R. Kelly sex tape to be made public

    R. KellyJust weeks before R. Kelly’s child pornography trial is set to begin on September 17, Judge Vincent Gaughan has ruled that the jury and the media will be allowed to view the entire 26-minute video that allegedly shows Kelly, um, relieving himself on an under-aged girl. The judge dismissed the prosecution’s complaints that the decision could re-traumatize the young woman due to the fact that she has repeatedly denied that it is actually her in the video. The girl, who R. Kelly refers to as his “goddaughter” in the liner notes to his TP2.com album, is set to testify in Kelly’s defense.
    [more:]Prosecutors also say they hope to bring in an expert witness who has examined the vein patterns of the man in the videotapes hand, which they say is consistent with Kelly’s. The defense calls the tactic bad science and not as conclusive as fingerprints. R. Kelly is currently charged 14 counts of child pornography (out of an original 21) and is facing up to 15 years in prison if convicted. As bizarre as the Phil Spector trial has been, this one’s sure got the potential to be the celebrity trial to end all celebrity trials.
    R. Kelly Sex Tape To Be Made Public, Singer’s Hands May Hold Key To Case