R. Kelly sex trafficking trial postponed to August 18, judge berates lawyers for “confusing”

R. Kelly’s trial for racketeering and sex crimes has been postponed to August 18 at the request of his defense team. The disgraced singer, 54, first appeared in person before District Judge Ann Donnelly who is presiding over her case in federal court in Brooklyn. The jury selection process will still take place on August …

R. Kelly Calls for New York Sex Trafficking Trial to Be Postponed Due to Covid Quarantine

R. Kelly has requested a further postponement of his sex trafficking trial in New York after being forced into quarantine for 14 days upon arrival at his new prison. Lawyers for the disgraced singer, 54, argued they had not had enough time to prepare for an Aug. 9 hearing due to mandatory jail quarantine following …

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers cite Cosby case in order to drop sex trafficking charges

Former Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell is expected to see several charges against her dropped because she finds herself in a “similar situation” to Bill Cosby, her lawyers said in a court file Friday night. They argue that Maxwell, 59, who allegedly recruited teenage girls from the mid-1990s to 2004 for Epstein to sexually abuse …

Ghislaine Maxwell Says Bill Cosby’s Freedom Warrants Dropping Sex Trafficking Charges

NEW YORK, July 2 (Reuters) – Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell have said the overturning of Bill Cosby’s 2018 sexual assault conviction justified dismissing sex trafficking and other charges arising from his relationship with the deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein. Cosby, 83, was released from prison on Wednesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a 2005 …