Criminal Trial Against Singer R. Kelly Trial Gets Underway

Chicago’s in the spotlight as the criminal trial against R&B singer R. Kelly gets underway in New York.

Criminal Trial Against Singer R. Kelly Trial Gets Underway
In this courtroom artist's sketch made from a video screen monitor of a Brooklyn courtroom, defendant R. Kelly, top left, listens as Jerhonda Pace, far left, testifies against the R&B star during the singer's sex abuse trial, Wednesday Aug. 18, 2021, in New York. Associated Press
Criminal Trial Against Singer R. Kelly Trial Gets Underway
In this courtroom artist's sketch made from a video screen monitor of a Brooklyn courtroom, defendant R. Kelly, top left, listens as Jerhonda Pace, far left, testifies against the R&B star during the singer's sex abuse trial, Wednesday Aug. 18, 2021, in New York. Associated Press

Criminal Trial Against Singer R. Kelly Trial Gets Underway

Chicago’s in the spotlight as the criminal trial against R&B singer R. Kelly gets underway in New York.

The first of R. Kelly’s two criminal trials gets underway in New York. Charges against the R&B singer include sex trafficking, kidnappring and forced labor.

Reset talks to the journalist whose years of in-depth reporting exposed Kelly’s illicit behavior.

GUEST: Jim DeRogatis, co-host of Sound Opinions, associate professor at Columbia College Chicago and author of Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly