R. Kelly’s sisters are coming to the disgraced singer’s protection within the wake of the 30-year jail sentence he obtained that they consider was “racist.”
Two of Kelly’s sisters from his father’s aspect, Cassandra and Lisa Kelly, appeared on U.Ok.’s Good Morning Britain on Wednesday to share their response to the singer’s racketeering and intercourse trafficking case, Mirror experiences. Talking with reporter Noel Phillips, the sisters realized that one accuser discovered it “laughable” that Kelly thought-about himself the true “sufferer.”
“We are able to 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 mentioned.
Nonetheless, Phillips famous how “damning” the proof introduced in opposition to 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 advised 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 mentioned.
However that’s when Cassandra interjected to defend her brother by referencing how regularly Black folks fall sufferer to systemic oppression.
“African Individuals have all the time been handled unfairly and so I believe that has lots to do with it [his sentence] in addition to different elements,” Cassandra mentioned.
When requested whether or not they may 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 might have been with youthful girls, however so far as underaged women, no, and I stress women – underage women,” Lisa mentioned. “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 mentioned. “I consider that a variety of the alleged victims are bitter.”
“He’s not a monster. He’s not a pedophile,” she continued. “The one sufferer I’ve seen who has been stolen from, lied on is Robert.”
When Phillips requested how Lisa may declare Kelly was the sufferer when so many ladies got here ahead with disturbing particulars concerning the alleged abuse they endured, she doubled down on her claims.
“I simply advised you. I don’t care about folks,” 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 girls and women for many years. A federal jury in New York convicted the disgraced Grammy Award-winning musician in September final 12 months.