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Jim DeRogatis on Why ‘Monster’ R. Kelly Keeps Getting Free Media Pass

RKellyBlackPantiesThere’s some powerful history bonding Village Voice contributor Jessica Hopper to Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who some 15 years ago as a music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times exposed R. Kelly‘s shocking indiscretions with underage girls. The rapper was later acquitted.

Hopper recalls her feuding with DeRogatis and what it led to:

DeRogatis approached me offline and told me about how one of Kelly’s victims called him in the middle of the night after his Pitchfork [festival] review came out, to thank him for caring when no one else did. He told me of mothers crying on his shoulder, seeing the scars of a suicide attempt on a girl’s wrists, the fear in their eyes. He detailed an aftermath that the public has never had to bear witness to.

DeRogatis, now a teacher at Columbia College and host of a public radio show, remains steadfast. The media has and continues to ignore a story that is right under their noses:

“Rapes, plural. It is on record. Rapes in the dozen. So stop hedging your words, and when you tell me what a brilliant ode to pussy Black Panties is, then realize that the next sentence should say: ‘This, from a man who has committed numerous rapes.’ The guy was a monster! Just say it! We do have a justice system and he was acquitted. OK, fine. And these other women took the civil lawsuit route.”

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