R. Kelly Trial Forecaster: Defense Starts Off Whack

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(The VH1 Blog knows very little about the law. So we’ve solicited Mark Muro, a founder of the California law firm Muro & Lampe, Inc., to keep a running tab on which side has the advantage in the R. Kelly child pornography trial. Check back daily for updates.)

The pied piper of R&B, R. Kelly, finally had his child pornography trial open in Chicago six years after he was initially indicted. His defense? A case of mistaken identity. “Robert Kelly is not on that tape,” Kelly’s attorney, Sam Adam Jr., told the jury. “I stand before you on May 20, 2008, to tell you [R. Kelly] is not on that tape.” Adam claims that a mole on Kelly’s back will prove the singer’s innocence. Adam also claims that the alleged victim (whom he referred to as a “wonderful person”) is not in the tape; but instead, a paid prostitute. The defense appears to involve a claim of two layers of mistaken identity.

The tape was played for the jury this afternoon over Adam’s objection. In light of the contention that the tape provides visual evidence that Kelly is not depicted in the tape, I’m confused as to the attempts to keep the tape out of evidence. Seeing as the video is widely known as “The R. Kelly Sex Tape,” the defense better hope that the jurors have been living under a rock for the last six years. I anticipate the making of yet another closing argument culminating in a rhyme ala O.J. Simpson’s lawyer. (“If the glove don’t fit you must acquit.”) Here’s a couple of suggestions: “With no mole on the back, the prosecution’s case must crack” or “No mole on the back, the case is whack.” — Mark Muro

Score:
Defense = -1
Prosecution = 0

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  1. Shawn says:

    Kelly don’t pass go. Instead GO straight to JAIL! PERVERT!!

  2. tks says:

    @_# all tha haters out thurr hatin on R.Kelly. Yall just mad because he is tha pied piper & tha king of R&B keep ya head up

  3. DEJANEE says:

    I THINK HE HAD SEX WITH THE GIRL BUT HE NEVER RAPED HER THE B#TCH PROBABLY SET HIS AS$ UP

  4. DEJANEE says:

    YOU KNOW HOW B$TCHES ARE THESE DAYS I SUGGEST EVERY GUY START ASKING FOR ID

  5. dee says:

    ok folks who don’t understand the law or are not aware of this. Having sex with a minor is illegal. If the child in question is under the age of consent or Mr. Kelly is over 3 years older than the child in question than its rape. He should know better. He is a grown man. When someone is underage they are a child. As many parents will know children do not make the best choices. Mr. Kelly should be more careful as to who he chooses to sleep with.

  6. Dinelia says:

    R kely did not do that he is a very good person if he new that the girl was young he would have never even was talking to the girl i think that it is the clubs fault for even leting the girls in the place because when he went out that night he went to a 21 and older club and that was what his intentions was and they taking it way out of context calling him a (pervert) he’s a black man doing damn good for him self you ask me …………………………………..I love R kelly and maybe eveyone else can one day find the love again to

  7. QUDIR says:

    PEACE…..I THINK KELLY GOES FREE OF ALL CHARGES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. krystal (the truth) says:

    S0 iiF YA REALLY WANNA KN0W H0W iiT iiS:

    YEH R.KELLY MiiTE HAVE D0NE iiT..
    BUT WH0 EVER THiiS LiiL H0E WAS..WAS WANTiiN AND WiiLLiiNG
    THiiS iiS N0T RAPE..F0RGET WAT THE LAW SAYS..
    WHYY PUNiiSH HiiM F0R iiT iiF THE TEEN D0ESN’T GET PUNiiSHED TO0!?
    F0RGET HER AGE..iiF HER PARENTS RAiiSED HER RiGHT SHE’LL KN0W RiiGHT FR0M
    WR0NG..Y0U SH0ULD LO0K AT THE BACKGR0UND 0F THiiS Y0UNG LADYY!
    HAS SHE EVER HAD A HiiSTORYY OF PHYSiiCAL ACTiiViiTY WiiT ANY 0NE ESLE.
    LO0K AT HER LiiViiNG ENViiR0MENT..iiS THESE TYPE THiiNGS AR0UND HER EVERYDAYY LiiFE
    YEAH R.KELLY TALKS AB0UT SEX iiN HiiS MUSiiC..ARE Y0U G0NNA PUNiiSH EVERY0NE ESLE
    WH0 D0ES TO0!? TAKK A GO0D LO0K AT THiiS CASE AND THE BAKGR0UND 0F B0TH PPL
    THEN SEE iiS iiT REALL A NEED T0 BRiiNG THiiS CASE BAKK AFTER SO0 MANY YEARS!

  9. Devastator Douglas says:

    Sounds like R Kelly’s lawyers are hiding in the closet.

  10. meathead says:

    Hereiambaby, Anygood, absolute11, you’re a F_CKING idiot and a liar. Now a black website, too???

  11. crispie says:

    HerIambaby….you don’t have any friends. You’re a liar and a fraud. R.Kelly is not on any dating website.. He doesn’t need it. He has plenty of women. HAHAHAHAHA…you liar.

  12. hall says:

    R.Kelly is being charged with child pornography NOT RAPE. And for the record that was him in that tape.

  13. BOOBOO says:

    you know she was willing, she didnt want to testify. im sure he paid her off but want a smart girl. did she even start this trial?