R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison

R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday for racketeering and sex trafficking

Charges stemming from allegations that he abused women and children for nearly 30 years

Kelly has suffered a stunning fall after winning multiple Grammy Awards and releasing chart-topping music while avoiding sexual misconduct allegations for decades

In a Brooklyn federal court, he was handed one of the harshest punishments handed down since the #MeToo movement began

Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced earlier this week to 20 years for aiding financier Jeffrey Epstein 

In the sex trafficking of young women and underage girls. Harvey Weinstein received 23 years for felony rape

Former live-in girlfriends and employees testified during Kelly's trial in 2021 that he used his fame, wealth, and power to control and sexually abuse women

Kelly's rising allegations tested the loyalty of ardent fans who called him "King of R&B" and kept his music at the top of the charts