NEW YORK: Prosecutors, nearing the top of their case on the intercourse trafficking trial of R. Kelly, performed recordings for a New York City jury Wednesday they are saying again up allegations the R&B singer abused ladies and women.
In court docket papers, prosecutors have described tapes of a profane Kelly threatening violence towards victims throughout recorded rants in 2008.
Jurors listened to the recording in Brooklyn federal court docket utilizing headphones. There was no audio for the press and public already restricted by the decide to an overflow courtroom as a coronavirus precaution making it unattainable to know precisely what the panel was seeing or listening to, or the way it was reacting to it.
A video feed to the overflow courtroom confirmed Kelly not carrying the headphones that may have allowed him to eavesdrop on the federal government’s newest proof towards him at a trial that started Aug. 18.
Kelly, 54, has repeatedly denied accusations that behind the scenes of a 30-year profession highlighted by his 1996 megahit I Believe I Can Fly” he was a sexual predator who groomed and sexually exploited his younger victims. His attorneys have portrayed the accusers as groupies searching for to make the most of his fame.
The trial is off Thursday however will resume Friday, when its probably the federal government will relaxation its case. Kellys attorneys have indicated they may placed on a protection case that may start Monday.
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