Kelly’s attorney Jennifer Bonjean urged the jury to put aside what they may have read or heard about him and to see the ‘humanity’ in the accused man.
Bonjean noted that Kelly’s ex-girlfriend Lisa Van Allen and Charles Freeman, his former merchandising agent both testified against the disgraced singer. And both admitted to blackmailing him for $1 million each to return his sex tapes.
Both received immunity to give their testimony.
Prosecutor Jeannice Appenteng asked jurors to remember the victims that R. Kelly has allegedly abused.
“When you are in the quiet of the jury room, consider the evidence in light of who is at the center of this case. Kelly’s victims: Jane, Nia, Pauline, Tracy, and Brittany,” Appenteng emphasized. And 4 of the 5 accusers testified.
Some of them recently appeared in the Lifetime documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly.”
In Monday’s closing arguments prosecutor, Elizabeth Pozolo told jurors that they had seen a mountain of evidence to prove Kelly’s guilt. And it was proven that the singer had used his fame to attract and sexually abuse minors. And the videos showed his misdeeds.