Following his conviction on all counts of racketeering and sex trafficking last month, R. Kelly’s official YouTube channels were removed from the platform.
A rep from YouTube confirmed to Cbgist on Wednesday (Oct. 6) via a statement, which said, “We can confirm that we have terminated two channels linked to R. Kelly in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines.”
If someone who runs a YouTube channel is suspected of a heinous crime, the channel may be canceled if the content is related to the crime and the owner of the channel has been convicted or found guilty, according to the platform’s guidelines. R. Kelly, on the other hand, was found guilty on all eight counts of sex trafficking and one count of racketeering that he was facing.
Kelly, according to YouTube, causes enormous harm to the platform’s community and jeopardizes the trust of creators and users.
R. Kelly is also barred from using, owning, or starting any more YouTube channels.
For his actions, the Chicago native, who was found guilty in a Brooklyn courtroom on Sept. 24, faces a sentence of 10 years to life in prison. The date of his next court appearance has been set for May 4, 2022.
Kelly has sex-related charges pending in Illinois and Minnesota.
Based on witness testimony, the crooner, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, was arrested in 2019 and accused of conducting a criminal organization in which he recruited underage girls and women and inflicted cruel treatment on them.
Bribery, kidnapping, forced labor, sexual exploitation of a child, sexual trafficking across state lines, and racketeering are among the charges leveled against R. Kelly, which allegedly occurred over a nearly 30-year period.
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