R. Kelly’s former attorney Ed Genson, who got him acquitted of Child pornography charges back in 2008 is now singing a different tune.
He now has Cancer and the doctors have given him 90 days to live, so at this point he literally has nothing to lose… From The Chicago Sun Times:
“I’ve been a lawyer 54 years,” he said. “Ninety-nine percent criminal cases. I’ve represented entertainers, represented people connected to organized crime, represented professional criminals. I’ve represented guilty people, I represent innocent people.”
“I can say whatever I want, but we’ve got to do it fast,” he said. “It would be nice to get it down so somebody knows besides me.”
Any insights into R. Kelly, the man? Guilty as hell?
“He was guilty as hell!” Genson said. “I don’t think he’s done anything inappropriate for years. I’ll tell you a secret: I had him go to a doctor to get shots, libido-killing shots. That’s why he didn’t get arrested for anything else.”
I wondered if Genson now feels ambivalent about keeping Kelly out of prison.
“I didn’t facilitate him. He had already done what he’d done,” Genson said. “I did facilitate him in the sense I kept him out of trouble for 10 years. I was vetting his records. I listened to them, which ones would make a judge mad.”
That’s why, Genson said, he knew Kelly was attracted to young girls. Because of lyrics Genson kept Kelly from using.
“I was riding in the car, listening to a song and said, ‘Are you crazy? This is all I need.’ He re-wrote it.”
“Ignition,” Genson said. “It’s a song related to a guy driving around in a car with his girlfriend. It was originally a high school instructor in a class teaching people how to drive a car. I changed the words.”
Genson said Kelly, while a tremendous talent capable of writing hit songs, is “not a very bright person” and might have become reckless after beating the rap in Florida.
“What he doesn’t understand is this: If you win a case with somebody, they think they’re bulletproof,” Genson said. “You’re almost better off, sort of, losing. He thinks he can do whatever the hell he wants. He has done everything he can to hurt himself.”