R.Kelly's Lawyer Compares Singer to Martin Luther King Jr. Exclusive Report Here!
Singer R.Kelly's sex trafficking trial is coming to an end, and the jury is set to deliberate the trial on coming Friday. But in what can be called the most bizarre headline, the singer's defense attorney had the weirdest thing to say in his closing statement. R.Kelly's attorney, Deveraux Cannick, compared the singer to Martin Luther King Jr during the singer's Brooklyn trial on Thursday.
It is not clear, based on what traits, the attorney made such audacious comparison between the civil rights leader and alleged sex trafficker, but reports say Cannick argued Kelly is battling to hold the government accountable just Martin Luther King Jr. Cannick also compared the singer with Hugh Hefner and Mike Pence.
Kelly's attorney argues the singer should be acquitted after comparing him to Martin Luther King. Photo Source: Rolling Stone
Kelly's attorney then goes on to quote from MLK's last speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop," speech declaring ... "Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press." Cannick accused prosecutors of encouraging the witnesses to lie on the stand.
Snapping at Cannick's hogwash, the prosecutor reminded the court of Kelly's crime. "It is now time to hold the defendant responsible for the pain he has inflicted on each of his victims; it is now time for the defendant, Robert Kelly, to pay for his crimes. Convict him," said Elizabeth Geddes in her closing statement.
If convicted, Kelly faces a minimum of 15 years in prison. Photo Source: CBS News
R.Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, faces multiple state and federal charges, including racketeering, bribery, and sexual abuse. The singer has constantly denied the allegations against even with substantial evidence against him. His alleged victims often included underage girls; if convicted, the singer faces a minimum of 15 years in prison.
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