This could be your chance to make the big leagues. After six years of lurid publicity, the defense has suddenly unearthed a surprise witness. After six years of delays, the defense claims a witness called them today, for the first time.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times:
Testimony from a woman who says she had a sexual encounter with R. Kelly and an underage girl could be undermined by another witness in the singer’s child pornography trial who claims to know damaging information about the woman.
The judge abruptly halted proceedings Wednesday about an hour before the woman, who is from Georgia, was set to testify that she had an encounter with both the R&B superstar and the female who is depicted in a sex videotape at the heart of case. The Georgia woman also was expected to tell the jury that the woman was a minor at the time of the video recording.
The show will go on. I’m just a bit surprised at this development. How likely is it that a new witness no one apparently knew about would call the very day this woman was set to testify? That’s downright uncanny, as if this witness, a man, had some kind of sixth “R. Kelly” sense.
The defense appeared to be as shocked as well:
“We never knew about the witness until 9 a.m. [Wednesday],” defense attorney Sam Adam Sr. said. “The witness called us.”
Want to be a witness at the R. Kelly trial? Apparently there are still openings.
This one ain’t over until R. Kelly sings.