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Women Are Trying To Launch A #MeToo Movement Against R. Kelly

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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Women protested a Detroit, Mich., concert by singer R. Kelly Wednesday afternoon due to years of allegations of sexual misconduct with young girls.

Various women marched to the Little Caesars Arena from Wayne SAFE, an organization aimed at helping sexual assault victims, to call attention to the fact that R.Kelly is still supported by fans, despite numerous accusations against him, reports the Detroit Free Press.

“How can we let this happen in the #MeToo movement, when there are so many people being held accountable? How can we sit here and let R. Kelly perform here in our city? What does this say about how we value little black girls?” Nicole Denson, a protest organizer and associate program director at Wayne SAFE, said.

Denson, along with protest co-organizer Kalimah Johnson and other women, held up signs reading ,”The most unprotected person in America is the black woman” and chanted their discontent with R.Kelly performing in the city.

“If Harvey Weinstein is out of business, R. Kelly should be out of business,” one protester said.

Kelly has dodged numerous accusations of sexual misconduct with minors over the years, though he was acquitted in a 2008 child pornography case.

The R’n’B singer has most recently been accused of running a sex cult and keeping women in a Georgia home against their will. One woman who managed to escape claimed the singer starved her, made her call him “daddy” and forced her to have sex with other women while he watched.

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