Bill Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, told the New York Post that the comedian believes R. Kelly was “railroaded” in his sex trafficking trial in New York.
Kelly, 54, was found guilty on all nine counts of sex trafficking and racketeering by a jury on Monday after less than two days of deliberation. Kelly was accused of grooming and sexually abusing young girls and women. Nine women and two men testified against the artist in court, alleging that he sexually molested them.
However, Wyatt claims that Cosby, 84, believes that the disgraced R&B singer “was screwed” and that he “wasn’t going to catch a break” in his high-profile trial. Kelly’s position, according to Wyatt, is untenable.
Wyatt stated, “The deck was stacked against Robert.” “His constitutional rights had been blatantly violated.” I’m not aware of any other country where a documentary can result in criminal charges being brought against someone.”
He continued, “No one battled hard for him,” adding that Kelly’s defense team failed to “humanize” him.
Wyatt further said that the guilty musician “lacked the finances and means” and that “he should have asked for support from the court” so that he could acquire “better representation.”
“This is the guy who wrote ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ when there were rumors concerning young girls,” Wyatt explained. “Every wedding and every church plays this song.” He was collaborating with Lady Gaga on a song!”
Kelly faces a “mandated minimum” of ten years in prison and could face life in prison for offenses such as breaching the Mann Act, which forbids transporting anyone across state borders “for any immoral purpose.”
Kelly faces identical charges in three federal and state cases in Illinois and Minnesota, according to Face2Face Africa. Kelly was convicted guilty of the counts made against him in New York, but he faces similar charges in three federal and state cases in Illinois and Minnesota.