The lawyer who represented R. Kelly in a child pornography case 11 years ago has said the singer was guilty of the charges and even needed anti-libido drugs to stem his sexual urges.
‘He was guilty as hell,’ Ed Genson, 77, declared to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Kelly was found not guilty on all counts of child pornography at the trial in June 2008.
The attorney of 54-years says he doesn’t know if the veteran crooner has done anything else ‘inappropriate’ recently, because of a measure he took after Kelly’s 2008 trial.
‘I’ll tell you a secret,’ he said. ‘I had him go to a doctors to get shots, libido-killing shots. That’s why he didn’t get arrested for anything else.’
Genson, who worked for Kelly for more than ten years, says he doesn’t feel conflicted for securing the Chicago crooner’s acquittal and keeping him out of prison.
‘I didn’t facilitate him,’ he told the paper. ‘He had already done what he’d done.’
‘I did facilitate him in the sense I kept him out of trouble for 10 years. I was vetting his records. I listened to them, which ones would make a judge mad.’
One of the songs Genson flagged to Kelly was his 2003 hit, ‘Ignition’, which the former lawyer said raised some serious concerns.
‘I was riding in the car, listening to a song and said, ‘Are you crazy? This is all I need,” Genson said.
Genson recalled how he thought an early demo of the song hinted that Kelly was interested in underage girls.
‘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,’ he claimed.
Despite his commercial success, Genson – who is suffering from terminal cancer – went on to describe Kelly as ‘not a very bright person’, and suggested he may have become even more reckless in the years since his first trial.
‘What he doesn’t understand is this: If you win a case with somebody, they think they’re bulletproof,’ Genson 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.’