The verdict is in. It took only two days for a jury to decide R. Kelly’s fate in his child-pornography trial. Their decision: NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS! 😯 The prosecution’s case was described as “weak” and the jury did not believe the witnesses.
Some of that doubt came from the questionable motives of the people who came forward to ID the people on the tape, including the girl’s aunt Stephanie “Sparkle” Edwards, whom the singer’s lawyers described as bitter over a bad business deal with the singer, and former Kelly mistress Lisa Van Allen, whom defense attorneys accused of attempting to extort $300,000 from them in order not to testify. Kelly’s team said there had been a conspiracy afoot to create a fake sex tape, and these women were suspect. (More)