R. Kelly’s lawyer compares the singer to Martin Luther King Jr. during closing arguments

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — R. Kelly’s lawyer compared the R&B superstar to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., during a fiery closing argument in Brooklyn Federal Court on Thursday. The comparison came at the beginning of Deveraux Cannick’s final address to the jury at Kelly’s sex trafficking trial. He said the singer and the Black minister both sought to uphold America’s Constitution and quoted from King’s famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. “Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech,” Cannick said. “Somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly.” “That’s all Robert is trying to do,” Cannick …

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