The disgraced singer was previously convicted of racketeering and eight counts of an anti-sex trafficking law that could have seen him sent to prison for the rest of his life.

As R. Kelly's second sex abuse trial comes to an end, his defense decided to go out with a bang by comparing his fight to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the fight for Constitutional rights of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A man lent further credence to the allegations that R. Kelly is a child sex predator by testifying he met the singer in a McDonald's when he was a 17-year-old aspiring rapper and was eager to do "anything" to get into the music industry.

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A 23-year-old woman testified Monday that when she was 17, R Kelly forced her into a sexual and abusive relationship during which she was spanked, made to perform disgusting and humiliating acts and that she contracted herpes.


U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly, presiding over R. Kelly's federal sex trafficking trial, snapped at the disgraced singer's defense attorney for tweeting in court and violating her ground rules for the case, Court TV reported.

Day 2 of testimony during R. Kelly's sex trafficking trial in Brooklyn continued with Jerhonda Pace attesting that the disgraced singer with whom she alleged to have a sexual relationship wanted the then-16-year-old to look younger.

R. Kelly reportedly failed to make his child support payments, again.

R. Kelly hosts a paid event in Springfield, Illinois.