Originally Posted by entremet
How is this guy not in jail with all the smoke over the years?
In Aaliyah's case, parents just wanted to move on. Got the marriage annulled, moved Aaliyah to a new producer Timbaland and never spoke or interacted with R.Kelly again.
In the Child pornagraphy case, Sex tape was in bad quality so the defense was capable of convincing the jury the identity of the girl was inconclusive. The girl in the tape refused to testily for the prosecution.
I don't think there's any other case to hit headlines until this, and unfortunately it sounds like there may not be any laws being broken, but who knows...
Originally Posted by Barzul
Read the entire article. Fucked up, super fucked up but apparently all completely legal. It's shit like this and like Scientology that make me just wonder how?
Then again as a society we established ages of consent and adulthood. If these women insist on being there we can't forcibly remove their agency.
I think the FBI should be looking for whatever criminal statute they can pin on the man no matter how minuscule. The goal should be pierce the "control" he has over these women which might make them more willing to consider their external environment. Right now their lives just revolve around him and obviously they've drank the kool aid. But yeah I agree this is essential a cult of R Kelly.
As long as the women are adults and they have agency then no the FBI shouldn't be doing that. The parents should definitely seek help to get their daughters though.