The allegations against R Kelly have been widely accepted as facts based on people's belief that he allegedly married Aaliyah when she was 15. Unfortunately Aaliyah is no longer here to defend herself, but the facts surrounding these stories just don't add up.
Imagine slowly but surely working your way back to the top, despite being plagued by a history of unfounded slanderous allegations led by your former disgruntled employees.
It would appear from the beginning of Kelly's career up until now, each manager he had screwed him over. From Demetrius Smith stealing from him to a variation of UCC filings against him, Kelly has had his hands full dealing with living the celebrity life while dealing with ongoing betrayals.
His ex-wife, though she was around even when Aaliyah was making music with Kelly, would like us to believe she has clean hands in her story.
Maybe in her mind, it would be more accepted to be a victim rather than an "enabler" as they like to call others who did exactly as they did- enjoyed the life until things didn't go in their favor.
Even his family was used to turn against him and make false allegations to slander his image.
After a quick search, it would appear since the early 90s, people have been using shady business tactics to embezzle money from the artist.
Despite his short comings, Smith was allowed to began working for Kelly again after running off with money he won for a show.
The story tends to vary yet the outcome remains the same. A plan was concocted in which it was said R. Kelly must marry Aaliyah. According to Smith's original statements, it was Derrel McDavid who stated this had to happen.
It's unclear who "leaked" the fake certificate to vibe magazine or what really happened. It is obvious; however, the certificates presented as so called proof of the marriage are fraudulent.
Following the scandal, Aaliyah's father began managing his daughter even though Hankerson is in complete control of her estate.
One thing that is clear, Demetrius Smith was fired after the Aaliyah scandal in 1995. Smith was managing Tiffany Hawkins at the time, so it shouldn't be far fetched to believe the story she has relayed, has been about Smith not Kelly. It was Smith who started the whole rotation of supplying girls for disgraced attorney Susan Loggans to use to reach a settlement with R. Kelly's team.
Not only did Hawkins violate her alleged settlement agreement by participating in the Surviving R Kelly docu-series, she also recruited a new face in the story.
The alleged witnesses' story is just as suspect as the accusers, considering many have said Aaliyah always had her family around, so to believe someone saw her on Kelly's tour bus is very unlikely.
Imagine being taken advantage of by the people you trust to take care of business for you, knowing that you have a learning disability. Unfortunately in the black communities, mental disabilities are often dismissed, while those suffering in silence try to maintain without asking for help.
How does it make sense to feature a biased series full of unfounded allegations by questionable witnesses, while supporting a person with the same allegations.