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The Arc Of The Moral Universe Bends More Toward Justice In R. Kelly And Weinstein Sentences

By Jen Maravegias | Celebrity | February 23, 2023 |

By Jen Maravegias | Celebrity | February 23, 2023 |


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The R. Kelly child pornography cases and the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault cases have been lumbering through the court system for a while now. But today there’s more good (?) news to share about both.

Kelly, formerly an R&B Singer (remember when he believed he could fly?) Was sentenced to 20 years in prison earlier today by a federal court in Chicago. He’s already serving 30 years for his 2021 conviction on racketeering and sex trafficking charges. 19 of the 20 years he was sentenced to today will be served concurrently, with the last being served consecutively, or after the existing sentence is completed. See ya in 2052, Robert. Or never. I’d prefer never.

Today’s hearing came after nearly 30 years of allegations against the Grammy winner were gathered, recorded, dissected in the media, and made fun of by South Park. Real swell society we’ve got here.

Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 16 years in prison today after being found guilty of rape two months ago. And it’s a sad state of affairs when I’d rather link to TMZ for that news than The New York Times.

Weinstein is already serving a 23-year sentence for a 2020 rape conviction in New York and this new sentence will also be concurrent.

I don’t think it matters, both of these are virtually death sentences for 56-year-old Kelly and 70-year-old Weinstein. Which suits me just fine.