R. Kelly Lawyers Vow to Fight Bid to Add Claims to Sex Trafficking Trial

Prosecutors say the staffers helped Kelly to recruit women and girls for sex and pornography and to exercise a lot of control over them. The charges involve six different women and girls. Prosecutors now also want jurors to hear about more than a dozen other people who allege Kelly sexually or physically abused, threatened or otherwise mistreated them. The claims include an allegation that he had sexual contact with an underage boy. Kelly denies ever abusing anyone.

The multiplatinum-selling singer, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is known for work including the 1996 hit “I Believe I Can Fly” and the cult classic “Trapped in the Closet,” a multi-part tale of sexual betrayal and intrigue.He also faces sex-related charges in Illinois and Minnesota and has pleaded not guilty.

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