After deliberating for three hours in a Cook County courthouse, a jury of R. Kelly's peers found that the R&B; superstar did not, in fact, piss on you or anybody else. Kelly was cleared on all 14 counts filed against him in connection with allegations that he made and starred in a child porn tape. When the reading was completed, Kelly took a baby blue handkerchief from his pocket and dabbed the tears streaming down his face. He then bear-hugged defense attorneys Sam Adam Jr. and Ed Genson, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. He faced up to 15 years in prison.

The case centered on a 27-minute videotape anonymously sent to Chicago Sun-Times pop music critic Jim DeRogatis in 2002. Prosecutors said Kelly videotaped himself having sex with—and urinating upon—his underage goddaughter. In closing arguments, the state said more than a dozen witnesses identified the alleged victim as being on the tape. Prosecutors also said there was no doubt that Kelly is the man on the tape and that the video was made in his Lake View basement some time between 1998 and 2000. Defense attorneys keyed in on the fact that the victim, now an adult, has denied she¹s the one on the tape. They noted that Kelly¹s goddaughter is a "sweet, nice young lady," and certainly wouldn¹t have accepted cash for sex, as the girl in the tape is shown doing.

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