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And that is the latest date -- shortly before what will be the six-year anniversary of his indictment for making child pornography -- for the start of the trial of Chicago R&B superstar R. Kelly.

The state's case focuses on one videotape featuring the singer and an allegedly underage girl. But from its first stories on the subject in December 2000, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported that Kelly used his position of fame and influence as a pop superstar to meet numerous girls as young as 15 and have sex with them, according to court records and interviews. Kelly's attorneys maintain his innocence.

Now comes the claim that one of those girls was the daughter of legendary Chicago music retailer George Daniels and longtime Kelly spokeswoman Regina Daniels. Both of them severed ties with the singer several months ago, but they are only now saying why.

Kelly's current spokesman Allan Mayer issued this response:

It’s hard to take seriously the moral outrage expressed by George and Regina Daniels over R. Kelly’s relationship with Mr. Daniels’ adult daughter, Maxine. The fact is that they had no problem with the relationship – indeed, they encouraged it – while Ms. Daniels was on Mr. Kelly’s payroll. It was Regina Daniels, then working as a publicist for Mr. Kelly, who persuaded him to attend her step-daughter’s 21st birthday party. And it was Regina Daniels who shortly thereafter gave her step-daughter Mr. Kelly’s private phone number, with the admonition: “Don’t tell your father.” It was only after Ms. Daniels resigned her position to avoid being fired for incompetence that her step-daughter’s relationship suddenly became an issue for her and her husband.

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I KNOW YOU WON'T APPROVE THIS.....

BUT YOU ARE REALLY OBSESSED WITH R KELLY

IS THERE SOME TYPE OF SEXUAL ATTRACTION YOU HAVE FOR HIM?

I REALLY DON'T BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT TODAYS YOUNG FEMALES WHO ARE OUT SCREWING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT

I THINK YOU ARE REALLY PISSED OFF THAT R KELLY BEING A BLACK MAN HAS MORE MONEY THAN YOU A WHITE MAN WHO WRITES GOSSIP FOR A NEWS PAPER.

IF YOU ARE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT TODAYS YOUNG FEMALES WHO ARE SCREWING OLDER GUYS THEN GET OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY AND PROVE IT.

DON'T SIT AROUND ON THE INTERNET AND POST GOSSIP ABOUT R KELLY, JUST TO GET OFF ON IT.


SOMETHING ELSE I WAS WONDERING?

DO YOU STALK HIM ALL OVER CHICAGO, WATCHING IS EVERY MOVE?

YOU WON'T ADMIT TO IT. BUT I BET YOU DO.

Please...please...please get a life and leave this man alone. It is really quite SICK how you have passed judgment and sickened us all with your obsession.

Mr. DeRogatis, do you have a life instead of riding on somebody's a** about a trial? Do you have anything else to do besides sitting on you a** hating on people and being a broke-a** player? GET A LIFE, LEAVE R. KELLY ALONE, AND WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN PERSONAL ISSUES!!!! ALSO, KEP ALL OF THIS BS TO YOURSELF!!

You are ridiculous. It's OK to follow a trial and be interested in what's going on, but you've taken this way too far. Counting down the days like it's Christmas is completely unnecessary. Please concentrate on your own personal life and allow this man to have some peace.

Do you not have anything better to do, then to be harassing a grown ass man by creating a blog specifically designed for R. Kelly? You really need a life. If I didn't know any better I would think you were in love with him. You have an obsession, you are a sick piece of S.O.B and you need to seek help!!!! Leave Kellz alone and worry about what's going on in your own life.

Mr. DeRogatis, may I bring you another cake???!!!

Mr. DeRogatis, After reading chicagoreader.com michael miner article, I followed up w/ bill wyman "r. kelly sexfacts" and your post here. Fascinated, i wish to thank you for taking YOUR TIME and bringing me up to speed. As music reportage is your domain, and the implications for society growing to looking glass proportions, someone needed to go down the rabbit hole, which you are doing. I imagine if this case involved a person outside of your sphere of influence, you may not have involved yourself. If something or someone in my sphere creates similar ripples, will I take the time to let others know? keep it up

I wonder how all of you attacking Mr. DeRogatis will feel if R.Kelly is indeed found guilty of child pornography. Are you sending the same messages to the prosecuters who are trying to send Kelly to prison?

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