R. KELLY: Music Journalist Refuses to Testify

Written by on September 9, 2022

A longtime Chicago-area music reporter is trying to get out of testifying against R. Kelly after shots were fired.

Former Chicago Sun-Times reporter Jim DeRogatis argued that taking part in the trial would put him at risk, saying it could be considered “harassment or intimidation.” Lawyers for the journalist note that someone once shot out the windows of his family home after he had reported on Kelly.

Court filings indicate that DeRogatis, who was subpoenaed on Tuesday, is now refusing to take the stand. His lawyers are calling for “constitutional and other protections.,” which the judge presiding over the case agreed to.. (ABC7 Chicago)

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