Bill Cosby thinks R.Kelly was ‘railroaded’ at sex-trafficking trial

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Bill Cosby felt R. Kelly was treated unfairly at his racketeering and sex trafficking trial.

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The admitted sex offender had only supportive thoughts for Kelly.

Cosby — who was convicted in April 2018 on sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, but freed this past June on a technicality — did not agree with the outcome of Kelly’s trial.

“The guy was railroaded.”

Those were Cosby’s thoughts, repeated by his rep, Andrew Wyatt, to TMZ.

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Wyatt also told the New York Post that Cosby believes Robert Sylvester Kelly “was screwed” and “he wasn’t going to catch a break,” pointing the finger at Kelly’s defence team.

“The deck was stacked against Robert,” Wyatt told the Post. “His constitutional rights were grossly abused. I don’t know anywhere but in this country in the United States that a documentary can bring criminal charges against someone.”

R. Kelly sits with his lawyers Calvin Scholar and Thomas Farinella as the jury deliberate in Kelly’s sex abuse trial at Brooklyn’s Federal District Court in a courtroom sketch in New York, U.S., September 27, 2021.
R. Kelly sits with his lawyers Calvin Scholar and Thomas Farinella as the jury deliberate in Kelly’s sex abuse trial at Brooklyn’s Federal District Court in a courtroom sketch in New York, U.S., September 27, 2021. Photo by JANE ROSENBERG /REUTERS

Wyatt explained that because of Kelly’s lack of “resources and means,” he could have gotten better lawyers than the hacks who didn’t “humanize him.”

He added: “No one fought hard for him.”

A jury found the I Believe I Can Fly singer guilty of all nine counts earlier this week.

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Among the acts for which Kelly was found guilty included illegal sex with minors, sexual exploitation of minors, bribery, coercion, and forced labour.

Kelly could face a minimum of 10 years — and up to life — behind bars. His sentencing is in May.

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