CHICAGO - Questions linger about what, if anything, a man who made a surprise call to defense attorneys might be able to say to help R. Kelly at his child pornography trial.
Judge Vincent Gaughan abruptly adjourned Wednesday afternoon after an attorney for the R&B singer said he received a call from the potential defense witness. The judge said attorneys needed time to depose the mystery man.
Gaughan said the man could potentially impeach someone else's testimony, but he didn't elaborate.
Kelly attorney Sam Adam Sr. said the man was expected to fly to Chicago on Wednesday night from another state. Adam told the judge that, if need be, defense attorneys would interview him into the early morning hours on Thursday.
The unexpected delay came after two witnesses testified earlier on Wednesday that they could identify a female who appears on a sex tape at the center of case, bolstering prosecution arguments that she was underage at the time.
The witness list is sealed, though speculation is rife about who might testify Thursday.
Prosecutors began presenting their case last week. They have already called more than a dozen witnesses, including a former Kelly employee and a one-time backup singer, as well as several relatives and childhood friends of the alleged victim.
Kelly, 41, has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography for allegedly videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
Although Kelly won a Grammy in 1997 for the gospellike song "I Believe I Can Fly," his biggest hits are raunchy ballads like "Ignition" and his current single, "Hair Braider." He is scheduled to release a new album in July.
Kelly's attorneys have said he is not on the tape, even noting that the singer has a mole on his back and claiming that the man on the tape does not. The alleged victim, now 23, also has denied she is on the graphic 27-minute video.
Prosecutors, who played the video in open court within hours of their opening statements last week, claim it was made between Jan. 1, 1998, and Nov. 1, 2000, when the alleged victim was as young as 13.
A high school basketball coach testified Wednesday that one of his former players is the young female who appears on the sex tape. Jacques Conway said he recognized her, in part, by a distinctive cross worn by the video's female participant. He said he had seen his former player wear the necklace.
A former middle school basketball coach who said he got to know the alleged victim through some of her friends, also testified Wednesday that she was on the tape.
Joel Rhea told jurors he recognized her "facial features, the forehead, the smile." He estimated she was around 14 or 15 when the video was made.
i don't think jesus wants anything to do with that...
Yeah...well We will see...thing aren't lookins too god for him....where is his wife and kids?
I told yall... R.Kelly is innocent. They hired a look alike to make the tape. Free R.Kelly
Who he done paid off.....nasty perv
Im not sure who you are talking about but I told Kelly I wont be able to come in as his witness.
Celebrities get away with A LOT because of their status and money. But if R. Kelly walks, I'd be SO DAMNED SURPRISED. The legal system normally doesn't play when it comes to kids, so we'll have to just wait this one out and see. To all the people out there *** "Free R. Kelly" y'all disgust me so badly.
@JMAN0106: are you *** serious? You truly believe that they HIRED someone that looks like him? You're either joking, drunk, or on that *** right now if you even THINK about believing the words that are coming out your mouth.
hmmmmm and the plot continues to thicken...
i cant wait for his new album.
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The only witness that can help this case would be a man who comes forward and says that is him on the tape with a different woman.
yeah it's his lover
*** KELLY, ENJOY THEM YEARS IN THE CLINK, MAYBE WHEN YOU GET OUT, YOU CAN GIVE US "TRAPPED IN THE PEN" CHAPTERS "10 TO 15" ....
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R. Kelly is going down.
if robert gets found guilty and sentenced, i am going to give my job a two weeke notice, move to whatever stae he is incarcerated in and take whatever classes or courses or seminars it takes to become a correctional officer at whatever prison he is at. oh my goodness this man is fine. MTO please stop putting pictures of him up so early in the morning. that is way t[SPAM] much SEXY this early in the morning!!!!! i cant concentrate on my work.
LOCK HIM UP! I....SAW THE TAPE...IT'S HIM, NOT HIS BRO! OH...BY THE WAY....R.KELLY HAS A BIG *** DI..CK! I NEED TO HIT THAT BEFORE THE MEN GET THAT AFTER HE DROPS THE SOAP!
I spoke with Jesus about this case the other day, & his exact words were...
"Brother, I'm not touching that one with a 10 foot pole"
@Blackbarbie69, do me a favor and *** THE F*CK UP!
I WANNA HOLLA AT ALL MY BUST IT BABYS, SHOW ME SUMM LOVE
WHEN WILL THEY FINALLY LOCK THAT NIKKA UP!??
AND FELLAS. . . . PLEASE STOP WEARING THEM TIGHT *** SKINNY JEANS, ITZ REALLY NOTT A GOOD LOOK. IT DONT MAKE YOU LOOK TOO TOUGH AT ALL
R kizzle is going to *** and I love it. Its amazing how we protect our own when we are dead wrong but hate on each other when we are right. ????????? lock that monkey up.
i dont know bout this one
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!@Blackbarbie69 and deja-honey!!!! You guys are funny!!!!!
I dont care what yall say, I saw the tape and that little *** was not a virgin, she was a pro.
I don't wanna hear nothing until the verdict is in. Never mind....I will say it now...NOT GUILTY!!! It took them 5 years to get him to trail. He;s not going to jail.
"Celebrities get away with A LOT because of their status and money. But if R. Kelly walks, I'd be SO DAMNED SURPRISED. The legal system normally doesn't play when it comes to kids, so we'll have to just wait this one out and see. To all the people out there *** "Free R. Kelly" y'all disgust me so badly."
Sexiimami. One name, Two words...Michael Jackson. I hate to say it, he is going to get off.
@unsexiimama... you are always talking cash trash on a *** website. i don't e-fight e-bythcez. i talk cash trash live and in person where i can slap a hoe. now if you will excuse me, i have to go dampen my neck.. i looked at the r kelly pciture again and am hot all over.
Unless that man has another video with that "lookalike" I don't see what evidence he could have to help Kelly. The case that is being put against Kelly is real strong. I think he be found guilty, but too much time has gone by. He'll get a light sentence.
U would have a chance with Kells, but there's a slight problem, U're 2 old 4 him, U know he likes them young.
Lock Him Up!!!!
i already found out the name of the new album....TRAPPED IN THE JAILHOUSE SHOWERS.its over people, its over.he don't need 15 years, he only needs one week in gen pop.during day 3, they will get him good.
I am not saying not to lock him up, i am saying if they are going to lock him up, please please PRETTY PLEASE lock me up with him!!! I dont care what they charge me with as long as my sentence is life with Kells.
@tinka_63136: that is a very good point you made about Michael Jackson. I didn't follow that trial as close, so my question is, was there ever any HARD EVIDENCE that he did anything wrong?
And I mean he as in MJ?
@yellowberry, Right! 3 days....hopefully it won't take that long. I bet them niccas are just hoping and waiting for his perverted a$$! And how can someone view Rape Kelly as sexy? You imbeciles!! You sicken me as much as he does. SMH @ these desperate h/o/e/s.
@Blackbarbie69, I'll say it again: *** THE F*CK UP! You sound trifling as hell. And slap a hoe? *** please! You're the one sounding like a hoe with those dumb *** comments. They need to lock your *** up with him and I hope he takes a *** all over you. But hoes like you might like *** like that.
not even a hot remix can save him now.
I barely remember the trial myself but, I know that Michael hired some PI to tarnish the name of the boys father cause the father had some kind of evidence (tape or something), heck please do not get me to lie. All of these trials are mixed up in my mind right now. One thing that I do remember is that everybody said that the mother of the boys was paid off, just like this girl in the R Kelly trial.
And as for Kells getting it in jail. He aint. They are going to put him by himself or he will put money on the books for a jailhouse body guard. I can almost picture it. Remember that movie "Good Fellas" where they was living good in jail. That will be Kells. Proof. remember the rapper who made a video when he was locked up.
@unsexiimama I already suggested that they lock me up with him. cant u read? you seem to be the one excited about p/i/s/s/. isnt that what you are doing in your pic? my bad!!! it looks more like you are taking a s/h/i/t/. r. kelly gets finer to me everytime you make a stupid comment. please stop typing. i cant take much more!!!!
CAN'T WAIT FOR THE CD.
*** like you never fail to amaze me with stupidity and ignorance.
THAT'S SO TRUE. AND YEA THE RAPPER WAS T.I. THAT LET THAT NI999A OUT TO GO TO A CONCERT AND DISS LIL FLIP HAHAHAHA THATS WHEN ONE OF THE INMATES ESCAPE WHEN THEY WERE MAKING THE VIDEO.
See what I mean. If you have money, and you are in trouble with the law, you have options.
Trooper. Do think his new album is really going to be any good. I am having my doubts. People keep talking about Usher's album and I think it sucks. I mean i have to listen to it a couple of more times, but, yeah, I do not like it.
KELZ ALWAYS COME WITH A GOOD CD. HE'S BEEN ABLE TO SURVIVE ALL THESE YEARS EVERY SINCE HE WAS WINNING ON THE NATALIE COLE SHOW WHEN IT WAS PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT BECAUSE HE'S BEEN ABLE TO REINVENT HIMSELF AND CREATE NEW STYLES OR STORIES. TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET IS A GOOD EXAMPLE. HAVE U SEEN ALL 22 CHAPTERS?? THAT S.H.I.T IS FUNNY AS HELL. I WONDER IS HE COMING OUT THE SAME DAY G-UNIT COMING OUT HAHAHA
...and he just got finer!!!!
Yeah I have seen all the chapters and they were pretty funny. Are they suppose to be more. He needs to finish it before he goes to jail. I want to know the ending. He it is a "nushawn williams" going on
LOCK MR. ROGERS UP ALREADY PLEASE....HE HAS BEEN MOLESTING THESE KIDS FOR TOO *** LONG !!!
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R Kelly is going down unless his witness has another tape with the date and time on it that is the same time as the other one was...I think either way R is going to the big house....He is nasty as hell with his freaky self. I have to say this girl must have a big azz head because everybody been talking about her head and her features...whats with the cross necklace...she the only person who wears a cross necklace...seriously if they are goi ng to get the perv...have some good evidence...***
That *** was five years ago, why lock him up now?? That makes no sense to me, yeah I understand the whole she was too young bit but she is denying it so that to me is enough said!!!!
Im not trying to justify his actions but I think that some girls are really mature for their age and some girls even though they are young they arent young minded and they fully are aware of what they are doing. When I was 14, 15 and 16 I went after all the older guys, that's just what and who I was attracted to. I knew just what I was doing and I only had one turn me down and say I was too young, but of course he came back later and did it. Men have been doing this for years and will continue and no that doesnt make it right just a fact!! My teachers, principals and coaches all tried to *** me!! And some times I wasnt being fast!!
its funny how a blurry video come out and peopl are so against r-kelly the mans been this way foever and hasnt hid it one bit he was married to alliyah for a spell and they wrote a song about it (age aint nothing but a number) no one said anything then why people messing with him now the female even said he didnt have *** with here its been too long let sleeping dogs lie and get on with our lives
He probably does. Anyone can be paid off these days. How many people are left with consciences?
ive said it once, ive said it twice, and you know what im gonna say it again... ANYONE who thinks it's justified for a grown man to sleep with a 13/14 yr old girl is a pedophile supporter.
second, for those of you who have seen the tape and claim the girl 'aint no virgin' 'is a ***' 'pro' etc etc - do u really think this tape means it was the only/first time this kinda thing went on? most pedophiles groom their victims, how do u know this video wasn't the product of months even years of abuse???
No matter what, that nicca going down..
HE SAID HE HAD 25 CHAPTERS THEN HE SAID THAT IT'S EVEN MORE. THAT HE HAD WROTE OF LOT OF CHAPTERS FOR THAT TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET.
NEED TO BE STRUNG UP AND HUNG BY THEIR GENITALS !!!!!!!!
YOU PEOPLE ARE THE REASON R.KELLY HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH MOLESTING CHILDREN FOR SOO LONG !!!!
BURN THEIR EYES OUT !
CUT OUT THEIR TOUNGUES !
DESTROY THEIR EAR DRUMS !
MAY THEY NEVER HEAR ANOTHER WORD OF HIS MUSIC !
I KNOWN HE WILL BE GETTING SOME TIME FOR THIS ONE. IN THE TAPE HE *** ON THE GIRL THATS WAS TOO LOW OF HIM!!!!!!
R KELLY IS AS GUILTY AS POOP IN A MANURE FACTORY
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Obviously *TWENTY YEARS* lata, its not him...go after da real child molester, and all you Haters go to da crack house.
BlackBarbie you are so right! Girl, my boyfriend and him are good friends and when I go over his house I have to turn my head cuz his azz is fine! I don't give a *** what people say. I have always been a fan and will continue to be one. His music is the biz! Katdaddy you can go kick rocks. I am a supporter and will continue to be one!! Kelz is a cool guy and if he's into underage girls he will have to answer for that.
Well said butch31! These little hot *** girls need to sit down some *** where and focus on things other than men!
@missamerica1...........TMI boo, TMI! theres NO stature of limmitation when it comes to sexual assaults on little girls. i don't know or even care about your situations when u were younger, but i think everyone involved in it had and still has issues.its truly amazing what people be bringing on to MTO.lol, wow!
i LOVE R kELLY BUT IF HE DID THAT SHI$$...HE NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL!
Innocent until proven guilty.
SO WAT HE STILL SEXY!!!!!!!!!THEY NEED 2 LEAVE HIM ALONG....LOL
***. You are condeming R. Kelly for what he allegedly did. Someone needs to condemn your militant *** for wanting to tortue people. You sound like Angry Man off of the DMV episode of Martin!! now... "SET yo' *** down"
the next time you go to his house, take me please!!! tell him I'm the *** limo driver, janitor, hell I will be your slow aunt from out of state. Just take me for goodness sakes!!!!
*** BlackBarbie, are times that tough for you that you getting all moist and juicy over a nukka that was caught on tape pizzing on and screwing a 14 year old girl? I mean you all begging and pleading to do life with Mr. ***-Pissy and ish, nevermind the fact that dude is married and what not, but you do you. Sometimes ya just gotta wonder what the hell ever happened to standards.
***, you can't say Mr. Pi.ssy-Pi.ssy on this bootleg site?