R Kelly jurors shown SICK sex tape where girl, 14, asks singer, 'Daddy do you still love me?'
R Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing women. In the tape, he can be heard giving sexually explicit instructions to the victim
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Three separate sex tapes of R Kelly were shown to a Chicago jury where the convicted pedophile is reportedly seen having sex with his then 14-year-old goddaughter. This comes a day after the goddaughter of the disgraced singer claimed that Kelly had sex with her hundreds of times before she turned 18.
R Kelly, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison on June 29 for sexually abusing women, in the tape can be heard giving sexually explicit instructions to the victim who goes with the pseudonym of Jane. According to Chicago Tribune, the victim is heard calling the man alleged to be R Kelly “daddy”. Prosecutors during the trial claimed that the 55-year-old crooner paid off and threatened Jane to ensure that she didn't testify in his 2008 trial. On the other hand, Kelly’s defense showed text messages shared between the singer and the victim in 2019, claiming they were friendly.
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Jurors shown video of R Kelly having sex with minor
According to the Chicago Tribune, the victim in the clip can be seen speaking to Kelly about her genitals. The visuals of the tapes from the late 90s were blurred from the rest of the courthouse, the audio could be heard where a man says, “Get on your knees,” to which Jane responds, “Daddy, do you still love me?” The man in the clip then says, “Of course I do.” Jane in the tape could be heard getting directions at several points on what she should do. The man alleged to be Kelly instructs her, “I said don’t move,” to which Jane says, “I’m sorry.”
After the tapes were shown in court, R Kelly’s defense did not directly contest whether it was the singer in the clips. They in fact stated that their authenticity couldn't be verified. Prosecutors, on the other hand, claimed that the accused singer shot the videos of Jane in a log cabin-themed room at his North Side Chicago home between 1998 to 2000. According to reports, Kelly’s defense failed to give jurors an alternate version of Jane’s story concerned with the tapes.
The messages shared between R Kelly and the victim from 2018 to 2019 were also put on display in front of the jurors. The woman sent Kelly a message of support following the premier of the damning 'Surviving R Kelly' documentary. One of the texts read, “I love you, don't let the devil win” to which Kelly reverted, “Yeah, I was on a major breakdown but now I'm on a major buildup.' Kelly’s lead attorney Jennifer Bonjean asserted, “He wasn’t trying to influence you to do anything, you were just commiserating,” to which Jane confirmed.
Jane confessed to reaching out to Kelly in 2019 for advice. She told jurors, “I felt comfortable enough to reach out to him because I was afraid,” adding, “I no longer wanted to carry his lies,” as reported by The Daily Mail. R Kelly is also facing four counts of enticement of minors for sex at the Chicago trial - one each for four other accusers.
If you or anyone you know suspects child abuse, you are urged to immediately call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential and the hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.