In New York, the jury selection in the trial of R. Kelly (54) started on Monday. Potential jurors are being questioned by the court as to whether they can be unbiased about Kelly, despite the worldwide media coverage of the lawsuit.
“My client is slowly getting tired of all the accusations against him”
According to the prosecutors, the R&B singer led a criminal sect, targeting abuse, scams and extortion. Kelly denies these allegations and has repeatedly said he is innocent in recent years.
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The lawsuit will probably start on Wednesday, August 18. According to American media, the singer could be sentenced to decades in prison. However, lawyer Deveraux Cannick is optimistic, he previously told the New York Post. “My client is getting a little tired of all the accusations against him. He knows the truth and because of that it is very frustrating for him to be constantly scapegoated by the media. But he is confident that the truth eventually emerges.”