Now that two-time charged sexual predator R. Kelly and his current legal battle is out of the hands of Ed Genson, Kelly’s former attorney who was instrumental in the acquittal of his 2008 child pornography charges, the ex-lawyer is spilling it all.
The 77-year-old sat down with Chicago Sun-Times to discuss the nationally-sensationalized trial where he flat-out confessed that Kelly was guilty. To jog your memory, Kelly was indicted on 21 counts of child pornography after the discovery of a child sex tape he’d filmed and initially denied appearing in. The six-year-long legal controversy ended in Kelly’s acquittal of all charges and with a defense team spearheaded by Genson. But despite the embattled R&B singer being found not guilty, Genson knew he was all along, and went to one particularly extreme measure to ensure his client would stay out of trouble for good.
‘He was guilty as hell!’ the ex-attorney said…
He added that he didn’t believe that Kelly did “anything inappropriate” in the following years after the acquittal. Genson then confessed a confidential piece of Kelly’s medical past that he was behind. “I’ll tell you a secret: I had him go to a doctor to get shots, libido-killing shots.” According to him, it’s also “why he didn’t get arrested for anything else.”
As a veteran defense attorney, Genson was also baffled by Kelly’s CBS interview too…
He confirmed that Kelly was tampering with the jury by participating in it, and even he can’t wrap his mind around why he’d make such a decision. “I’m trying to figure out why he did it,” he said. “I don’t know whether his lawyer is an idiot. He might be.” He added that he’d only kept him out of prison for 10 years but did not “facilitate him,” as Kelly “had already done what he’d done.” Genson said he’d even vetted Kelly’s songs to determine which ones wouldn’t sit well with the judge. Perhaps, Genson could then be credited for the change in one of Kelly’s hit record, which he says he immediately flagged when he first heard it. “I was riding in the car, listening to a song and said, ‘Are you crazy? This is all I need.’ He re-wrote it.” But it was with the help of Kelly’s then-attorney himself. “Ignition,” Genson said. “It’s a song related to a guy driving around in a car with his girlfriend. It was originally a high school instructor in a class teaching people how to drive a car. I changed the words.”
Genson concluded with his thoughts on Kelly’s legal strife ever since, citing his belief that Kelly thinks he’s practically invincible
“What he doesn’t understand is this: If you win a case with somebody, they think they’re bulletproof,” he said. “You’re almost better off, sort of, losing. He thinks he can do whatever the hell he wants. He has done everything he can to hurt himself.”
Read Genson’s full Chicago Sun-Times piece here.