Kelly has been trailed by allegations of sexual misconduct. He was married to a young singer who turned out to be 15 years old. There were claims that he controlled women in a cultlike atmosphere. He was linked to an infamous sex tape.
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R Kelly is facing two sets of federal sex abuse charges, one from New York prosecutors and another from prosecutors in his home town of Chicago , after he was arrested on Thursday night while out walking his dog. Besides racketeering, the indictment includes charges of transporting for prostitution and coercion or enticement of a female and alleges that Kelly had rules for the women, including not allowing them to eat or use the bathroom and not permitting them to look at other men and telling them to keep their heads down. The count Chicago indictment filed on Friday details efforts by the accused to cover up sexually explicit videos of Kelly with underage girls.
Robert Sylvester Kelly born January 8,  is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former semi-professional basketball player. In , Kelly went solo with the album 12 Play. Since the s, Kelly has been the subject of numerous allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct, often with underage girls, all charges he "categorically denies". Kelly detailed allegations of sexual abuse by multiple women, allegations Kelly denies.