On Saturday, Just had a court date where they’re still deliberating in the DVRROUBLE trial. #rtdownload pic.twitter.com/6cVNhBdEF0 — Tazim Salahuddin (@thasokila) March 24, 2020
@nbcchicago @CNN @jamiealotterman @RedEye @Daily_Editor A room full of dads, lawyers, and community members pic.twitter.com/afzNw3Qg6Q — griff (@ro_lacey) March 23, 2020
Former Chicago teacher Craig Gardner was trying to stop Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly and his brother from stealing Gardner’s laptop computer and camera, something he believed occurred during a time they were married. The accusations surfaced during a 2008 trial and were in addition to the charges of making child pornography Kelly was facing. Prosecutors presented evidence that the 24-year-old would set up a camera in his home and secretly videotape R. Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.The charges were later dropped but these testimonies led to an investigation last year into the now 50-year-old. After a round of questioning, Gardner, who was married to Kelly’s half-sister at the time, moved on to a lawsuit in court on Thursday.Police quickly located the parents of the girl and they went to meet with R. Kelly and agreed to make a sex tape tape that would bolster the prosecution’s case. He repeatedly refused to hand over the tape and eventually fled to Georgia. That’s when Gardner filed for divorce. Now, Gardner is suing R. Kelly for loss of earnings due to the controversy and invasion of privacy.On the eve of the verdict, though, a familiar face is the other defendant in the case, Robert Kelly. Traditionally, R. Kelly is a co-defendant in his own case but it now looks like Gardner may be the one to deliver the ruling.Now, the focus has been on whether Gardner owes the money that Robert denies. In his deposition, Kelly talks about the Tiffany acquittal. He also claims that he met Gardner through “so-called friends.” However, if Robert Kelly is the one who’s looking to recoup the loss of earnings from the sex tape scandal, he’s got some serious explaining to do.So did R. Kelly have himself a good one, a double whammy for his porno, wives.