Time’s Up leaders join call to ‘mute’ R. Kelly for assault allegations

Time’s Up leaders join call to ‘mute’ R. Kelly for assault allegations

Leaders of the Time’s Up movement announced Monday a call to boycott and “mute” R&B superstar R. Kelly in response to the bevy of accusations against him.

“The scars of history make certain that we are not interested in persecuting anyone without just cause,” leaders of the movement wrote in a statement posted on Instagram and The Root. “With that said, we demand appropriate investigations and inquiries into the allegations of R. Kelly’s abuse made by women of color and their families for over two decades now. And we declare with great vigilance and a united voice to anyone who wants to silence us: Their time is up.”

Kelly has faced accusations of sexual assault and scandals for years. In 1994, Kelly (then 27 years old) illegally married a singer and protegée Aaliyah (then 15) and produced her debut album, titled Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. (The marriage was later annulled after she admitted to lying about her age

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