Andrea Kelly Expected To Be Indicted By Feds In R. Kelly Sex Probe

By: Freelance Reporter Tammy Washington, Posted June 12, 2019 at 7:31 am US/Central 

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS–Andrea Kelly, the ex-wife of embattled singer R. Kelly, is about to be indicted by federal authorities for her involvement in the singer’s sex crimes against minors.

A source directly connected to the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Northern District of Illinois, told Scandal Media federal authorities have gathered evidence implicating Andrea as an enabler of her ex-husband’s sexual abuse of underage children.

According to our source, Andrea was heavily involved in recruiting underage girls for the singer, and even partaking in many of his sexual encounters with others.

Andrea, a professional dancer, was married to R. Kelly for 13 years, from 1996 to 2009. She has appeared on a barrage of talk shows (most notably the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly) claiming that he physically abused her for years, one time allegedly pushing his forearm into her neck and another time allegedly leaving her hog-tied on the bed.

Federal authorities now believe Andrea’s appearances on national t.v. shows were designed to camouflage her own complicity.  Stay tuned!

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Neflix Ready To Pitch “Survivng R. Kelly” Star Jerhonda Pace a 20 Million Dollar Deal For Rights To Her Life Story

By: Freelance Reporter Tammy Washington, Posted June 7, 2019 at 7:08 pm US/Central 

R. Kelly’s 11 New Sexual Assault Charges Involving Jerhonda Pace Are Captured On Video Tape

The new 11-count indictment pertains to a video tape of a woman identified as Jeronda Pace, who prosecutors say met Kelly during his 2008 trial on child pornography charges and began having sexual contact with him when she was only 16.

The four most serious counts in Thursday’s indictment charge Kelly with aggravated criminal sexual assault — a Class X felony that could carry a prison sentence of six to 30 years on conviction.

According to a source close to the Cook County States Attorney’s Office, R. Kelly is accused of committing an act of sexual penetration on Pace by the use of force and threats while physically battering her sometime in January 2010. He’s also accused of forcing her to perform felacio on him by forcing his penis in her mouth. Kelly can be seen forcing Jerhonda to perform other egregious sex acts against her will, while repeatedly slapping and choking her.

The source described the taped evidence as “irrefutable.”

Her story first aired in an August 2017 BuzzFeed article by Chicago-based journalist Jim DeRogatis, who has reported on allegations against Kelly for years, and her accusations were also part of an explosive Lifetime documentary series in January that revived interest in Kelly.

After the news broke Thursday of the new charges against Kelly, Pace confirmed on Twitter that the new counts involved her.

In a Facebook post Thursday, Pace said the abuse charged against Kelly are related to her case. “No matter how wrong you think I am, the law is on my side, a minor at the time,” she wrote.

He had first been charged in February with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving Pace and three other alleged victims — two of whom were also allegedly underage.

After surrendering to Chicago police, Kelly spent three nights in custody before a friend posted $100,000 — 10 percent of his $1 million bond — and he was released from Cook County Jail.

The singer, 52, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, pleaded not guilty to the charges he sexually abused the four alleged victims over a span of a dozen years.

At Kelly’s bond hearing in February, prosecutors alleged that Kelly tried to force oral sex on his 24-year-old hairdresser in 2003 while he was free on bond on the then-pending child pornography charges.

Among the other allegations laid out by prosecutors were that he carried on a yearlong sexual relationship with a girl he had met in 1998 when she was celebrating her 16th birthday and that he videotaped himself having sex with a young girl at his home in Olympia Fields in the late 1990s.

The charges come at a time of intensifying professional trouble for Kelly, who has been targeted by the social media movement #MuteRKelly that called on streaming services and radio stations to drop his music and concert promoters to stop booking him.

In a sensational trial in 2008, Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges alleging he filmed himself having sex with his so-called goddaughter, a girl estimated to have been as young as 13.

The initial charges in February came in the wake of reporting in BuzzFeed and The New Yorker by Jim DeRogatis and after damning allegations in a recent Lifetime documentary series.

Citing the “deeply, deeply disturbing” allegations raised in the documentary, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx made an unusual public plea in January for any Kelly accusers to come forward.

The six-hour documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly,” aired on the Lifetime channel and alleged that he has manipulated young women into joining a “sex cult,” forcing them to stay with him against their will and keeping them under his control. In the days after Foxx’s plea for help from alleged Kelly victims, her office was inundated with tips.

In a tearful and sometimes combative interview with “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King, Kelly said the allegations against him were all lies.

The singer remains free on $1 million bond and is due back here in court next Thursday.

 

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Rodney East Among Several Band Members Being Investigated In R. Kelly Sex Abuse Case

By: Freelance Reporter Tammy Washington, Posted February 27, 2019 at 7:08 am US/Central 

East was implicated by a whistleblower, who played a major role in solidifying the charges against the R&B superstar.

Attorney Michael Avenatti says a plethora of others within Kelly’s circle could be criminally charged as “enablers” to his alleged sexual abuse of underage girls.

Avenatti spoke at a news conference in Chicago on the same day prosecutors announced 10 counts against the Grammy Award-winning singer.

Avenatti said he represents six people in the case, whom he described as two victims, two parents and two “whistleblowers” who may have been members of Kelly’s inner circle.

He says some of Kelly’s associates over the years will also be charged because they “looked the other way” when girls were assaulted “because they didn’t want to kill the golden goose.”

“Kelly could not have accomplished this for 28 years without the assistance of others who looked the other way because they didn’t want the R. Kelly gravy train to end,” Avenatti said Tuesday.

“Every system in this city — police, courts, the South and West sides, the churches, everybody — has failed these young black female victims,” argued Jim DeRogatis, who as a Chicago Sun-Times reporter played the central role in revealing the sex-abuse accusations.

He told television station WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” on Monday that 48 women have shared with him their stories of abuse by Kelly since 1991.

Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, declined to comment on any possible criminal exposure involving people around Kelly. He said he is “constrained by the canons of ethics” from addressing anything other than allegations directed at his client.

 

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Dallas Pastor Patrick R. Rucker Vandalize Church After Being Evicted For Not Paying Rent For Over A Year

After further research, members of our Scandal Media street committee spoke to several pastors in the Dallas area who were very familiar with Rucker.  One well-known pastor described Rucker response as “a bunch of malarkey”  The source also described Rucker as a “mega pastor wanna-be” who uses profanity on a regular basis, with no compunction whatsoever.   “His lifestyle is more consistent with a street hoodlum than a church pastor” said one pastor.

The former member also expounded on Rucker’s penchant for having sex with females members of his church.  “There’s a running joke in the church that pastor Rucker never met a vagina he didn’t like” chuckled the former member.

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R. Kelly’s Bodyguard Robert “Hope” Reid Has Been Leaking Info And Secretly Organizing Protest Against The Singer For Years

By: Freelance Reporter Tammy Washington, Posted April 28, 2018 at 9:03 am US/Central 

CHICAGO–Scandal Media has learned that a childhood friend and longtime member of R. Kelly’s security team has been acting in the capacity of a mole.           

A source in Kelly’s camp says Robert “Hope” Reid has been leaking information and secretly organizing protest against the embattled singer for years.

The source has provided Scandal Media with various voicemail messages of Reid, dating as far back as 2002.

On one particular voicemail, while working Kelly’s security detail, Reid can be heard letting protesters know what courthouse door Kelly was about to exit from while the singer was leaving a court hearing while fighting his child pornography charges.

On another occasion, while still on Kelly’s payroll, a video tape showed Reid among a group of protesters calling for a boycott of Chicago radio station WGCI for playing R. Kelly’s music.

Reid helped organize the press conference but was not in front of the cameras when the actual press conference got underway.

According to the source, Reid was highly upset with Kelly for not visiting him when he was in the hospital undergoing a kidney removal while on dialysis.

The source recalls an instance when Reid boasted to him about about riding in Kelly’s Phantom Rolls Royce the day he was acquitted on child pornography charges and expounding on why he should’ve been found guilty.

Kelly is still not aware of Reid’s betrayal and still has Reid on his payroll.  “Kellz will be crushed when he find out what Hope has been doing to him all these years.  He sees Hope as a trusted brother figure” said the source.

This news about Reid couldn’t have come at a worst time given the unyielding efforts on the part of the Me Too Moment .

The source close to the artist said: ‘Kelly has been in a bad mood since all of his team quit on him. ‘

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