Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly

CHICAGO --- Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the trial and pretrial hearings in R. Kelly's sexual abuse case, but the R&B singer's accusers can't be photographed or filmed without their consent, a judge ruled Friday. The Grammy-winning singer didn't attend the brief hearing in Cook County Circuit Court, but his attorney took a similar position to the lawyer for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett earlier this week and welcomed cameras in the courtroom. "Mr. Kelly wants this to be an open and transparent process," said attorney Steve Greenberg. "So far there have been rumors, there have been allegations ... but with cameras in the courtroom, everyone will see what ...

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