A judge has ruled that R. Kelly’s royalties will go to his victims.
The disgraced singer was sentenced to 30 years in prison on one count or racketeering, and multiple violations of the Mann Act. According to the New York District judge, Kelly and Universal Music Group must pay $500,000 to cover what he owes.
In February, Kelly was sentenced to 20 years in prison on another set of sex crimes, including several child pornography charges, in Chicago. Nineteen of the years are to be served concurrently with his existing prison time.
“I understand how hard it was for these victims to come forward and tell their stories. I applaud their courage and have the utmost respect for everyone who came forward,” Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said in a news release at the time. “While this may not be the result they were expecting, due to the sentences that Mr. Kelly is facing, we do feel that justice has been served.”
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