R & B singer R. Kelly’s case took a turn for the worse yesterday when his own mole defense was used against him. Kelly’s attorney had argued that since the man in the sex video did not have a mole on his back, that man could not be Kelly. Brilliant defense, except the man in the video did have a mole. D’oh! According to the The Daily Mail
Video forensics expert Grant Fredericks froze several frames of the sex tape where a dark spot was visible on the man’s back. For comparison, Fredericks showed the jury a still photo taken of Kelly’s back after his arrest in 2002, revealing a dark fingernail sized mole. “There is a mark on the man’s back in the exact same position,” Fredericks said, referring to the tape.
Kelly and his attorneys looked grim and dejected during the expert’s testimony, while prosecutors looked pleased, appearing to smile as they sat at their courtroom table.
One Memorex VHS tape — $5.39. Two bottles of Schlitz for a full bladder when urinating on a thirteen-year old girl — $10.50. Attorney’s fees for statutory rape defense — in excess of $100,000. Your primary defense argument back-firing and proving the prosecution’s case — priceless. There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s maximum security prison.