Pedophilia is the primary or exclusive sexual attraction by adults to prepubescent youths. A person with this attraction is called a pedophile. The term pedophile is used to denote an adult who is sexually attracted to adolescents or youths below the local age of consent, as well as those accused or convicted of child sexual abuse or child pornography related offenses.

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Marriage

Denial is a defense mechanism in which a person is faced with a fact that is too painful to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence. The subject may deny the reality of the unpleasant fact altogether (simple denial), admit the fact but deny its seriousness (minimisation) or admit both the fact and seriousness but deny responsibility. The concept of denial is particularly important to the study of addiction.

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Omar Thomas, a Kelly fan, voiced the sentiment that sweeps through certain segments of the black community when a high-profile black male is accused of sexual misconduct: Referring to the girl in the sex video, Thomas shouted that "She was promiscuous. She was a little slut." (Chicago Sun-Times)

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Wearing T-shirts that said, "R. Kelly, We Love You," and "We are Praying for You!" on the front and "Let he who is without sin cast a stone.–John 8-7," on the back, the women purport to represent Christian love and forgiveness.(Chicago Sun-Times)

Addiction is the recurring compulsion by an individual to engage in some specific activity, despite harmful consequences to the individual’s health, mental state or social life.

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R. Kelly’s Double Up debuted in May as the No. 1 selling album on both Billboard’s Top 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop album charts.

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Double Up is R. Kelly’s eighth top 5 debut and his fifth No. 1 album as a solo artist. It includes the first single "I’m A Flirt" and "Same Girl," a duet with Usher, that reached Top 10 status on urban radio.

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And despite his penchant for underage females, Kelly has sold in excess of 36 million albums worldwide.  He’s managed several multi-platinum albums, 12 Play – (6x), R. Kelly – (5x), R. – (8x), TP-2.COM – (4x), Chocolate Factory – (2x), Happy People/U Saved Me – (3x). R. Kelly has collected multiple Grammy, American Music, Billboard and Soul Train awards.

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Kelly has been nominated for two Grammys this year.