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R. Kelly Learns the Date He’s to Face the Music on Federal Sex Abuse Charges in Chicago

In this courtroom sketch, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court in New York with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Aug. 2, 2019 on numerous federal sex abuse charges. Kelly faces federal charges in Chicago as well, where a judge Sept. 4, 2019, set an April 2020 […]

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Newly Appointed Special Prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett Case Will Reinvestigate the Actor’s Infamous Tale and the Saga That Followed

Jussie SmollettPhoto: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty) Talk about making a federal case out of something. A Chicago judge on Friday appointed a former U.S. attorney—a fed, y’all—as special prosecutor to investigate what one guesses should be referred to as “Jussie Smollett-gate.” Sigh. According to the Chicago Tribune, on Friday, Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed Dan […]

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Jussie Smollett Case Crusader Files Court Papers Challenging Fitness of Actor’s Lawyers

Jussie Smollett appearing at a court hearing in Chicago on March 14, 2019, with his attorney Tina GlandianPhoto: E. Jason Wambsgans-Pool (Getty) In a case that just won’t seem to die, lawyers for Jussie Smollett filed court papers Thursday to answer a charge that they are not legally allowed to practice in the state of […]

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Chicago Police Release Video of Jussie Smollett Meeting Police With Noose Around His Neck

Screenshot: ABC Chicago (Chicago Police) New video released by the Chicago police late Monday night shows that when officers went to investigate a possible hate crime against actor Jussie Smollett in January, the former Empire star greeted them still wearing a long piece of tangled rope around his neck. The video, taken by a police […]

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The Saga Continues: Chicago Judge Orders Special Prosecutor Be Appointed in the Jussie Smollett Case

Jussie Smollett Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty) Will the Jussie Smollett case ever end? A Chicago judge Friday ordered that a special prosecutor be appointed to look into how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her office decided to drop all 16 misdemeanor charges against the actor over allegations he staged a homophobic and racist […]

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The Saga Continues: Chicago Judge Orders Special Prosecutor Be Appointed in the Jussie Smollett Case [Corrected]

Jussie Smollett Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty) Will the Jussie Smollett case ever end? A Chicago judge Friday ordered that a special prosecutor be appointed to look into how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her office decided to drop all 16 felony disorderly conduct charges against the actor over allegations he staged a homophobic […]

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Chicago Judge Accused of Asking a Court Reporter ‘How Much’ for Sex, Attempting to Kiss a Cop in a #MeToo Case of Judicial Proportions

Photo: iStock In a case of #MeToo at the judicial level, a Chicago judge abused his power with a series of women with whom he came into contact on the job, including asking a court reporter “how much money” it would take for her to have sex with him, trying to kiss a police officer, […]

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Rated X: R. Kelly Hit With 11 New Sex Assault Charges

R. Kelly (center) appears in court in Chicago May 7, 2019, on sex assault charges he faces. On May 30, 2019, prosecutors hit the singer with a whole new slate of sex abuse charges. Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans-Pool (Getty) The R is facing an X rating when it comes to a slew of new sex […]

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