A timeline of the case against R. Kelly

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A mentation of this communicative was primitively published successful 2019. It has been updated to see much caller events successful the case.

(CNN)A national proceedings for vocalist R. Kelly, who has pleaded not blameworthy to racketeering and enactment trafficking charges that could nonstop him to situation for decades, is underway.

But the accusations of abuse, manipulation and inappropriate encounters with girls and young women person been astir -- and vehemently denied -- by Kelly for decades.

Kelly's debut album, "Born into the 90's," is released a twelvemonth aft helium signs a woody with Jive Records. It features his radical Public Announcement and includes deed singles "Honey Love," "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)" and "She's Got That Vibe." Fans volition aboriginal enactment that 1 of the lyrics connected the second says, "Little cute Aaliyah's got it."

Kelly releases his solo medium "12 Play." Songs specified arsenic "Bump n' Grind" and "Your Body's Callin' " firmly cement his representation arsenic an creator specializing successful intersexual lyrics.

August 1994: Kelly and Aaliyah

The 27-year-old vocalist reportedly marries his 15-year-old protégé, Aaliyah Haughton. Kelly is the pb songwriter and shaper connected her debut album, "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number."

Vibe mag aboriginal publishes a transcript of what they study is the couple's matrimony license, listing Haughton's property arsenic 18.

The matrimony is annulled the pursuing twelvemonth aft Aaliyah's household becomes alert of it, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Haughton is killed successful a level clang successful August 2001.

1996: Kelly gets married

Kelly marries dancer/choreographer Andrea Lee successful a backstage ceremony.

December 1996: Legal troubles begin

Tiffany Hawkins files suit against Kelly arsenic good arsenic his record, publishing and absorption companies, claiming idiosyncratic injuries and affectional harm arising from an alleged intersexual narration with Kelly, which she says began erstwhile she was 15 and ended erstwhile she was 18.

That lawsuit is reportedly settled retired of court.

Around the aforesaid time, Kelly's gospel-tinged azygous "I Believe I Can Fly" is included successful the movie "Space Jam," starring Michael Jordan. The opus becomes 1 of the singer's biggest hits.

December 2000: Making headlines

Jim Derogatis and Abdon M. Pallasch publish their archetypal study successful the Chicago Sun-Times connected allegations of Kelly having intersexual relationships with girls arsenic young arsenic 15.

The nonfiction outlines the Hawkins suit arsenic good arsenic Kelly's matrimony to Haughton.

According to the story, Chicago constabulary had doubly investigated allegations that Kelly was having enactment with an underage miss but dropped the investigations due to the fact that the miss would not cooperate.

A typical for Kelly declines to comment.

January 2001: A portion emerges

Derogatis anonymously receives a videotape that appears to amusement Kelly having enactment with a young woman, helium aboriginal reports successful the Sun-Times.

Out of interest that the idiosyncratic connected the portion whitethorn beryllium underage, it is turned implicit to Chicago police.

August 2001: More ineligible troubles

Tracy Sampson, an aspiring rapper and erstwhile intern astatine Epic Records, files a suit against Kelly, claiming helium initiated a intersexual narration with her erstwhile she was 17.

The lawsuit is settled retired of tribunal for an undisclosed sum.

February 2002: Allegations denied

The Chicago Sun-Times reports constabulary are investigating Kelly aft different enactment portion is sent anonymously.

"The miss successful the video, present 17, was identified by her aunt, who said that her niece would person been 14 astatine the clip the portion was made, based connected her appearance," the insubstantial reported. "Kelly tin besides beryllium heard connected the portion referring to the miss by her archetypal name."

Kelly denies the allegations.

"It's not true. All I cognize is this: I person a fewer radical successful the past that I've fired ... radical that I've thought were my friends that's not my friends," helium tells WMAQ Channel 5 astatine the time. "It's crap, and that's however we're going to dainty it."

March 2002: Tape copied and sold

Bootleg copies of the "R. Kelly enactment tape" are sold connected the streets, according to aggregate quality reports.

April 2002: Case settled retired of court

The vocalist is sued by Patrice Jones, who alleges she was 16 erstwhile she began a intersexual narration with Kelly.

She besides accuses Kelly of pressuring her into terminating a gestation that resulted from their alleged encounters.

Kelly's attorney, Gerry Margolis, calls the suit "a postulation of half-truths, distortions and outright lies."

The lawsuit is settled retired of tribunal for an undisclosed sum.

May 2002: Another lawsuit settled retired of court

Dancer Montina "Tina" Woods, 33, sues Kelly after she alleges helium secretly taped their intersexual encounter and the portion was being sold.

Representatives for Kelly telephone the suit "ridiculous" and "nonsensical." The lawsuit is aboriginal settled retired of tribunal for an undisclosed sum.

June 2002: Kelly indicted

Kelly is indicted connected 21 charges related to kid pornography resulting from the 2nd anonymously sent videotape of him appearing to person enactment with a young girl.

The vocalist is arrested astatine his Florida abrogation home.

Kelly maintains his innocence and is released connected bail.

September 2005: Marital strain

Kelly's woman files for an bid of protection. The brace aboriginal reconcile, and she rescinds the order.

May 2007: Kelly defended by his wife

"What doesn't interruption you makes you stronger, and I'm surviving proof," she says. "I cognize the allegations against my hubby don't bespeak connected maine arsenic an individual. They don't bespeak connected maine arsenic a ma oregon arsenic a wife, and they don't bespeak connected maine successful my mundane life."

May 2008: Jury selection

After years of delays, assemblage enactment yet begins for the kid pornography proceedings against Kelly, which was reduced to 14 charges.

June 2008: Kelly acquitted

Kelly is recovered not blameworthy connected each counts aft the assemblage deliberates for a day.

January 2009: Kelly divorces

Kelly and his woman finalize their divorce.

July 2014: Protests

The star's planned show astatine the Fashion Meets Music Festival successful Columbus, Ohio, is canceled aft protests.

"The radical of Columbus didn't consciousness that R. Kelly's estimation was reflective of their community, and took to societal media to adamantly explicit their opinions," the festival's communications director, Melissa Dickson, says successful a statement. "FMMF heard their concerns and took action."

December 2015: Kelly walks retired of interview

Kelly storms retired of an interview with "HuffPost Live" aft the big asks him questions astir past allegations of misconduct.

July 2017: BuzzFeed story

BuzzFeed publishes an explosive nonfiction outlining allegations that Kelly is holding a radical of big women against their volition arsenic portion of what immoderate of their parents accidental is simply a "cult."

A radical of radical cited successful the nonfiction allege their daughters, ages 18 to 31, are a portion of an entourage of astatine slightest six women attached to Kelly.

Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage tell CNN they judge their big daughter, Joycelyn, is having a intersexual narration with Kelly and she is being manipulated by him into cutting disconnected interaction with the extracurricular world.

Joycelyn Savage denies those claims and asks her parents, via a video shared with TMZ, to halt speaking retired astir her narration with Kelly.

Oronike Odeleye starts a petition to get Kelly's euphony disconnected the airwaves successful Atlanta, which catches the oculus of activistic Kenyette Barnes and the hashtag #MuteRKelly is born.

August 2017: New allegations

Jerhonda Johnson Pace, 24, breaks a nondisclosure statement and tells BuzzFeed she was 15 and a instrumentality erstwhile she met the vocalist successful 2008 extracurricular the Chicago courtroom wherever helium was connected proceedings for kid pornography charges.

Kelly denies the allegation.

October 2017: More allegations

Rolling Stone publishes an interrogation with erstwhile Dallas DJ Kitti Jones. She alleges she was successful a narration with Kelly portion successful her '30s that mirrored allegations successful the BuzzFeed article.

April 2018: More protests against Kelly

May 2018: New ineligible troubles

A 20-year-old pistillate files suit against the singer, claiming helium unlawfully gave her alcohol, assaulted her and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

According to the suit obtained by CNN, Faith Rodgers says she was 19 erstwhile she archetypal met the singer.

July 2018: Kelly responds successful song

December 2018: Screening unopen down implicit threats

January 2019: 'Surviving R. Kelly' debuts

"Surviving R. Kelly" premieres to large ratings and renews calls for Kelly to beryllium investigated.

Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenberg, tells CNN that his lawsuit "has done thing wrong."

"Someone with an docket has done a deed piece," Greenberg says of the docuseries. "(Kelly's) retired successful public. He's not hiding. There's nary concealed compound with enactment slaves."

February 2019: Kelly indicted connected caller charges

Lawyer Michael Avenatti tells CNN that prosecutors investigating Kelly are looking into a recently surfaced video that appears to amusement the euphony prima having enactment with a young woman.

A expansive assemblage successful Cook County, Illinois, indicts Kelly connected 10 counts of aggravated transgression intersexual abuse -- a Class 2 felony -- involving 4 alleged victims. The indictment accuses Kelly of intersexual acts with 3 children older than 13 but younger than 17. There is nary property scope listed for 1 of the alleged victims. The vocalist pleads not guilty.

Kelly is jailed connected February 22 and released February 25 aft posting $100,000 bail.

March 2019: Kelly interviewed

Kelly is interviewed by CBS News' Gayle King and says helium is guiltless of the accusations. "I'm precise bushed of each of the lies," Kelly says.

May 2019: More Cook County charges

A Cook County expansive assemblage issues an 11-count indictment connected caller charges ranging from aggravated transgression intersexual battle and transgression intersexual battle to aggravated transgression intersexual abuse.

July 2019: Federal indictments

The US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois releases a 13-count indictment that includes kid pornography and obstruction of justness charges.

Kelly is besides charged with enactment trafficking successful New York and attempting to power a lawsuit successful Atlanta successful a five-count indictment from the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, a root with cognition of the apprehension said.

August 2019: Prostitution charges and a not blameworthy plea

Kelly was charged with 2 counts of engaging successful prostitution with a idiosyncratic nether 18 successful Minnesota successful transportation with an alleged incidental that occurred successful July 2001 astatine a promotional event.

According to the complaint, the vocalist gave a past 17-year-old miss his autograph and a telephone number.

After calling, she was past allegedly directed to his edifice successful Minneapolis.

Kelly allegedly past gave the teen $200 to creation for him and undress, the ailment stated.

The embattled performer also pleaded not blameworthy to a big of charges successful national tribunal successful Brooklyn, New York, including counts of racketeering, kidnapping, forced labour and intersexual exploitation of a child.

September 2019: Illinois proceedings day set

Authorities announced Kelly's proceedings day connected 13 national charges successful Illinois has been acceptable for April 27, 2020.

Kelly remained successful custody astatine the Metropolitan Correctional Center successful Chicago.

Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenberg, took to Twitter to quality that his lawsuit failed to appear, saying "I was not served with immoderate announcement of tribunal proceedings, nor was he. I did not defy his appearance, nor did he."

October 2019: Missed national tribunal hearing

A toenail corruption caused Kelly to miss a national tribunal hearing.

Greenberg said his lawsuit was successful a walking footwear aft having his toenail removed and didn't privation anyone to measurement connected his foot.

December 2019: New complaint and not blameworthy plea

Greenberg entered a not blameworthy plea successful the singer's New York racketeering lawsuit after the Justice Department added a complaint of bribery against Kelly, accusing him of obtaining a mendacious ID for an unidentified pistillate successful 1994.

The New York Times, citing a idiosyncratic acquainted with the matter, reported the Jane Doe was vocalist Aaliyah, who was 15 years aged erstwhile Kelly joined aboriginal that year.

She died successful 2001 astatine the property of 22 successful a level crash.

January 2020: Season 2 of 'Surviving R. Kelly'

Lifetime begins airing "Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning."

The five-episode bid features interviews from a assortment of perspectives, including much alleged victims, household members, supporters, psychologists and taste and ineligible experts.

March 13, 2020

Kelly faces caller accusations. An updated indictment adds 5 acts of racketeering and charges the vocalist with 4 much counts of violating the Mann Act for allegedly coercing and transporting women and girls crossed authorities lines to prosecute successful amerciable intersexual activity.

August 28, 2020

Attorneys for R. Kelly accidental he was punched successful his Illinois jailhouse compartment by a chap inmate and telephone for his release.

September 8, 2020

Kelly's proceedings is delayed owed to the pandemic. An appellate tribunal rejects his entreaty to beryllium released connected bail up of his trial.

June 9, 2021

Kelly requests major changes to his ineligible team, conscionable 2 months anterior to the commencement of his national proceedings successful Brooklyn. Half of his ineligible team, attorneys Steve Greenberg and Michael Leonard, retreat from the case, leaving Tom Farinella and Nicole Blank Becker arsenic Kelly's ineligible representatives.

June 23, 2021

Kelly moved to Brooklyn jail up of his August trial. New York lawyer Deveraux Cannick, a erstwhile adjunct territory lawyer for the Bronx District Attorney's Office, joins Kelly's ineligible team.

August 9, 2021

Jury enactment begins in Kelly's trial. Twelve jurors and six alternates volition beryllium selected. Due to Covid protocols, US District Judge Ann Donnelly determines astatine a pretrial proceeding that witnesses successful the lawsuit volition attest from the assemblage container and jurors would beryllium dispersed retired successful the gallery. Media and members of the nationalist volition person entree to a video provender of the proceedings but volition apt beryllium incapable to spot grounds arsenic it's presented astatine trial.

    August 18, 2021

    Opening arguments statesman and the proceedings is expected to past betwixt six and 8 weeks. Twelve anonymous jurors -- 7 men and 5 women -- and six alternates were selected. Kelly has pleaded not blameworthy to each charges.

    CNN's Sonia Moghe, Kendall Trammell, Brad Parks, Steve Almasy, Lauren del Valle, Doug Criss, Darran Simon, Omar Jimenez , Dakin Andone, Jennifer Goelz and Eric Levenson contributed to this report.

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