R. Kelly's Lawyer From 2008 Child Pornography Trial Reveals He Was "Guilty As Hell"

8 March 2019, 11:39 | Updated: 8 March 2019, 12:31

R. Kelly's Lawyer From 2008 Child Pornography Trial Reveals He Was "Guilty As Hell"
R. Kelly's Lawyer From 2008 Child Pornography Trial Reveals He Was "Guilty As Hell". Picture: Getty

R Kelly's lawyer from his child pornography case in 2008 has spoken out...

This week has been a busy one for R. Kelly, from turning himself into jail for his child support case, to having an outburst during CBS This Morning Gayle King, it has been a "week of hell" for R.Kelly. Well it gets even deeper as R. Kelly's lawyer from his 2008 criminal case where the singer was facing charges of child pornography, has spoken out. R Kelly's lead attorney from the 2008 criminal case name Ed Genson.

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Sadly, Genson got unfortunate news a year and a half ago, where he was diagnosed with terminal bile cancer and given only 90 days to live. After coming to terms with his predicament, the former practicing lawyer aimed to get anything that was causing him pain off his chest.

Ed Genson Appears In Court For R Kelly's 2008 Child Pornography Case
Ed Genson Appears In Court For R Kelly's 2008 Child Pornography Case. Picture: Getty

Ed Genson attended an interview with the Chicago-Sun Times where he reveals his current stance on R Kelly and his sexual abuse case.

The former lawyer recalls his history within the criminal justice system and suggests the R. Kelly aggravated sexual abuse case needs to be dealt with "fast".

Edson reveals:

“I’ve been a lawyer 54 years,” “Ninety-nine percent criminal cases. I’ve represented entertainers, represented people connected to organized crime, represented professional criminals. I’ve represented guilty people, I represent innocent people. I can say whatever I want, but we’ve got to do it fast. It would be nice to get it down so somebody knows besides me.”

R. Kelly Arrives To Cook County Court For Child Pornography Trial In 2008
R. Kelly Arrives To Cook County Court For Child Pornography Trial In 2008. Picture: Getty

Genson recollects his experience while working on R. Kelly's child pornography case back in 2008 and reveals some facts.

Genson states:

"When I represented Kelly in Florida, they set the bond at a $1 million,” he said. "We paid the bondsman $100,000. He was out on bond on the Florida case for three days and they made $100,000. Because he had to fly back to Chicago because they were going to arrest him here.”

Genson added “He was guilty as hell!”.

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Genson states “I don’t think he’s done anything inappropriate for years. I’ll tell you a secret: I had him go to a doctor to get shots, libido-killing shots. That’s why he didn’t get arrested for anything else.”

The 77 year-old former lawyer of R Kelly also believes that Kelly only did a television interview to tamper with a future potential jury.

Genson says “He is. I’m trying to figure out why he did it. I don’t know whether his lawyer is an idiot. He might be.”

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In 2008 he was acquitted of child pornography charges; that case was dragged out over six years by a defense team headed by Ed Genson, a well-known, even notorious Chicago criminal defense attorney. . Genson is still around at 77, though ill, his usual candor honed by the approach of death. . He was guilty as hell!” Genson said. “I don’t think he’s done anything inappropriate for years. I’ll tell you a secret: I had him go to a doctor to get shots, libido-killing shots. That’s why he didn’t get arrested for anything else. . 🤬😡😠🤬😠😡🤬😠😡 . For full interview: https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/r-kelly-ed-genson-child-porn-guilty-as-hell/amp/?__twitter_impression=true . #MuteRKelly #Rkelly #SurvivingRKelly #EdGenson #RKellyTrial #Chicago #BlackGirlsMatter

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Genson reflects on what part he had to play in the 2008 chip pornograpghy case of R Kelly. The former lawyer says “I didn’t facilitate him. He had already done what he’d done,”. He continues “I did facilitate him in the sense I kept him out of trouble for 10 years. I was vetting his records. I listened to them, which ones would make a judge mad.” 

Kelly's former lawyer also mentioned that he made Kelly rewrite lyrics to his songs because he knew that a court would judge him for them.

“I was riding in the car, listening to a song and said, ‘Are you crazy? This is all I need.’ He re-wrote it...Ignition,” Genson said. “It’s a song related to a guy driving around in a car with his girlfriend. It was originally a high school instructor in a class teaching people how to drive a car. I changed the words.”

R. Kelly remains in jail until someone posts bail on his behalf.

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