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Trapped in the courtroom: The R. Kelly trial has laid bare decades of predatory behavior by a very powerful man

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As R. Kelly, Robert Sylvester Kelly has sold more than 30 million albums, and even as indicators like album sales have given way to Spotify stream counts, he has continued to shape American culture. Kelly’s trial in federal court in Brooklyn since mid-August is yet another touchstone, convincingly exposing a man whose reputation was built on sexual swagger as a serial predator of underage girls.

Even more than the #MeToo comeuppance of aging men like Bill Cosby or Harvey Weinstein or Jeffrey........

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