Chicago Prosecutor Drops R. Kelly Sex-Abuse Charges, Acknowledges the Decision ‘May Be Disappointing’ to Accusers

Disgraced musician R. Kelly and his legal team have been fighting for his freedom since he was arrested in 2019 on federal sexual assault charges. His latest case, which involved some charges, was a legal victory for Kelly and his representatives, as prosecutors in the case decided to drop the charges they had filed against the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer.

R. Kelly, who has faced abuse allegations in recent years, wears sunglasses and a navy suit
R. Kelly | Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2022

The charges against R. Kelly were filed after the Lifetime documentary premiered Survivors of R. Kelly, which chronicled Kelly’s years of abuse through the words of some of the survivors. After Survivors of R. Kelly, Kelly was charged in February 2019 in Chicago with 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault, followed by 11 more in May. (He gave his now-infamous interview with Gayle King in March 2019, where he maintained his innocence and exclaimed, “I’m fighting for my damn life.”) In July 2019, a Chicago grand jury indicted him on 13 counts, including child pornography, seduction of a minor and obstruction of justice.

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