R. Kelly’s sisters are coming to the disgraced singer’s protection within the wake of the 30-year jail sentence he acquired that they consider was “racist.”
Two of Kelly’s sisters from his father’s aspect, Cassandra and Lisa Kelly, appeared on U.Okay.’s Good Morning Britain on Wednesday to share their response to the singer’s racketeering and intercourse trafficking case, Mirror stories. Talking with reporter Noel Phillips, the sisters discovered that one accuser discovered it “laughable” that Kelly thought-about himself the true “sufferer.”
“We will reveal this morning that the convicted intercourse offender has been writing letters from inside his jail cell claiming that he was given a 30-year sentence due to the colour of his pores and skin,” Phillips stated.
Nonetheless, Phillips famous how “damning” the proof introduced towards him within the case was and believed the sentence had nothing to do with Kelly’s ethnicity.
“A prosecutor who was concerned in that case has informed me that, ‘It’s by no means been about race and that the US justice system has performed its job in locking up a sexual predator,” Phillips stated.
However that’s when Cassandra interjected to defend her brother by referencing how regularly Black individuals fall sufferer to systemic oppression.
“African People have at all times been handled unfairly and so I believe that has quite a bit to do with it [his sentence] in addition to different components,” Cassandra stated.
When requested whether or not they might say R. Kelly has by no means been concerned with underage women, Lisa Kelly denied ever seeing her brother entertain “underage” women.
“I can say he could have been with youthful ladies, however so far as underaged women, no, and I stress women – underage women,” Lisa stated. “Who has seen that?”
Lisa went on to refuse to acknowledge any of her brother’s victims.
“I’m not going to acknowledge one thing that I don’t have the proof of,” Lisa stated. “I consider that a number of the alleged victims are bitter.”
“He isn’t a monster. He isn’t a pedophile,” she continued. “The one sufferer I’ve seen who has been stolen from, lied on is Robert.”
When Phillips requested how Lisa might declare Kelly was the sufferer when so many ladies got here ahead with disturbing particulars in regards to the alleged abuse they endured, she doubled down on her claims.
“I simply informed you. I don’t care about individuals,” Lisa quipped. “I can solely go by what I’ve seen, what I do know, what I’ve skilled.”
Kelly, 55, was sentenced to 30 years in jail in June after he was discovered responsible of sexually abusing ladies and women for many years. A federal jury in New York convicted the disgraced Grammy Award-winning musician in September final 12 months.