Jurors: If the victim doesn't sit, we must aquit

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TMZ reports that nearly half of the R. Kelly trial jurors report the ultimate deciding factor in their not-guilty verdict was the absence of the alleged victim from the trial. Even though they "absolutely believed" it was him on the tape.

"Five of the twelve jurors met with reporters immediately after handing down the acquittal," TMZ reports. "They said they just couldn't reach a verdict even though they voted on the hour, every hour because the alleged victim hadn't testified and refused to cooperate. As recently as this morning, we're told, the vote was split nine to three for a not guilty verdict."

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That's right!! There were too many holes in the case. The defense did a great job of raising that reasonable doubt because there sure was a lot of it!!

OH my god! R Kelly is a MONSTER...Yes, the jury found him NOT guility but please, this does not mean he is NOT GUILTY...OMG he is A MONSTER and he will strike again! Please what were these people thinking? R kelly will strike again so parents BEWARE! Yes, I said it!

I Think thr jury sould've sent that bastard up the river for 20 years in prison cuz if he didn't have so much money he'd be gettin his face kicked in at cook cty jail by all of the big brothers of all the little sisters he has had underage sex with in the last 20 years put the ''N ''in general population for the rest of his life, that'll last a bit longer than Jeffrey Dahmer RIGHT?

PRAISE JESUS !

THANK YOU JURORS FOR ALLOWING JUSTICE TO BE SERVED
R. KELLY IS THE GREATEST SONG WRITTER OF THIS AGE
AND I'M TRULLY GRATEFUL TO KNOW THAT KELLS CAREER GO CONTINUE TO SHINE BRIGHT AS HE KEEP THE HITS COMING.

PEOPLE NEED TO SHUT THE HELL UP HATING ON MY MUSICAL MENTOR
EVERYBODY ELSE IS CREEPING AND KNOCKING BOOTS
CHEATING ON THEIR WIVES, HUSBAND, GIRL FRIEND & BOY FRIEND
IF COUPLES AROUND THE WORLD WERE TO TAKE A LIE DETECOR TEST
THERE WOULD BE A WHOLE LOT OF BREAK - UP'S

DON'T SPEAK FOUL ABOUT KELLY
IF YOU AIN'T LIVING HOLY
AND PLEASING JESUS

GOD BLESS YOU KELLS

GOD HAS GIVEN YOU ANOTHER CHANCE

SO I KNOW YOU WILL DO RIGHT BY GOD'S WILL


Let it go, he's been found not guilty in a court of law!!

You people should get a life...this man isn't giulty of anything! So for all of those who say he did it can lick booty and take names!

monkey

I Love You Kells !!! Hugs and Kisses from Oakland, California. I can't wait for next CD and the tour. I'm so happy for you. Prayer is powerful. I hope you have a wonderful Father's Day with your 3 beautiful children.

thank you god he free at last , if that was your child he had sex with her you would kick some ass and then go to the police,to many people want his money from jay-z to neo-yu so how many more album will he sell about 3 million robert if you need help go to see a doctor rightaway. you got plenty of money black men do not want to see a doctor. they might help you in some way, love your music let this be a lesson learn keep your momma in you thought and pray often to god ,she is still watching over you. dont get hook on minor let it be someone your age at least.

To Concerned and Peter a/k/a Broke-a** haters!!!

YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE AND LEAVE THAT MAN ALONE! YOU DON'T KNOW A DAMN THING ON WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON 'CAUSE YOU WERE NOT THERE! THERE WAS NO PROOF WHATSOEVER ON THIS CASE. THE MAN WAS SET UP BY SPARKLE, LISA VAN ALLEN, AND THAT THUG-A** FIANCE OF HERS!!! IT WAS ALL ABOUT MONEY! YES, I AM A FAN OF R. KELLY, AND I'M GLAD THAT THIS CASE IS OVER. NOT GUILTY, BABY! MY BOY IS FREE!

RKelly is a very sick man and need help NOT congratulations!!!

What n the hell is wrong w/u people praising GOD about a pedophile being cleared of a crime that he commited? it doesnt matter how many top hits he's made 2 me! the minute that i look @ my 12 yr old daughter and imagine him gettin off on her i snap!!! i cant believe what im hearing. although i am a fan of his and thinks that he is an extraordinary artist, wrong is wrong is wrong! everyone thats supporting this garbage needs to think about if it were their child. someone went as far to say that the girl was a "hoodrat and probably donig it 4 free so why not get paid" R u serious? Shame on You! 1st of all if she was "doing it" already then thats a sign of neglect from her parents. it doesnt take a rocket scientist to see that she and her family was paid off not to testify. its become a sad day when we as adults blame a child for engaging in a adult situationw/an adult & then criticized the child 4 it. what most parents & adults need to do is be more involved w/their children and stop blaming everyone else when something goes wrong. it all starts @ home. maybe her parents should have been investigated and perhaps charged w/neglect for not supervising their 13-14yr old daughter w/a man who obviously has a predator's taste 4 young girls. just like people blamed the mother of the Micheal Jackson trial 4 leaving her son w/micheal, they should blame this childs parents 4 the same. its not about being perfect or casting the first stone. its about, when r we going to get it that we as black, white, & red people are never going to be comfortable w/the idea of getting the problem of pedophiles under control, that is until that victim becomes Your Child!

he guilty as hell but of what video taping it,the girl on the tape had been sexually active clearly before the tape. she was very experianced ,and took money for it i know you say she was'nt old enough to concent,but ask yourself this why is it if the same underage girl who in the eyes of the law cant concent kills somebody shes charged as an adult.

TO ALL THE DUMB PARENTS WHO ALLOW THEIR DUMB DAUGHTER TO GO TO 26TH CALIFORNIA TO SUPPORT A NASTYFREEK U SHOULD BE SHAME OF YOURDELF AND UR DAUGHTER WANT TO NEXT..

Yes, eventually this case has to be let go, but until then, everybody with a mole knows that moles can pop up at anytime. Even if the alleged victim did not testify it was someone's child. The prosecution was apparently not strong enough, but jurors only seem to find reasonable doubt in the case of celebrities. He should have been convicted at least of child porn, but money talks.

All you Kelly supporters should have you child molested and see what you think. His career has nothing to do with his personal life. The jurors should be ashamed of themselves. This just goes to show how bad our justice systems is. I saw the video a few weeks before it leaked mainstream from an employee of Kelly's record label. The record execs knew it was him and were trying to find out what to do. This was just one of Kelly's hundreds of videos that leaked out. The jurors and his lawyers should be ashamed for letting this sick man off. I just hope it's their daughters next time

Sorry Kels has a real problem. I will pray for him. The acquittal only proves that money makes the world go around. If he had been a common man in Chicago, he'd be under the jail about now.

I do believe he is guilty.

To Jane Doe: If you were privy to the tape and saw it before it was leaked and are so outraged, why didn't you come forward to the police and the D.A.?

I just want you to know that i love what you do and guilty or not you should thank god for giving you another change i hope you thank him and may god be with you in what every coming up next with you

If we are going to complain about R.Kelly's acquittal the we must review all the cases of the thousands of individual past and present accused and convicted of crimes who did not have the financial resources to mount a credible defence.The outcome of Kelly's case is evidence of injustice on a greater scale if only in Cook County.Get arrested in CC broke on any type felony case.If you don't have bond money,Guilty or innocent if you can't fight the case you're going to have to plead guilty for a lesser penalty in stead of being convicted and being given a maximum sentence.Saying the system is fzzzed up in these times is such a sacralege.The system of things is saying that it it is ok to have R.Kelly as a person of influence in the Black Community,and that our young Black women are of little worth.

can u people really look @ urselves n the mirror and say that it wouldnt bother u if r kelly had put some Shug Avery pee on ur daughter? then let me ask this question to the parents out there that seems to support r kelly's verdict, How much can r kelly pay u to relieve himself on ur sexually active underage daughter? What? thats right 'cause if it were ur child, u would try 2 move heaven and earth 2 get that sick bastard prosecuted even if ur daughter wasnt going 2 testify. y r people saying she was already sex active? ok and!!!! if it were one of mine i would certainly braid his damn hair alright & he damn sho' wouldnt like it!!!

First of all let us get something totally cristal clear i truely believe that r kelly is totally innocent of child porn i don't believe he video taped his excapades for distribution but for private use but what he is guilty of is child molestation and he should be charged with that and sent to prison and when he gets out be made to register as a sex offender for the next 10 years and to all those people that have this man " larger than life because of his fame and money need to step back and take a look at reality and see yes he is a star and yes he is rich but NO that dose not make him above the law and it also dose not allow him free reign to mess up LITTLE girls lives!!!

The defense had the ultimate chip...the fact that 70% of the people in this country are DUMB....

To take away a persons freedom you need:

1. reliable evidence (NOT a grainy tape that has been in the hands of police)

2. two eye witnesses (Not one gold-digger)

And I thank God that the Law stood up. Even though I believe he did it. See the GIRL he did it with did not have a complaint. Thats the LAW, and should always be the Law. America is still the country where you have to be CAUGHT doing something, and I thank God for that. But this is crap compared to the stuff that goes on every day. Folks act like they care, but they don't.

R. Kelly is in fact a musical genius, however, He DOES have a sickness in which he needs to seek help!!

to annonymous who made the ridicious statement that the LITTLE GIRL he did it with had no complaint. lets start there, clearly this person is either insane or stupid or a little bit of both we are talking about a child being missused by someone that she is suppost to trust her god father we are talking about a impressional teenage that is being basically raped by someone im sure she has been taught to respect and to be obedient to so before you make ignorate statements like a child had no complaints about being abused please for the rest of the rational world keep them to yourself!!!!!

You all are a bunch of snippy,hypocrite fools!! And how DARE you jump on the racist hypcorite full of it media high-tech lynching bandwagon when there are COUNTLESS white people such as celebrities,teachers,athletes,and even the Catholic church that are guilty of raping and molesting little girls. Are you all going to go after alcoholic loser Andy Dick who was arrested for fondling and exposing a 17 year-old girl even though he's 42?!! Didn't think so just like NOBODY is criticizing woody alln,roman polanski,scott bairstow,don henley,gary glitter,ted nugent,jerry seinfeld,sergei federov,roger clemens,jerry lee lewis,charlie chaplin or elvis 'pervert' presley. You all talk a GOOD GAME about racism but when it's open seaon on black males celebrities and the media selectively and racistly attacks ONLY them you all jump on the bandwagon so who are you kidding and where do ANY of you get off?!!

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