R. Kelly has his die-hard fanbase holding him down today as it has been revealed that he was sentenced to an additional 20 years in Illinois. While the court is allowing him to serve his two sentences simultaneously, only resulting in one additional year, many people still feel like the overall sentence is excessive for a man taking the fall alone for 20-year-old icnidents. In his corner is another man who understands the system too well, Bill Cosby.
Cosby is the age R. Kelly will be if he makes it out of jail alive. Cosby was 81-years-old when he was sentenced 10 years behind bars back in 2018. At this time, the comedian/actor became one of the first entertainers to be sentenced during the metoo era. Many did not believe Cosby would see the light of day ever again either, but the former television dad got off on a technicality in Philadelphia after they uncovered an agreement between Cosby and the Supreme Court from 2004. In it, they agreed to not charge Cosby if he was to ever give any incriminating information on himself. A promise that stood up in court despite there being nothing officially put in writing.
Despite Cosby being released, the actor continues to face various lawsuits. In December, the actor was sued by five women under a new act called, New York Adults Survivor Act. The actor was sued again last month by another woman who also took advantage of the new act. Cosby’s lawyer criticized New York for abolishing the statue of limitations and warned the state they are headed down a dangerous path with this new act.
It is uncertain if Kelly has anything like this in the pipeline that could get him out sooner. Back when Kelly was first sentenced, Bill Cosby and his spokesperson felt he got “railroaded” by attorney Gloria Allred. Cosby’s rep, Andrew Wyatt, spoke with TMZ and said, “the guy was railroaded. Gloria Allred did the same thing that she did with ‘Cosby.'” Wyatt and Cosby call it Gloria’s “playbook” and state that her calling card is having tons of women run to the press with confessions so that the public can turn against men like Cosby and Kelly.
When asked what Bill Cosby personally thinks about R. Kelly’s sentencing, his attorney says that it is all an “assault on successful black men who are doing great things.” Bill Cosby attorney then lays out the playbook R. Kelly will use to be released similar to Bill Cosby. “I see R. Kelly having a strong case on an appeal […] When he gets to the highest court in the land, I think we’ll see a conviction overturned,” Wyatt said that R. Kelly was denied bond upon his arrest, something that was granted to Harvey Weinstein.
“We see this black-and-white issue in America,” Wyatt lamented. “We’ve seen it, and we’ve seen the assault on successful black men who have wealth.” Wyatt believes Gloria only goes after black men. According to Wyatt, Gloria Allred is the woman responsible for a lot of black men in entertainment going down. Wyatt claims she also went against Shaquille O’Neal and Tiger Woods.
No word on R. Kelly’s legal team next move, but were certain they will continue searching for loopholes relating to the various cases.