The three-time Grammy Award winner he was acquitted by a federal jury of seven other countsincluding obstruction of justice in a previous trial, the outlet said.
He and two former associates were accused of obstructing a 2008 child pornography trial in which a jury found him not guilty. Kelly’s former manager Derrel McDavid and a former employee, Milton “June” Brown, were also acquitted Wednesday of obstruction charges.
They were accused of having threatened and corrupted a victim who then did not give his testimony. But the woman who is now 37 years old spoke out on Wednesday.
Excerpts from videos showing acts of sexual violence committed by R. Kelly against adolescents, one of them 14 years old, were shown during the process.
The 12-person jury took about 11 hours to reach a verdict, which could add a heavy sentence to 30 years in prison that the singer already received in New York in September for recruiting adolescents and women to have sex.
In the case of New York, the singer of I Believe I Can Fly He was convicted of eight counts of sex trafficking and one count of racketeering.
The conviction of R. Kelly in New York, the first in a trial in which the majority of the civil parties were black women, was considered a turning point in the #MeToo movement.
The debates shed light on R. Kelly’s “system” for luring young girls and raping them, with the complicity of people close to them.
Many victims reported that they had met their idol at a concert and then someone had swiped a small piece of paper with the singer’s contact details.
Although they were promised to launch their musical careers, what happened was that they were “indoctrinated” and forced to have sexual relations, kept in a “sordid” system under “coercive measures”, according to the indictment. He is also being prosecuted in two other states.