R. Kelly's Lawyer From 2008 Trial Says Singer Was "Guilty As Hell" & Took Anti-Libido Shots
Ed Genson has spoken out against his former client.
Ed Genson served as Kelly’s attorney and helped the singer get acquitted of child pornography charges. Now, the 77-year-old, who is suffering from bile duct cancer, has admitted that Kelly was “guilty as hell” for the 2008 trial.
“I don’t think he’s done anything inappropriate for years,” Genson told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I’ll tell you a secret: I had him go to a doctor to get shots, libido-killing shots. That’s why he didn’t get arrested for anything else.”
From there, Genson discussed if he now feels ambivalent about keeping Kelly out of prison.
“I didn’t facilitate him. He had already done what he’d done,” Genson said. “I did facilitate him in the sense I kept him out of trouble for 10 years. I was vetting his records. I listened to them, which ones would make a judge mad.”
Another notable admission from Genson came toward the end of the report, where he revealed Kelly’s “Ignition” was the song that made him realize the singer was attracted to young girls.
“I was riding in the car, listening to a song and said, ‘Are you crazy? This is all I need.’ He re-wrote it,” Genson said. “It’s a song related to a guy driving around in a car with his girlfriend. It was originally a high school instructor in a class teaching people how to drive a car. I changed the words.”