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Opening Statements Begin In R. Kelly Racketeering & Sex Trafficking Trial

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Now that a jury has been selected, opening statements will begin today (August 18) in the R. Kelly trial. 

The disgraced R&B singer will report to a Brooklyn courtroom to face charges of racketeering and sex trafficking involving women and underage girls. 

R. Kelly, 54, has denied any wrongdoing. 

Watch the “CBS This Morning” report below. 


Court TV was planning to bring live coverage of the case, however the judge ruled no outside media would be allowed in the courtroom due to COVID-19 protocols.

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