R. Kelly Gets Charges Dropped in Chicago

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R. Kelly is being exonerated on some of his sex abuse charges. On Tuesday a judge formally dismissed the charges against the “Step in the Name of Love” hitmaker at the request of a Chicago prosecutor. Further, he stated on Monday that “justice has been served.” Undoubtedly, the statement was made since Kelly’s convictions in federal court cases in 2021 and 2022 have all but ensured he’ll be behind bars for decades to come.

Disgraced R&B singer R Kelly during a previous court appearance.LAPRESSE

“Due to the extensive sentences that these convictions hold, our office has decided not to continue to expend our limited resources and court time with the indictments that we previously charged Mr. Kelly,” Foxx said. “Mr. Kelly is looking at significant jail time. We believe that justice and accountability has been served.”

R.Kelly Was Accused of Sexual Abuse of Four Individuals

Moreover, the dismissal came the day after Attorney Kim Foxx announced that her office would drop pursuit of indictments accusing the singer of sexual abuse of four people, three of whom were minors.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announces that county indictments against R. Kelly will be dropped Jan. 30, 2023. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

Regardless, R. Kelly, named Robert Sylvester Kelly; was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison in a New York court in June 2022. Additionally, he was convicted of three counts of child pornography and three counts of child enticement in Illinois federal court in September 2022. On top of that, R. Kelly faces a minimum of 10 to 90 years in prison in the Illinois federal case.

Former Memphis Officers Who Killed Tyre Nichols Are Charged With 2nd Degree Murder

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Five Memphis police officers fired last week in connection with the beating death of a 29-year-old Black man were jailed on Thursday and each charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping, according to Shelby County Jail booking information.

Meanwhile, the detention center’s website said Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills, Jr., Emmitt Martin III, Justin Smith and Tadarrius Bean were booked into custody as of midday. Each is being investigated in connection with the Jan. 10 death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being severely beaten following a traffic stop on Jan. 7.

The former officers each are charged with second degree murder, “aggravated assault — acting in concert,” two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of official misconduct and one count of official oppression, the website says.

The officers beat motorist Tyre Nichols for three minutes, treating him like “a human piñata” in a “savage” encounter reminiscent of the infamous 1991 police beating of Los Angeles motorist Rodney King, attorneys for the family said Monday.

Tyre Nichols Died Similarly To George Floyd

On top of that, the family of Tyre Nichols discovered that as he was being beaten, he cried out for his mother in a similar fashion to George Floyd.

Moreover, the Memphis police department announced the firing of the five officers on Jan. 20, saying they had used excessive force and failed to intervene and render aid, violating department policy.

MEMPHIS, TN – JANUARY 23: RowVaugn Wells, second from left, becomes emotional during a press conference at Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church after she viewed footage of the violent police interaction that led to the death of her son Tyre Nichols Memphis, TN on January 23, 2023. She is flanked by attorney Antonio Romanucci, from left, husband Rodney Wells, and attorney Ben Crump. (Photo by Brandon Dill for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Nichols’s mother described him as a “gentle soul” in an interview with The Post on Monday.

“Tyre was a beautiful person,” said RowVaughn Wells, his mother. “He loved to skateboard and take pictures. He liked to go see the sunset. And most of all, he loved his mother and he loved his son.



“Those five men — their families are heartbroken as well. They hurt a lot of people when they did this. I don’t understand why they had to do this to my son.”

Tory Lanez Found Guilty For The Shooting of Meg Thee Stallion

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Getty images Tory Lanez/Meg Thee Stallion

Finally after the back and forth, the accusations insenuating that Meg Thee Stallion was cappin, a verdict has been decreed as of December 23, 2022. And Tory Lanez whose real name is Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson was found guilty of the July 2020 shooting of his ex girlfriend, rapper Meg Thee Stallion.

One person who made it clear that they felt the verdict was unfair was Daystar’s father.

Tory Lanez Father Blamed Jay-Z

Uncertain as to why the rapper’s father whose name is Sonstar Peterson; is so deep in the throws of the legalities of the outcome and why he felt the need to be beligerant post court hearing. But he said in his rant he had some names he wanted to call out. One of those names was Jay-Z and his enterprise Roc Nation.

However Daystar’s father isn’t the only one spitting fumes in regard to the debacle. But other celebrities have alluded to their own thoughts and beliefs on the matter as well. Drake even mentioned it in his song he recently released, which garnered lots of controversy. On his new album entitled, “Her Loss.” The name of the song is entitled “Circo Loco”, where he states in the track’s opening verse :

I been fuckin’ on a French bitch, c’est la vie,” he raps. “I just put ‘em on a jet, now they all Italian/Way I’m dressin’ ‘til I been to a thousand islands/This bitch lie ‘bout gettin’ shots, but she still a stallion/She don’t even get the joke, but she still smilin’.”

Obviously that took a lotta nerve since he wasn’t there that night the shooting took place to call her a liar. Regardless, the case has been closed. And while those that think like Drake are still talking, Meg is moving upwards and onwards.

There is a Recording Going Viral with Meg’s Best Friend and Tory Lanez

The recording is a conversation between Meg Thee Stallion’s [ex] best friend whom she was with the night of the shooting.

Since the shooting the two have severed their friendship due to the rumors that it was the best friend who shot Meg. Even a celeb lawyer went to social media and pushed the same narrative. But the truth was revealed in the recording that’s now been discovered and gone viral.

Todd and Julie Chrisley Sentenced to Prison

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Reality television couple Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced Monday to years in prison. The sentence is handed to the couple five months after they were found guilty of federal fraud charges and hiding their wealth within their reality tv show from tax authorities. 

Todd Chrisley was sentenced to 12 years, and Julie Chrisley was sentenced to seven, along with three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

The couple, known for their USA Network series “Chrisley Knows Best,” were found guilty in June of fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to defraud the United States by a federal jury in Atlanta. Further, they were accused of conspiring to defraud Atlanta-area banks out of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans. Apparently, the alleged scheme went on for years

To add, their accountant was also found guilty of tax fraud. Apparently he allegedly filed false corporate tax returns on their behalf. And Julie Chrisley was further found guilty of wire fraud and obstruction of justice.

Meanwhile, Todd Chrisley’s lawyers said in a filing that the government never produced any evidence that he meant to defraud the banks, and that the loss amount calculated was incorrect. They also noted that the offenses were committed a long time ago and said he has no serious criminal history and has medical conditions that “would make imprisonment disproportionately harsh.”

On the contrary, according to the DOJ, evidence in the case revealed that the Chrisley’s were able to obtain loans because they submitted false bank statements. Allegedly, the money was used for luxury car purchases and trips.

The Chrisleys gained fame with their show “Chrisley Knows Best,” which follows their tight-knit, boisterous family. Federal prosecutors said the couple engaged in an extensive bank fraud scheme and then hid their wealth from tax authorities while flaunting their lavish lifestyle.