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I worked up the courage to come forward and tell my story. Surviving R Kelly I: The Pied Piper of R&B, victim, CI 2019
It’s very painful to talk about it again. ibid.
As a kid I had lots of secrets. Some were terrible, some were beautiful, some were both … One secret was about what was happening to me at home. ibid. R Kelly
Aaliya, singer, met R Kelly at age 12 … within two months the marriage was annulled. R Kelly paid Aaliyah one hundred dollars [sic] for her agreement not to pursue legal action. ibid.
He would break you down … I was mentally drained. Surviving R Kelly s1e2: Hiding in Plain Sight, victim
This is really about an adult man who is using the power of his fame and wealth and whatever to systematically degrade little black girls. ibid. Tarana Burke
Sex with him felt not natural. ibid. victim
I honestly believe that he has a god complex. ibid.
R Kelly is one of those people hiding in plain sight. ibid. Wendy Williams
We were young, we were naive, we were easily influenced. Surviving R Kelly s1e3: Sex Tape Scandal, victim
He never hid the camera … He liked to have control. ibid.
R Kelly was using non-disclosure agreements. ibid. Tarana Burke
R Kelly denied it was him on the tape. The girl and her family did not cooperate, and denied it was her on the tape. ibid. caption
Chicago Police Investigate R Kelly Sex Tape. ibid. headline
Andrea Kelly is pregnant with their third child. ibid.
This is the one [tape] that makes it almost impossible for people to pretend they did not know this person had a thing for little girls. Surviving R Kelly s1e4: The People vs R Kelly, cultural critic
He ultimately had to face the charges in a Chicago courtroom. ibid. observer
During his initial arrest at his Florida home in 2002, police found photographs of R Kelly allegedly having sex with an underage girl. ibid. caption
6 years, 14 charges, 1 videotape, 12 jurors, 7 hours, 1 verdict: Not Guilty. ibid. Chicago Sun-Times front page
In 2008, R Kelly was acquitted of 14 charges of child pornography. His stardom continued to rise. Surviving R Kelly s1e5: All the Missing Girls, caption, CI 2019
Jerhonda and Dominique began seeing R Kelly in the summer of 2009. ibid.
Tim and Jonjelyn Savage haven’t seen their daughter in almost two years. ibid.
This man is a monster. Surviving R Kelly s1e6: Black Girls Matter, critic
R Kelly is denying claims he is keeping a household of young women in a cult-like atmosphere. ibid. CBS Across America television news
Azriel Clary calls the police who are unable to verify that Azriel is being held against her will. ibid. caption
We’ve held seven protests in cities across the country. ibid. protester
I was a victim of racial abuse at the age of 12 when I was attacked on the way home from the swimming pool by a Pakistani gang. I was called a white pig. Tommy Robinson, address Oxford Union 2014, Youtube 1.08.16
How common is this in the United States? How frequently are we marrying off little girls to men? I Was a Child Bride, Elizabeth Vargas reporting, CI 2019
Between 2000-2010 an estimated 248,000 child marriages in the United States. ibid. caption
‘I was forced to marry my rapist at 11.’ ibid. victim
He was able to use his power to exploit women’s dreams, and that’s a powerful thing. Untouchable: The Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein, critic, BBC 2019
He’s just such a caricature of a Hollywood mogul that hasn’t been around for decades. ibid. critic #2
I quit and your brother is a fucking pig. ibid. victim at Miramax to Harvey’s brother
I’m glad I’m the fucking sheriff of this shit ass fucking town. ibid. Harvey
In 2017 an 18 year old went public with allegations that shook the country. Anna Chambers polarised opinion and seemed to draw attention to an under reported problem: police sex crime. For two years she turned down many interview offers. Abused by the Police? ***** BBC 2019
She was brought up in this working-class neighbourhood near Coney Island. The park where the alleged attack happened is just around the corner. ibid.
‘He pulled my head to his dick and just making me blow him … and just shoved it inside of me. I was just screaming … The black guy … was just looking in the mirror … like it was nothing … They just left me there.’ ibid. victim
Back home her dad sent her to hospital to do a rape test. A nurse alerted the police. ibid.
DNA was found on Anna’s body. A DNA test confirmed a positive match with the semen of NYD detectives Richard Hall and Eddie Martins. ibid.
After two weeks no arrests have been made. ibid.
‘The case of a women who says she was raped in the back of a police van is drawing attention to an apparent loop-hole in some state laws that may allow police to escape sexual assault charges by claiming sex acts were consensual.’ ibid. television news
One case in particular catches my attention: I found another case with a woman in Chicago. She says she was raped by two police officers after a night out drinking. It seems to have striking similarities to Anna Chambers. Two on duty police officers and a DNA match. ibid.
The investigation went on for three years … Eventually, the officers were offered a plea deal: they accepted one count of official misconduct in exchange for two years probation and dropping the sexual assault charges. ibid.
In 2016 more than a dozen Oakland police officers for sexual misconduct involving an under-age girl. ibid.
‘You run the risk of being exiled. They vandalised your car, your home. You may receive physical threats … We had cops who had 20 or 30 complaints against them for brutality, for stealing, for planing evidence, and nothing ever happens to them. And they’re not afraid; they’re not afraid of Internal Affairs … I can recall complaints where sex workers were coerced into performing sex acts on an officer to avoid going to jail. There were some sex workers who complained that officers harassed them. There were cases where sex workers were sexually assaulted, raped, robbed, and officers and detectives wouldn’t take their complaint seriously. Or would threaten them with jail.’ ibid. Internal affairs insider
Muslim clerics acting like pimps. Undercover in Baghdad we expose a secret world of sexual exploitation. Widows of war forced to become halal prostitutes. Men of God giving religious guidance on how to abuse children. In this hidden sex trade, even children are for sale. Undercover with the Clerics: Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade, BBC 2019
We found pleasure marriage widely available. ibid.
‘We’re at Gloucester Police Station 14th December 1992: this is an interview under caution of with Bishop Peter Ball …’ Exposed: The Church’s Darkest Secret, rozzer’s tape, BBC 2020
This is the story of the individuals who exposed a dark secret in the Church of England. For decades they fought the British establishment to reveal an extraordinary truth. The Church of England is run on a centuries old system of power and patronage. At the top are the Bishops who have great autonomy. In 1977 monk Peter Ball is appointed a Bishop in East Sussex. He establishes a residential project for young people looking for spiritual guidance. At its peak there were 24 young people staying with Peter Ball at his official Church residence. ibid. captions