r kelly porn case splits family

She has been described over several weeks of testimony as a C hristian singer, a participant in three-way sex, and as the goddaughter to one of the music industry's biggest stars.

She has been described over several weeks of testimony as a C hristian singer, a participant in three-way sex, and as the goddaughter to one of the music industry's biggest stars.

Even the family of the alleged victim in the R Kelly child pornography trial does not seem to agree about her, especially about whether she is on a 27-minute sex tape that could send the R&B star to prison for up to 15 years if convicted.

The alleged victim says it's not her on the tape. So testimony from the prosecution and defence has sometimes painted contrasting pictures of the person who once called Kelly her "godfather".

Four family members have testified for the prosecution that she is the person on the tape; three have testified for the defence that she's not.

Asked by prosecutors whether the family has "split in half as a result of this incident," one relative, Leroy Edwards Jr, answered: "Yes".

Kelly, 41, has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography. His lawyers claim that it's neither him nor the alleged victim on the tape, suggesting the images could have been computer-generated, possibly in a bid to extort money from the R&B superstar. - Sapa-AP

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