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Another day in the R. Kelly child porno trial means another day of craziness from the witness stand!

Jim DeRogatis, a Chicago Sun-Times reporter who received the videotape at the center of the trial and turned it into authorities, refused to answer all the questions that were hurled his way on the stand Wednesday.

According to reports, he cited an Illinois law that governs reporters' rights and the First and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution in refusing to answer questions.

DeRogatis read the statement more than a dozen times in response to questions, including whether he once made a copy of the sex tape.

Defense attorneys have said that copying the tape would have been a crime.

After DeRogatis' 10 minutes on the stand, the judge said reporters' privileges don't apply.

But the judge ruled that DeRogatis doesn't have to testify based on his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

Inneresting!!!!!!

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46 comments to “Taking the Fifth”

  1. Pia says – reply to this


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    FIRST

  2. Tiff says – reply to this


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    FIRST???? R Kelly is so over!

  3. alexa says – reply to this


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    2nd??

  4. J.s says – reply to this


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    FIRST! He's lame.

  5. BRANDO says – reply to this


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    SECOND! R.Kelly's a perv.

  6. Randi says – reply to this


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    He's gonna be someone's prison bitch.

  7. jose says – reply to this


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    first bitches



  8. 8

    pedo

  9. Iknowz says – reply to this


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    DeRo! You're a fabulous mensch! One of the most respected music journalists in the country! Seriously! RKelly is a fiend, but the Constitution is the constitution!



  10. 10

    DeRogatis is not a reporter, he is a music critic. Besides, it is a Chicao newpaper, and they do not employ many reporters. They just have cuntrs who rewrite press releases.

  11. StranG says – reply to this


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    I will never get tired of this… people topping under 5 and still writting first with no comments at all… LOL… anyway, R. Kelly having sex with a child, what is the big deal, ii was a rape?… as far as I know both Aaliyah and this minor enjoyed riding that black cock, God knows I would…

  12. LB says – reply to this


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    YOU ALL CAN'T BE FIRST, IDIOTS. WHEN WILL YOU LEARN THAT SOME PEOPLE MAY HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED A COMMENT AND IT HASN'T POSTED YET?

  13. hesa says – reply to this


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    WHO CARES ABOUT R KELLY ANYMORE !?

  14. KELLSG says – reply to this


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    but that CD will be fiya when he is released!

  15. Steve says – reply to this


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    Why would he plead the Fifth? Unless he's in someway connected to the production of the video, he has no legal backlash to be concerned with!

  16. YEAHER says – reply to this


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    Even if R.Kelly did it i dont want him going to jail…i mean the witness doesnt care enough to press charges or come foward why does it matter to us…i mean it is illegal in all but i dont know …fuck it I LOVE R KELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. LEILEI says – reply to this


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    What a fuckin arsewhole

  18. ha says – reply to this


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    What a fucking arsewhole.

  19. hesa says – reply to this


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    and that picture is creepy !

  20. kk says – reply to this


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    o dear!

  21. candy says – reply to this


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    Perv!! Rot in jail!

  22. Lebron says – reply to this


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    Wow this is still going on….. Come on now the only thing that has been proven is that there are a bunch of people who are guilty of posessing or distributing child pornography. Yet why arrest or charge them when Kells can be up on the stand because he resembles a man who performed in kiddie porn that apparently everyone posesses. I dont know what is more scary the fact that an innocent man is on trial due to jealousy and racism or the fact that so many people obviously enjoy watching, duplicating and selling child pornography what is wrong with this scene?????? Free Kells, play on playa



  23. 23

    Shit shit shit. What a shitty day.

  24. Carlie says – reply to this


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    I hear the R Kelly likes to sip his cum mixed with shit out of people's assholes after he fucks them. The only problem is the corn sometimes stops it up. Bummer! Yum yum slurp the shitty cun. :) happy Wednesday. Xoxoxox Carlie Gurl from North Long Beach

  25. Ula-la says – reply to this


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    Ok, Jim DeRogatis must have copied the tape beause I know plenty of people who have seen it when it 1st came out. If he did not make copied & just handed it staight to the authorities, it wouldn't have gotted leaked like it did. I was in college back in 2002 & it was being passed around on campus at UIC in Chicago. Everyone I knew had seen it & was passing the disk around. People were having viewing parties!

  26. Lala says – reply to this


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    What does "inneresting" mean?

  27. Stev says – reply to this


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    Did Kelly even actually have sex with the girl? I thought his video was the infamous "golden shower" child tape. Did he have sex with the kid, or did he just piss on her?!?!?!?!

  28. Cassie says – reply to this


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    That IS interesting! :)

  29. mills says – reply to this


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    FIF!

  30. 32132 says – reply to this


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    OJ NUMBA 2 BICHUZ.

  31. Joe Bl says – reply to this


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    It's not interesting, it's irrelevant. Whether DeRogatis made a copy or not doesn't make Kelly any more or less guilty. It's either him or it isn't. If it is, he's done.

  32. i,m ni says – reply to this


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    nine is the new eleventeen;; no boobs no pubes;; hi there i,m r kelly



  33. 33

    Wow the picture of R. Kelly freaks me the fuck out every time I see it. Can't we get a different one? Yikes!

  34. Aaliya says – reply to this


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    R Kelly is guilty. I know for a fact. Girls as young as 11 and 12. If you think he's on trial as a result of racism you're fucking retarded. This filthy waste of space fucks kids. Everybody knows it. End of story.

  35. Elise says – reply to this


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    He is a reporter. WTF did he do to implinent him self in a crime concerning this case. RETARDED!!!. He should have been arrested. It is child porn and he was in possession of it.

  36. Brandi says – reply to this


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    Re: Lebron – I rarely respond to these posts, but today I was just inclined to add my two cents. Evidently, Lebron, you haven't seen the video by the statements you made in your post. I saw the tape, and am strongly convinced that it was Kelly… so, his "it wasn't me" defense is lame in my opinion. Kells is definitely a musical genius and has put out numerous hits over the years; however, it is my belief that he's a pedophile and needs to answer for his actions.

  37. Yvette says – reply to this


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    Copying the tape, possessing it, even giving or showing it to someone else (like a boss) could be considered possession & distribution of child porn - a criminal offense.

  38. Lane says – reply to this


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    Reporters do not like to give out the names of their sources. I would think that would be very hurtful to their careers. And if he could get away with not telling, then why should he. It doesn't change the facts.

  39. karlit says – reply to this


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    R. Kelly is going down… he is whack!!!

  40. Ula-la says – reply to this


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    Doesn’t anyone remember his reported illegal marriage to fifteen-year-old Aaliyah & subsequent annulment? The man likes little girls. He was 27 & she was barely 15.

  41. Dee says – reply to this


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    This is very interesting, I thought that the case would be closed and they would be throwing him in jail. However, this whole pleading the 5th thing changes things. He was the first with the tape as we know. And why not say who gave it to you and if you copied the tape when you're innocent and helping a victim. It's also interesting how the everybody says it's the girl except the girl herself. You don't plead the 5th when you are innocent with nothing to hide, loose, or gain. Maybe R. Kelly was innocent all along.

  42. Fred K says – reply to this


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    This is killer OJ. Killer eyes. Without a doubt, this is killer OJ. Look at the eyes. If another man has these same eyes, he is guilty too. simple. Just give me an empty room with OJ and RJKelly and I will take care of them. After an hour with me, they will admit to anything. His torture techniques he learned in Bahrain. No one, no one, mentally and physically tortures poeple everyday to unsuspecting citizens like he does. Employees, family its all a clever plan. Stay away from him. He hates brothers and sisters too much. He will fire them. He may even harrass at employees homes. He want brothers and sisters out of his world. Catholics watch out as Fred's religion commands him to eliminate all catholics. BE AWARE AS HIS IS TRUE TO THE BONE.

  43. ben says – reply to this


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    oh god people are trying to defend R. Kelly????

    He's been busted 3 or 4 times for posession of child pornography, screwing underage girls (which is called statutory rape ’round these parts), producing the child porn and a whole slew of other felonies. Every time a Black person is caught in the legal system its not because of racism. Kelly is guilty plain and simple. The guy is sick. Even if he gets off on some technicality, the police can bust him in like three other incidents where they found child porn taken by R. Kelly on his cameras. The guy is as guilty as sin.

  44. Merv says – reply to this


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    I can't believe some of you are openly admiting to watching the KIDDIE porn - you fucking perverts.

  45. jake says – reply to this


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    GO TO HELL KELLY. YOU ARE A SICK PERVERT AND NOONE IS EVERY GOING TO WANT TO SLEEP WITH YOU EVER AGAIN APART FROM WHORES. YOU ARE GOING TO HELL SOON. YOURE GOING TO NEED A LOT OF BODYGUARDS WHETHER YOU GO TO PRISON OR TAKING THE DOG FOR A WALK. YOURE LIFE AINT REALLY WORTH LIVING ANYMORE. YOU DONT NEED PRISON GO TO A MENTAL INSTITUTE, PERHAPS PEOPLE WONT MIND THERE IF YOU PISS ON THEM.

  46. TILA says – reply to this


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    OH SHT UP HATERS
    HE DIDDNT DO SHIT
    THINK, IF IT WASNT FOR HIM WE WOULDNT HAVE THIS KILLA MUSIC WE LISTEN TO
    HE DOSE HES JOB TO PLEASE YOU AND U STAB HIM IN THE BACK
    YOU ALL LIKED HIM BEFORE HE WAS ACCUSED OF THIS
    AND NOW U THINK HES A PERV AND A RAPITIS
    SHUT THE FUCK UP
    EVEN IF HE DID DO IT….HOW LONG AGAO WAS THIS? AND UMMM WAS IT TO YOU?…DID IT PERTAIN TO YOU?…….
    CHILLAX WIT DA DUDE HE NEVAH RAPE YOU RITE SO CHILL
    i REP R.kEllY likE i REP hAWAii…96792