R. Kelly is about to hit the road for his upcoming “Double Up” tour, which starts on 14 November, but that doesn’t mean his child-pornography case will be on hold for the duration of his trek. In a hearing on Friday (November 2), a Chicago judge ruled that forensics expert Dr Sharon Cooper can testify at a hearing, to be held on 18 December, about the veracity of her methods to determine her claims that Kelly is the man on the sex tape.
Cooper has claimed she could identify him through the veins visible on his hands, and the hearing will be used to determine whether that method is acceptable in the scientific community at large. Cooper will also testify about how she determined the age of the victim on the tape, whom prosecutors say was 14 years old at the time of the alleged taping. Kelly will be in between show dates in Sacramento, California, and Chicago, and thus able to attend the hearing.