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Soulless : the case against R. Kelly / Jim DeRogatis.

DeRogatis, Jim, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Breckenridge Public Library 364.153 DER (Text) 33500013097126 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library 364.153 DER (Text) 33500013097134 New Checked out 08/26/2019

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  • ISBN: 9781419740077
  • ISBN: 1419740075
  • Physical Description: 306 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Robert's problem is young girls -- He gonna grow up being a shooter -- I promise you -- There are lots of people who know about this -- School ain't gonna make you a millionaire -- Numerous -- Trophies -- Go to your mailbox -- Victory by delay -- Recent unpleasantness -- The State of Illinois vs. Robert Sylvester Kelly -- The defense and the verdict -- "How old are we talking?" -- "It's just music" -- The cult -- Reckoning -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.: In November 2000 DeRogatis, a Chicago journalist and music critic, received an anonymous fax that alleged R. Kelly had a problem with 'young girls.' DeRogatis thought breaking the story would have an impact. Instead, Kelly's career flourished. After eighteen years of tenacious journalism, he tells the story of Kelly’s career, his own investigations, and brings the story up to the moment when things finally seem to have changed. The result is a darkly riveting account of the life and actions of R. Kelly, and their horrible impact on dozens of girls. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    *Starred Review* For DeRogatis, then a music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, it all started in November 2000 when he received an anonymous one-page, single-spaced letter that flatly stated, "Robert's problem . . . is young girls," referring to music superstar R. Kelly. Initially, he didn't put too much credence in it (rumors had been surfacing for years). But then, along with Sun-Times legal affairs reporter Abdon Pallasch, he began to dig. The two journalists scoured police and court records, working 16-hour days and weekends while still covering their regular assignments. By doing so, they painstakingly and methodically made the case against Kelly. Four weeks or so after receiving the anonymous tip, their article appeared, only to be largely dismissed, ignored, or forgotten. Critics gave Kelly a free pass, while "many others paid lip service to the charges against him," writes DeRogatis. Kelly was indicted in 2002 for child pornography, then acquitted in 2008. It would be almost two decades before the world would "recognize the predator in its midst," and before real justice would be served. Finally, in February 2019, Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The indefatigable and fearless DeRogatis has written a brave and important book. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jim DeRogatis is an associate professor of instruction at Columbia College Chicago and the host, with Greg Kot, of the nationally syndicated public radio show Sound Opinions. The author of Let it Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs and other books, he spent 15 years as the pop music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times. He lives in Chicago.

Subject: Kelly, R., 1969- > Relations with women.
Sexually abused girls > United States.
Sexually abused teenagers > United States.
Child pornography.
Sex crimes > Investigation.
Girls > Crimes against.
Music trade > United States > Social conditions.
Kelly, R., 1969-
Child pornography.
Relations with women.
Sexually abused girls.
Sexually abused teenagers.
United States.

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