Friday, September 24, 2021

Defense Attorney Compares R. Kelly to Martin Luther King Jr.

In the closing arguments for R. Kelly's New York sex trafficking trial his defense attorney invoked the memory of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King...

From The BBC 

The defence lawyer said R. Kelly was living a "playboy life" because his record label painted him as a sex symbol. "Where's the crime in that?" said Mr Cannick, dismissing alleged victims as groupies.
"You heard about a man who treated these women like gold," Mr Cannick added. "He bought them bags more expensive than cars."
He invoked King's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech: "Somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press."
King upheld the Constitution to try to make the government "be true to what's on paper", he said, adding: "That's all Robert is trying to do."
On Wednesday, R. Kelly declined to testify in his own defence.

Kelly is facing 15 years in prison if convicted.  

11 comments:

mil262 said...

A lighting bolt should have zapped that lawyer when he said that.

Anonymous said...

About the only thing they both have in common is that they both had homosexual relationships. Next case!

Unknown said...

SMH this is why pedophiles don’t need no damn trial. Their lawyers start saying stupid shit like this to convince why their nasty ass client are innocent. Put their asses to death and call it a day.

Sunno said...

The disrespect of it all. ^^^^ 10:18 stfu slandering MLK

Anonymous said...

"Homosexual relationships" where did that come from? Is this another blog rumor to get attention? I have heard of him being with other women. But men too. I need receipts.

This attorney needs his licenses revoked.

Anonymous said...

@1100 a man testified at his current trial at the end of august that he was sexually abused by Kellz. I hate when people ask for receipts about info that they missed because they weren't paying attention. Do your research damn!

Anonymous said...

@1100 .. unless you were talking about MLK, in which case I apologize and retract my previous comment!

Anonymous said...

@2:00 PM...very well said because I was definitely thinking the same thing! Who cares about receipts for Robert. He needs to go away for more than 15 years!!!

Anonymous said...

10:18/1:57PM is a stupid cunt who knows damn well they was trying to say MLK was also a homosexual because the comement was " About the only thing THEY BOTH have in common is that THEY BOTH had homosexual relationships." So just HTF was they not talking about MLK? SMH. Reading is fundamental.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I was talking about MLK. Never heard anything about him having sex with men. Reading is fundamental, before coming for me.

The King Of The Real said...

He got like a whole section in hell waiting

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