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R. Kelly Hires Bill Cosby’s Lawyer To Help Overturn Sex Trafficking Conviction

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R. Kelly has hired Bill Cosby’s high-profile attorney to help appeal his racketeering conviction in New York.

Chicago Tribune reported that Jennifer Bonjean, a New York-based lawyer, filed her appearance in the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer’s case in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn where the musician was convicted on sex abuse and racketeering charges last month.

Bonjean told the outlet that she plans to lead Kelly’s appeal and post-conviction motions, which are due on Monday (Nov. 1). However, she has requested a two-month extension.

Recall Bonjean spearheaded Cosby’s appeal of his sex crimes conviction in Pennsylvania and helped get the actor released from prison.

The attorney told the Chicago Tribune that she is “looking forward to getting familiar with the record” in the Chicago native’s case, which was driven by Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) charges.

“I am becoming increasingly concerned with how the government is abusing the RICO statute in order to plead around the statute of limitations and essentially put people’s entire lives on trial,” Bonjean said. “It’s becoming a formula for the government. You have a right to defend yourself against specific allegations.”

Kelly was convicted of one count of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, kidnapping and sex trafficking charges last month. He was also convicted of eight counts of violations of the Mann Act, a sex trafficking law that makes it illegal to move anyone across state lines “for any immoral purpose.”

Kelly’s sentencing is set for May 4, 2022, where he potentially faces 10 years to life in prison.

Last week, a Chicago judge set the date for the child pornography trial that he is facing in his home state. The disgraced singer being accused of recording his sexual encounters with multiple underage girls and bribing possible witnesses with cash and gifts to remain silent about his crimes. He is set to stand trial for those federal sex charges next August.

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TV3’s Cookie Tee And Anita Akuffo Allegedly Fighting Over Thiery Nyann : Blogger Drops Insight

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Anonymous Instagram blogger and influencer Aba The Great has revealed that Cookie Tee of Media General and Anita Akuffo of Anita Akuffo are currently at odds over Thiery Nyann, a sports journalist.

According to Aba The Great’s post, Thiery Nyann comes from a good and wealthy family and has a sizable inheritance, so it’s no surprise that Cookie Tee and Anita Akuffo are currently squabbling over who will win his heart.

The bogger went on to say that Thiery Nyann has already been accused of cheating by his alleged girlfriend, Cookie Tee.

She wrote; My guys out here, how do you feel when ladies fight over you? How’s the feeling like? 😂😂😂😂 dude fine like wine 🍷 he’s got very sizable family inheritance 💰 too 🤗.
So who wins our favorite sports presenter, Mr Nyan? Anita Or Cookie? Already My Nyan is receiving Slaps from Cookie for cheating, girl got temper I guess, that could let her loose some points, u know 😂😂😂 If he is single and a good catch, fight for him oooo 😂😂😂
Let the best lady win 😎

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‘I Am Looking For A Man Who Can Cook And Clean 24/7’ : Bridget Otoo

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Bridget Otoo, Ghanaian media personality, has revealed what she looks for in a man before marrying.

Otoo, who works for Metro TV, says she’s looking for a man who will cook and clean all day.

Bridget, 37, has received criticism online in recent years for her single status and her constant advocacy for Ghana’s LGBTQI community.

She took to Twitter to admit that she doesn’t know how to cook and that she would be willing to give any man a chance if he accepted her proposal of cleaning and cooking 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

She wrote;

‘I’m looking for a Ghanaian man, marriageable material who can cook and clean 24/7 to marry.

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‘West Side Story’ Banned In Saudi Arabia And Kuwait Over LGBTQ Character

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The recently released “West Side Story” remake will not be screened in at least two countries over a nonbinary actor feature.

The movie was initially scheduled to open in Saudi Arabia on Dec. 9, just ahead of its North America release on Dec. 10. However it has not been granted a release certificate in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Censors in other Middle Eastern nations like Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates reportedly requested cuts to the new film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical. However, Walt Disney and 20th Century Studios have decided not to make the cuts, an insider told The Wrap.

The studios reportedly do anticipate that the film will be released in some other countries in the Middle East.

The reason for the ban of the New York-set “Romeo and Juliet” take has not been specified, but The Wrap suggested it’s due to Anybodys, a teenage character written to be transgender and played by actor Iris Menas, who identifies as nonbinary.

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