his abuses as presented by the government, she wrote:
“Robert is not the monster that the government has described him to be. The Robert I know is very sweet, gentle, and kind… it breaks my heart that the government has created a narrative that I’m a victim.”
Additionally, Joycelyn Savage’s family discharged her statements about R. Kelly being ‘brainwashed’ and believes that the judgment sends a ‘strong message that sexual predators will be punished for their illegal conduct.’ They further hope that they’ll be able to reconnect with their daughter and that she returns home.