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In this illustration drawn from a video feed, the prosecution presents its closing argument in the federal trial against singer R. Kelly on Sept. 22 in New York. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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R. Kelly Found Guilty Of Racketeering And Sex Trafficking

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In this courtroom artist's sketch made from a video screen monitor, R. Kelly (left) and lawyer Thomas Farinella listen during the opening day of his trial on Aug. 18, 2021 in Brooklyn, New York. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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In courtroom artist's sketch made from a video screen monitor, defendant R. Kelly, left, listens during the opening day of his New York federal trial in Brooklyn on Aug. 18. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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Singer R. Kelly appears in a Chicago courtroom in March 2019. The charges that R. Kelly faces in New York include racketeering "to prey upon young women and teenagers," and sexually trafficking these girls and women between states. E. Jason Wambsgans/Getty Images hide caption

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R. Kelly's Trial Has Begun. The Singer Faces Decades Of Sex Abuse Charges

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R. Kelly, appearing at a hearing in his federal trial in Illinois in Sept. 2019. Kelly currently faces 22 federal charges in two separate indictments: one in New York and one in Illinois. Antonio Perez/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist Gretchen Carlson addresses the crowd before the planned screening of Surviving R. Kelly in New York on Dec. 4, 2018. The room was evacuated after a gun threat was called in. Chance Yeh/Getty Images for A&E hide caption

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An attorney for R. Kelly, seen in May 2019, said his client "had nothing to do with any of these alleged acts by those charged." Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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R. Kelly supporter Joycelyn Savage leaves Kelly's status hearing in his racketeering and sex trafficking case in New York City on Aug. 2. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters hide caption

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Joycelyn Savage (left) and Azriel Clary, two women who lived with R. Kelly, are seen here leaving a Chicago court room in July 2019. Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images hide caption

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R. Kelly, photographed at a court hearing in Illinois on June 26, 2019. E. Jason Wambsgans/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges In New York

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This June photo of R. Kelly shows him departing a courtroom in Chicago in a case related to a state sexual abuse case. On Thursday, federal prosecutors said an additional criminal prosecution against Kelly has been launched. Amr Alfiky/AP hide caption

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R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Courthouse in Chicago, Ill., on May 7, 2019, following a hearing in relation to the sex abuse allegations made against him. Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images hide caption

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Reporter Who Broke R. Kelly Story: Abuse Was In 'Full View Of The World'

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Singer R. Kelly, arriving in Cook County court for a hearing on sexual abuse charges in May. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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