Jury hears “abusive” recordings during R.Kelly case

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Jury hears “abusive” recordings during R.Kelly case

New York Prosecutors in R Kelly’s sex trafficking case yesterday played recordings which they say back up allegations the R&B singer abused women and girls.

In court papers, prosecutors have described tapes of a Kelly using abusive language and threatening violence against victims during recorded rants in 2008.

According to Billboard.com, jurors listened to the recording in Brooklyn federal court using headphones.

There was no audio for the press and public who have already been restricted by the judge to an overflow courtroom as a coronavirus precaution.

The media was unable to therefore know exactly what the panel was seeing or hearing.

A video feed to the overflow courtroom however showed Kelly ignoring the evidence by refusing to put on his headphones.

Prosecutors are nearing the end of their case and Kelly is expected to begin his defence next week.