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R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years for Sexually Abusing Black Women and Girls

HeadlineJun 30, 2022

Back in the United States, the former R&B star R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his systematic sexual abuse of young adults and children. Survivor Jovante Cunningham spoke outside a New York City courthouse just after Thursday’s sentence was handed down.

Jovante Cunningham: “I started this journey 30 years ago. I was 14 years old when I encountered Robert Sylvester Kelly. There wasn’t a day in my life, up until this moment, that I actually believed that the judicial system would come through for Black and Brown girls. I stand here very proud of my judicial system, very proud of my fellow survivors and very pleased with the outcome. Thirty years did he do this, and 30 years is what he got.”

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