In 2004 there was a horrific miscarriage of justice. We celebrate the Governor Bill Haslam who recognized that there was no such thing as a “teen” prostitute.
At the time of her arrest Ms. Brown was 16 years old and she was charged as an adult. Governor Haslam has set a precedence that will hopefully ignite other states to review arrest regarding prostitution for women that were minors at the time of their arrest. In the words of Haslam Transformation should be accompanied by hope.
The Dreamcatcher Foundation supports all victims who fell prey to R Kelly. We want them to know it’s not their fault! As in any case when an adult abuses a minor, we must hold the adult responsible not the child.
The public has ostracized and blamed the victims opposed to holding Mr. Kelly accountable for almost twenty years. These young black girls were represented as poor marginalized girls trying to get a paycheck. This behavior has existed for decades among popular musicians, actors, and known public figures. Enough is enough. Unfortunately sexual desire disorders come in all shapes and sizes; and R Kelly obviously suffers with some type of disorder. Because of his celebrity status focus was placed upon his victims instead of focus being placed upon the predator and his actions. We as a community must hold all abusers accountable and support all victims when it comes to situations such as Cytoni Brown and R. Kelly.