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R. Kelly Trial

Postponed to Spring '08

9/5/2007 1:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

R. KellyTMZ reported yesterday that the R. Kelly trial was postponed with no new date set. Now the Chicago Sun-Times is saying that the R. Kelly case will not go to trial -- until the spring of 2008! It seems the judge needs to finish with another "chicken killer" trial that begins Feb. 13, 2008 -- leaving the Kelly trial to start sometime in the spring.

R. Kelly, 40, was accused in 2002 of 14 counts of child pornography, including making a videotape where he allegedly has sex with an underage girl. Prosecutors claim the video was made between January 1998 and October 2000. The girl in the tape, who was 14 at the time, is now 22 -- and has denied that it's her.

According to sources, the new delay is because of lawyers arguing over expert witnesses who prosecutors want to call. Lawyers in both camps weren't talking about the case -- citing of a gag order. Kelly has plead not guilty.

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sed    

DAM WHITE FOLKS YALL GOT VICK WITH HIS HANDS IN THE COOKIE JAR, MARION JONES CAME CLEAN, YOU MAD MIKE MIKE TYSON DIDNT DO BUT ONE 1 DAY, YOU SET O-JAY UP THIS TIME, YOU THINK YOUR GOING GET BARRY BONDS (BUT YOU AINT) BUT JUST IN CASE YOU DO YOU GOT TO LET US KEEP R-KELLEY BECAUSE HE"S GOT THE MOST MONEY (OKAY WHITE FOLKS)

2443 days ago
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pepper    

at this rate, we will all be 80 years old

2523 days ago
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Democrats are evil    

I don't want to ever hear from this day forward, that minorities, specifically "Blacks" are treated unfairly in our justice system. This corrupt individual has received every benefit allowed and then some to keep him out of jail. Democrats constantly scream racial bias when it comes to trials, elections and any criminal actions. This is proof that in our society, all races are given equal opportunity. So all you racist's out there, keep your trap shut, you just look like a fool.

2523 days ago
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MobileTV.net    

I guess a speedy trial doesn't apply to the rich and famous.

2523 days ago
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Anna    

We knew the trial was going to be postponed on Friday. Someone slipped that they were going on tour together. Can't go on tour if your finally going to trial. This man has made many CD's since being accused. Must be nice to still be able to make money while awaiting a severe charge.

2523 days ago
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rachel    


He should want to clear his name so we can start buying his music again.

Oh, like I'd buy his crappy music anyway....

2523 days ago
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Get a Clue    

I would love to meet R. Kelly

2523 days ago
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Anna    

T H, there is more to it that that. Yeah money can buy alot of problems to go away. Question is when was the video made. This young woman in question I don't think will come forward and want to testify. She has said it's not her on the video. Personally I think both she and her aunt got paid off by R many years ago.

2523 days ago
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C.W.    

I see TMZ is the new site for angry white folks. Get a grip people, you look at one rich black man getting over on the system and "now" all of a sudden the system is corrupt. Go tell that to all the black men in the prison system who can't afford a high-priced lawyer to defend them against their own charges and see if you still think the system favors African-Americans. Get over your racist attitudes and realize this is about one thing.......money, and if you got it, it doesn't matter what color you are, as long as you have enough green, anything can happen.

2523 days ago
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stop the madness    

just like Britneys fans theyll still suport him

2523 days ago
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Democrats are evil    

Hey, #9, CPaul. Read #2. You are the fool he is talking about.

2523 days ago
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knnoie    

Ridiculous. I don't buy his records. Some of my friends do. I stopped before he was accused because he married Aaliyah when she was 15. Dude is twisted and because he has money he will get away with it. His lawyers are stretching out the case so that people will forget. Money talks. He has paid off the girl, the aunt, the judge and anyone else. He met his estranged wife when she was 17 and he was pushing 30. I guess rich people can get away with it like R. Kelly, Russell Simmons, Hugh Hefner, Quincy Jones, Jerry Seinfeld, Roman Polanski........ the list goes on. IT IS NOT OKAY TO DATE TEENAGERS AND FANTASIZE ABOUT TEENAGERS, OLD MEN.

2523 days ago
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katie    

The trial is being postponed bc the chief prosecutor in the case just had a baby. Obviously everyone knew she was pregnant, thats why no one expected the trial to go as scheduled.

2523 days ago
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Patti in Chi-Town    

Its ridiculous that it has been put off yet again...but the "chicken killer" trial actual refers to the murder of 7 people that took place in a Browns Chicken Restaurant back in 1993. They were able to charge two individuals in the case back in 2002...one's trial is complete and they are FINALLY getting the other one on trial. I think this one takes precedence over R Kelly ( who will eventually get his day in court Im sure). Oh and for those of you spouting off about racism..the two suspects in this case ARENT black and they are making sure they take them down first. Does that make you feel any better? Stop playing the race card...the deck is empty as it is.

2523 days ago
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C.W.    

Jiggy, you're the fool. How does this even relate to the Democratic Party first of all? Secondly, how is the fact that a black man has been allowed to make a mockery of the justice sysytem an indicator of racial equality? You've got be kidding me, as I said in my first post, you and the people who think like you take one black person and you somehow figure that because he was able to get over, then every black person who goes to trial should be able to do it. You need to leave the gossip sites and surf some real news sites and find out what's really going on in our society when it comes to African-Americans and how we "collectively" are treated by the justice system. Go to google and look up Tulia, Texas or more recently Jena, Louisiana or about the young man in Georgia who is still in jail on a 20 year sentence, even though he won the appeal, for consensual oral sex. Don't insult me by using R. Kelly as an example of equality for all races in America, it's demeaning and insulting. So Jiggy, you and the clown who wrote post #2 should just shut up and stop embarassing white people who are not ignorant and choose to be more enlightened than you are.

2523 days ago
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