Jim DeRogatis has been following the career of R.Kelly for over two decades. He first reported, while writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, on controversial and inappropriate activities within the musician's inner-circle in December 2000. Two years later, as a Sun-Times music critic, DeRogatis' writings exposed that Kelly was having illicit relations with a 14-year old girl. He turned-over a videotape to police. Far removed from being called as witness at R.Kelly's 2008 trial, DeRogatis again, on July 17, 2017 revealed via BuzzFeed News that Robert Sylvester, "R.", Kelly had been accused by three sets of parents of holding their daughters in an "abusive cult".
In addition to the Chicago Sun-Times, where he spent 15 years, DeRogatis has written for Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin Magazine and Guitar World. He currently hosts Sound Opinions on WBEZ Chicago and lectures at Columbia College Chicago.
As a result of 19 years of research and reporting, "Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly" comes forth to the international community. Publisher, Abrams Press. June 4, 2019. Robert Kelly was arrested July 11, 2019 on federal charges of alleging sex crimes and obstruction of justice. He faces a total of 18 federal counts, including child pornography, kidnapping and forced labor.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/iantrottier/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/iantrottier/support
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