Live Nation and House of Blues to host concert by accused rapist R. Kelly

By: S NV Coalition for the Well-Being of Women & Girls
LAS VEGAS - Dec. 9, 2014 - PRLog -- Las Vegas, Nevada-December 9, 2014-Accused rapist Robert Sylvester Kelly, known as R. Kelly, is being hosted by the House of Blues and their parent company Live Nation for a pre-new year’s eve concert on Tuesday December 30, 2014. In 2002 Kelly, who has been rumored to have a penchant for underage girls, was accused by over two dozen young women, many of them underage, of rape. Kelly is seen in a videotape having sex with one of the girls who, according to court documents, is believed to have been only 13 or 14 years of age at the time of the taping. Kelly was approximately 30 years old. In the tape, Kelly is seen ordering the underage girl to perform various sex acts on him and is also seen urinating in the girls mouth.

In light of the videotape and allegations by the young women, Kelly was charged with 21 counts of producing and distributing child pornography in Illinois. Kelly also was charged in the state of Florida with child pornography. Despite the evidence against him, Kelly was never charged with rape and has never been held accountable for his sexual predation of young girls.

Receiving no justice in the court system, many of the families of the young women filed civil suits against Kelly of which were settled. Unlike Bill Cosby who also has had allegations of rape levied against him in recent weeks and who has been sanctioned with his television shows being cancelled, Kelly continues to play to sold out concert audiences and was even nominated for an NAACP image award while awaiting trial on the child pornography charges. What image is the NAACP awarding?

The Southern Nevada Coalition for the Well-Being of Women and Girls has launched a campaign to encourage the House of Blues to cancel Kelly’s upcoming concert in an effort to hold him accountable for his sexual predation of young women and girls. “This is not just about Mr. Kelly. This is about protecting one of our most valuable and most vulnerable populations, our young girls. These young girls are the mothers of future generations and we must do everything we can now while they are children to ensure that they are mentally and emotionally healthy as adults” said Leisa Moseley, director of the coalition.

The Southern Nevada Coalition for the Well-Being of Women and Girls is an advocacy organization working to enact and strengthen local, state and federal policy that will promote the well-being of women and girls in Nevada and around the world.

Leisa Moseley
Source:S NV Coalition for the Well-Being of Women & Girls
Tags:R Kelly, Women And Girls, Predator, House Of Blues, Live Nation
Industry:Education, Music
Location:Las Vegas - Nevada - United States
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