Everybody knew the allegations against R Kelly – so why has it taken 30 years to get justice?

R Kelly’s trial was the culmination of decades of accusations, pointing to a predator hiding in plain sight.

Rumours and allegations about the now disgraced R&B singer date back to almost the beginning of his career – and yet, he rose to become a chart-topper, a Grammy winner, an artist who filled arenas and collaborated with huge stars; at his height, one of the biggest recording acts in the world.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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