Client Kitti Jones was recently featured on the TODAY show with Megyn Kelly detailing her experiences of domestic abuse, starvation, and survival with singer R. Kelly. If you haven't read Kitti's book "I Was Somebody Before This." please take a moment to watch this short clip, her story of survival and strength really give perspective to what you have been hearing in the news.
I was mentioned by RollingStone.com after Times Up officially launched a campaign joining forces with the #MuteRKelly movement to demand industry action and consumer activism against the R&B singer who has yet to face repercussions despite decades worth of evidence and countless survivors including client Kitti Jones detailing the abuse, starvation, and sexual assault at the hands of Kelly. I am a proud member of Times Up and applaud their Women of Color working group for putting R Kelly at the top of their action list.
Kelly's team responded to the campaign comparing the efforts to a public lynching of a black man of which Rollings Stone cover the opinion of myself, Ms. Jones, and others. Find out my thoughts and read the full article here:
Many thanks to Essence for allowing me to share my thoughts on the ongoing silencing of Black survivors of abuse. From the nasty comments posted in blogs about my client, Kitti Jones, and on others about Lupita Nyong'o, extending to the blind eye our sisters, aunts, nieces, and coworkers receive from authorities and family when reporting abuse.
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Rolling Stone sat down with my client Kitti Jones and released an indepth profile of her harrowing experience with R&B singer R. Kelly.
I want to commend Kitti for her bravery in stepping forward and no longer protecting her abuser by staying silent. I want to also sincerely thank Jason Newman and the staff at Rolling Stone for the care and depth they took to highlight my client's experience.
Her is experience is only unique in that it involves a celebrity. We all saw the #MeToo hashtags litter our timelines. Thousands experience physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse everyday.
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