By Theo Wayt and Emily Saul. Kelly pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn federal court Friday to charges of racketeering and transporting women and girls for sex and was ordered held without bail. A glum-looking Kelly entered the plea through his lawyer Douglas Anton as his two girlfriends and alleged sex slaves Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary looked on from the gallery.
Kelly is the greatest sex-song artist of our generation. In the past two decades, no musician has pushed the limits of sex-song etiquette more than Kells. He sings about the sinful.
Kelly 's behind bars thanks in large part to his own inner circle -- enablers and ex-employees who handed the feds videos of Kelly having sex with underage girls, according to the attorney for multiple alleged victims. Gerald Griggs -- who represents Joycelyn Savage 's family among others -- tells TMZ the federal investigation run by the Northern District of Illinois uncovered over 20 videos of Kelly engaged with minors. Both Griggs and our federal law enforcement sources tell us the tapes show multiple victims
Kelly pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls who attended his concerts as his lawyers continued to label the alleged victims disgruntled "groupies. A sullen-looking Kelly appeared in a Brooklyn courtroom where a magistrate judge also denied his request for bail, agreeing with prosecutors that he's a flight risk and danger to public safety. His defense attorneys, who argued he should be released so he could better fight the charges, said they would appeal the ruling.
Kelly pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls who attended his concerts. He appeared sullen as prosecutors told Magistrate Judge Steven Tiscione he posed a flight risk and a danger to public safety. Kelly, whose full name is Robert Kelly, is accused of using his fame to recruit young women and girls into having illegal sexual activity.
Kelly, already charged with sexual assault in Illinois, was indicted in federal courts in New York and Chicago on Friday with transporting women and girls across state lines for sex, forcibly keeping them under his control and buying their silence. Kelly, who was free on bond in the Illinois state case, was taken into custody again by New York City police detectives and federal agents on Thursday evening as he walked his dog in Chicago his lawyer, Steve Greenberg, said. District Court in Chicago on Friday and was ordered back on Monday for further proceedings.
Kelly pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and racketeering charges in New York. Kelly pleaded not guilty to charges of racketeering and sex trafficking in a Brooklyn federal court Friday, The Associated Press reports. Magistrate Judge Steven Tiscione also denied Kelly bail, saying he posed a flight risk and a danger to public safety.
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The female minor featured with R. Kelly in the videotape at the center of his previous child-pornography charges, who declined to testify against him inis cooperating with federal investigators on new charges, her lawyer, Christopher L. Brown, told the New York Times.