Judge Allows R. Kelly Sex Tape To Go Public

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The Associated Press reports that a Chicago judge is allowing the public and media to view the videotape that prosecutors say shows R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Judge Vincent Gaughan said Thursday that he saw no overarching interest in banning the tape, which law enforcement officials allege proves their case against the singer, from public view.

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"This is the whole crux and linchpin of the case. If there was no tape, we wouldn't have a case," Gaughan said.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography. Prosecutors claim the tape was made shot between January 1998 and October 2000, when the girl may have been as young as 13.

Both the defense and prosecution had asked Gaughan to limit video viewing to only jurors, the lawyers and the judge himself. The video, they say, is lewd enough to seriously embarrass the girl, now 21. Prosecutors say they do not plan to call the girl as a witness. A trial date has not been set.

Allegations of Kelly's sexual activity with underage girls go as far back as 1991, when several claimed to have had sex with him. However, none of the those reports reached the publicity of the 2002 release of this tape, in which Kelly urinates on the girl and allegedly commits numerous other sexual acts. That's real classy, R. Enjoy prison.

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where else can I witch the tape

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R Kelly is totally innocent. Why would he pee on the bitches face?

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he nastii and i love that dudes song but i don't think he probaly rape that lii girl he aniit dat dumb now and if r.keelly is provin gulity imma piss on yo cat.

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i would like a copy of his sex video please

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u have to be sick type of person to feel good and right by haveing sex with a little child. a 13 year old is unable to make responsible and safe decision at that age and r. kelly was the adult in the situation and he SHOULD be held responible for his actions!! the parents of the child should also be held accountabble for allowing their minor child to have sex with a grown man!!! thats sick, forget the star power and see him as an everyday man then would it be okay?????

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yea he did it he really need sum help like seriously

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you ladies are being blinded by his star.. if you had a sister or daughter and he did that, let's see if you still tell everyone to let him be

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i think that they should just leave him alone cause obviously her parents didnt care so why should we? also i bet there is alot of celebritys that had sex with underage girls it just wasnt put out there. i love kells and they should just let him be.

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R-Kelly would not do nothin i hate but lil girls try to big girl thing then get caught in the mist of it

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i don't think that r-kelly rape that little girl

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