Jim DeRogatis of The New Yorker and Columbia College: ‘People who embraced [R. Kelly’s] music did so because of his crimes, not despite them, and that is a frightening thought’

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FILE – This photo from Friday May 9, 2008, shows R. Kelly arriving for the first day of jury selection in his child pornography trial at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, prosecutors in Kelly’s sex trafficking trial at Brooklyn Federal Court in New York, played video and audio recordings for the jury they say back up allegations he abused women and girls. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Co-host of Sound Opinions, frequent contributor for The New Yorker, and Columbia College College Associate Professor, Jim DeRogatis joins John Williams to talk about the R.Kelly case and how many people kept turning a blind eye to this case for years. Listen in while Jim breaks down the timeline of R. Kelly previous actions that didn’t cause him to get convicted, R. Kelly case, the verdict, and what comes next.

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