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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Feds Say They Found $1.2M Of R. Kelly's Money


Federal prosecutors say a bank account controlled by R&B singer R. Kelly received at least $1.2 million last year and was created shortly after the singer was charged with sex crimes in Cook County Circuit Court.

They also say Kelly opened the bank account in the name of a nominee, and, in recorded jail calls, the singer appears to have directed people to contact that person “to receive payments indirectly from Kelly.”

That, in part, is what prosecutors say investigators were looking into when they unexpectedly wound up with bank records belonging to an attorney representing R. Kelly in federal court in Brooklyn. Kelly’s defense team accused the feds last month of an “unreasonable, intimidating, and harassing fishing expedition into the records of Mr. Kelly’s current counsel.”

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Will R. Kelly Escape Prison?


R. Kelly is doing a very good job right now, but the big question is, Will R. Kelly Escape Prison? Only time will tell.

Not only has R. Kelly been avoiding any more jail time, he has also be complying with his child support payments. Seems they tried they best to make Kellz look stupid by saying he can't read or write.

Lets kick all that b.s. out of the door. Are they just mad R. Kelly is standing his ground as a man? The media seems to enjoy making the r&b star look bad, but it's OK, that's why were here.


In related news, Cook County Judge Moira Johnson on Wednesday ruled that a sexual abuse lawsuit not tied to the child support case against Kelly will move forward.

The judgment was made by default after R. Kelly did not respond to the suit. His lawyers revealed that wasn’t able to do so because he was illiterate, detailing that he couldn’t read the papers that were served.

Now wait a minute, I had to laugh at this one. That just killed me over and over again. On March 6, R. Kelly was arrested for not paying $161,633 that he owed Andrea. He was released three days later after an anonymous person posted his bail.

R. Kelly avoided jail time on Wednesday by paying up to $62,000 in back child support (for March, April and May) to his ex-wife Andrea Kelly.

How do you feel R. Kelly is standing? Could he end up convicted like Bill Cosby? Do things look good or bad? The Wrap-Up Magazine wants to hear what you have to say!

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According to TMZ, Kelly and his associates are in the process of launching Surviving Lies, a new website that will supposedly debunk and discredit the singer’s many accusers. The site isn’t yet live, but its corresponding Facebook account is up and running and offers a look at how low Kelly is willing to go to prove his innocence.

A number of prominent musicians came forward in support of Kelly’s alleged victims. John Legend condemned the singer as a “serial child rapist” (which just may land him a lawsuit). Chance the Rapper also distanced himself from Kelly, saying that collaborating with the singer “was a mistake.”

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Why Is They Making Another "Surviving R. Kelly" For?


Although this new series is keeping the conversation open, I don't know if this series will help R. Kelly or bring him down more. This new "Surviving R. Kelly" series seems to come with a twist to it.

Haven't they already done enough to punish R. Kelly and his musical career? He has loss almost everything including royalties and now Lifetime wants to come with more stories that may or may not be true.

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The original six-hour docuseries scored more than 26 million viewers and renewed interest in allegations of sexual misconduct by the singer. In it several of Kelly's alleged victims and their families shared their stories.

Lifetime has premiered a trailer for its sequel documentary series Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning: The follow-up to the much-watched, Emmy-nominated Surviving R. Kelly series debuts January 2 and will air on three consecutive nights.

Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning confronts everything that has happened in the aftermath of Lifetime's first documentary. Drea Kelly says the new official trailer for "Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning" is misleading to audiences.

The new series makes it seems as some of the female accusers were also helping R. Kelly in what was suppose to be going on. It's interesting because another notable person is featured in the new trailer -- Kelly accuser, Lisa Van Allen. However, she also told us herself she has nothing to do with 'Surviving Part II' because she's not pleased with how Lifetime has been handling the subject matter.


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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

R. Kelly Breaks His Silence In New Interview


R. Kelly has erupted in this new interview. It sounds in so many words that R. Kelly may have told on himself just before its time for court to begin for this case.

After watching Surviving R. Kelly and watching this interview, even I have to say R. Kelly is guilty. This could be the end of R. Kelly career without a question. Kelly is playing the victim in this exclusive interview.

In an explosive interview, R. Kelly is breaking his silence about the sexual abuse charges that landed him in jail last month. The embattled R&B singer spoke with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King for nearly 80 minutes Tuesday. He said all the women now accusing him of physical and sexual abuse are lying.




In his first interview since his arrest last month on charges of sexual abuse, embattled R&B singer R. Kelly lashed out on “CBS This Morning.” R. Kelly has officially mounted his defense against years of accusations that he has sexually abused multiple women, many of them minors.

In his first interview since he was jailed last month, R. Kelly says the charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse are all lies. The singer spoke with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King for nearly 80 minutes Tuesday. 

He strongly denied having sex with underage girls or doing anything illegal. King asked Kelly about his rough childhood and his story of surviving years of sexual abuse. He also discussed how the allegation against him could affect his personal life and career. Jericka Duncan, who has covered the allegations of abuse against R. Kelly, also weighs in.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Should R. Kelly Still Be Named King Of R&B?


Although everything that surrounds R. Kelly today is controversy, how can you deny the King of R&B his spot? What artist carry more hits than Kellz? R. Kelly has been named by fans consistently as they engaged in the debate over which male artist currently sits on the throne.

Even legendary comedian Dave Chappelle jumped in to add his insight into the discussion. Captured on Instagram, Chappelle acknowledged R. Kelly as the undisputed “King of R&B.” Jacquees is undoubtedly making some incredible music right now, with his 2018 album '4275' seeing him work alongside the likes of Chris Brown, and Jagged Edge.

Understanding Michael Jackson and R. Kelly's Hit "You Are Not Alone"

R. Kelly is an artist that has more than the average tumultuous past. R. Kelly is considered one of the most successful R&B artists of all time. He was once a white-hot hitmaker that most artists clamored to work with.

He is credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop, earning the nicknames "King of R&B" and "King of Pop-Soul". A native of Chicago, R. Kelly began street performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, Kelly went solo with the album 12 Play.


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So should R. Kelly still be named the King of R&B? No matter what has happened, his music has lived in families homes for years and will continue. There is no way anyone can just mute his music.

Leave your comments and thoughts below on this topic. Lets have a debate about this.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Understanding Michael Jackson and R. Kelly's Hit "You Are Not Alone"


We need to teach our youth the true on were music they listen to comes from. I know Michael Jackson and R Kelly true fans know which song I am talking about. "You Are Not Alone" was one of Michael's greatest hits that was written by R Kelly himself.

The R&B ballad was written by American R&B singer R. Kelly for Michael Jackson in response to difficult times in his own personal life. Kelly sent a bare demo tape to Jackson, who liked the song and decided to produce it with him in Chicago.

The song was a commercial success. It holds a Guinness World Record as the first song in the 37-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at number one, and was later certified platinum by the RIAA.

Although the song was written by Kelly, Jackson was adamant that the production should be a collaborative effort among the two musicians. The tape sent to him had no harmony or modulations, so Jackson added a choir in the final portion and added a sense of climax and structure to the final piece.

R. Kelly recorded his own version of the song and put it on his critically acclaimed 2010 album Love Letter, he recorded it as a tribute to Jackson following his death. The song was a hidden bonus song on the album, shown as the final song on the album's track list. The song starts with Kelly paying tribute to Michael Jackson, saying "In loving memories of my hero... MJ".


Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” is creepier and sadder than you think. The majority of Michael Jackson’s 13 chart-topping solo hits are more than mere songs. They’re audio companions to videos etched into the hearts and minds of those old enough to remember The King Of Pop during his mighty reign.

Lounging semi-nude on a temple set that looks like something out of a porno, or maybe an orientation film at a discount day spa, MJ and his bride cuddle and giggle yet never actually kiss. There’s obvious affection but zero sexual chemistry.

R. Kelly wrote “You Are Not Alone” especially for Jackson, and he even went so far as to imitate Jackson’s quavering vocals in his demo. But the most shocking allegation came from a woman named Lizzette Martinez, who said that Michael Jackson’s hit “You Are Not Alone,” written by Kelly, is based on the sexual relationship she and Kelly had when she was just a teenager.

Backup singer Jovante Cunningham didn’t confirm Martinez’s account, but she did say that Kelly’s songs are grounded in reality. “In hindsight, all of the songs, they’re real stories,” said Cunningham. “They’re about different people during those times and different situations that were occurring with him. So, ‘Your Body’s Callin’, ‘Sex Me’, those are real stories. ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number.’ He meant that.”

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Top 5 Best R. Kelly Songs


Let's not think about all the controversy surrounding R. Kelly at the moment and let's take time to reflect back on his career. R. Kelly has made many hit songs since his rise to fame, so now The Wrap-Up Magazine would like to introduce Kellz Top 5 best music videos.

Robert Kelly is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement.

Sit back and watch some of the best music videos from the R&B singer and be sure to leave a comment below!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

I'm Sure R. Kelly Ain't Trying To Hurt The Jurors In The Case


Is this another attempt by the Feds to put a strain on the R&B star R. Kelly? The feds in R. Kelly's case want to keep potential jurors protected -- even by armed guards, at times, because they feel Kelly's legal team poses a threat to jurors, but the singer's team's not having it.

The feds filed legal docs in the Eastern District of NY requesting the jurors remain anonymous and partially sequestered because they fear Kelly's team could mess with the jurors.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, the feds say they want the jurors' identities, addresses and places of employment to be kept under wraps from the defense and prosecutors. They also want the U.S. Marshals to escort the jury in and out of the courthouse, and make the jurors eat lunch together so they're not bombarded by intense media coverage.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Will The Feds Screw R. Kelly By Allowing The Medical Records Into The Case?


It seems as if the Feds are trying to use R. Kelly financial, and medical records to ensure his lock-up. The prosecutors have asked a judge to keep the materials under seal so that the process of poring over the evidence could be expedited.

R. Kelly is accused of racketeering and the sexual exploitation of children. He allegedly sexually exploited at least five girls and women since January 1999 in Illinois, California, New York, Connecticut and other States they claim.

Federal prosecutors did not provide any details as to exactly what is included in those materials other than they are financial and medical documents.

At the end of the day, these allegations have been swirling around for over 20 years so it seems more than likely that he is guilty of the crimes he's been accused of. Over the past few years, new allegations of the singer exposing his alleged victims to STDs have swirled around.

Aside from his medical records, the feds are digging up dirt on R. Kelly to make sure he's put behind bars. The government said they have bank statements, airline, Uber and hotel receipts that seem to prove the singer and his team flew girls from state to state.

Although he's maintained his innocence, not many others are buying it. His own crisis manager had to step down after saying he wouldn't leave Kelly alone with his daughter. However, Kelly is doing everything he can to come out victorious in the case.

R. Kelly's facing dozens of sex abuse charges right now after new indictments were unsealed last month. Kelly's facing both federal and state charges in relation to alleged sex crimes.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

R. Kelly Has Been Indicted


I can't believe it myself! R. Kelly was charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual abuse involving multiple victims in a Chicago court Friday after decades of rumors and allegations that the R&B star was abusing women and underage girls.

Kelly has denied allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for decades. Neither Kelly’s legal representative nor the Cook County prosecutor's office immediately responded to Fox News’ request for comment on the charges.

Top 5 Best R. Kelly Songs

The singer, whose full name is Robert Kelly, is one of the top-selling recording artists of all time. He has won multiple Grammys, including for his hit song "I Believe I Can Fly." His arrest sets the stage for another #MeToo-era celebrity trial after Bill Cosby went to prison last year, as former Hollywood studio boss Harvey Weinstein is awaiting trial.

Kelly was charged a week after Michael Avenatti, the attorney whose clients have included porn star Stormy Daniels, said he recently gave Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of the singer having sex with an underage girl. It was not immediately clear if the charges were connected to that video.

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In 2008, a jury acquitted Kelly of child pornography charges over a graphic video that prosecutors said showed him having sex with a girl as young as 13. He and the young woman allegedly depicted with him denied they were in the 27-minute video, even though the picture quality was good and witnesses testified it was them, and she did not take the stand. Kelly could have gotten 15 years in prison.

Kelly has been accused of holding women and girls against their will in Chicago, where he has a recording studio, and Georgia, where he has property.

Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenberg, said earlier this year that his client was the victim of a TV hit piece and that Kelly "never knowingly had sex with an underage woman, he never forced anyone to do anything, he never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone."

Despite accusations that span decades, the singer and songwriter who rose from poverty on Chicago's South Side has retained a sizable following. He has written numerous hits for himself and other artists, including Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. His collaborators have included Jay-Z and Usher.

Kelly broke into the R&B scene in 1993 with his first solo album, "12 Play," which produced such popular sex-themed songs as "Bump N' Grind" and "Your Body's Callin'."

Months after those successes, the then-27-year-old Kelly faced allegations he married 15-year-old Aaliyah, the R&B star who later died in a plane crash in the Bahamas. Kelly was the lead songwriter and producer of Aaliyah's 1994 debut album.

Kelly and Aaliyah never confirmed the marriage, though Vibe magazine published a copy of the purported marriage license. Court documents later obtained by The Chicago Sun-Times showed Aaliyah admitted lying about her age on the license.

Jim DeRogatis, a longtime music critic for the Sun-Times, played a key role in drawing the attention of law enforcement to Kelly. In 2002, he received the sex tape in the mail that was central to Kelly's 2008 trial. He turned it over to prosecutors. In 2017, DeRogatis wrote a story for BuzzFeed about the allegations Kelly was holding women against their will in Georgia.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

If R. Kelly Was Released Today, How Would You React?


If R. Kelly was set free today, how would your react to him being released from jail?

R&B singer R. Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge Thursday to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges, a court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind bars put Kelly’s life at risk.

For more than two decades, R&B singer R. Kelly has faced allegations of sexual abuse. The stories go back to the start of his career in the 1990s, with many centering around the alleged predatory pursuit of teenage girls.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Is The Media Turning R. Kelly Girlfriends Against Him?


It seems as if everyone is turning a blind eye to R. Kelly these days. One of R. Kelly's longtime live-in girlfriends has had enough of the circus surrounding his myriad of federal and state legal battles.

Azriel Clary tell us she recently got her own place in Chicago and is no longer living with Joycelyn Savage. We're told Azriel wanted to distance herself from the ongoing Kelly saga -- including Joycelyn's fake Patreon page -- and focus on her life.

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Azriel does still support R. Kelly, but being in the condo with Joycelyn and being immersed in the drama at all times became too much. Azriel is making money to support herself through a TV project and modeling gigs.

R. Kelly's other girlfriend, Joycelyn Savage, made a statement in full support of the singer. Savage claimed she wasn't the one behind the pay account that claimed to have info on Kelly.

Also See: Will The Feds Screw R. Kelly?

So if R. Kelly girlfriends support him and say that they are not victims in this case, then why are the police and family of the girls trying to bring him down? It seems as if the media is behind a'lot of this. It seems as if everyone one is looking for that next story to put behind their website.


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Dame Dash Talks Jay-Z, Aaliyah And R. Kelly


Dame Dash and Jay-Z's falling out, which led to the demise of the Roc-A-Fella record label, was at least partially influenced by Hov working with R. Kelly on The Best of Both Worlds album released in 2002.

Dame dated R&B singer Aaliyah from 2000 to 2001, six years after she was infamously married to R. Kelly at the age of 15, so his feelings about Kelly may run deeper than the casual observer. In an interview with Kenyatta Griggs of Hip Hop Motivation posted on Saturday (Jan. 5), the mogul talked about how the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries took an extra toll on him because of his relationship with the late singer, who died in a plane crash in August 2001.

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"I watched some of it yesterday, as much as I could tolerate," Dash said around 10 minutes into the talk. "I'm not gonna lie, as a human, I was tight. And I was tight about a couple things. Number one: There was a girl when she was even trying to talk about it and she couldn't, and I remember Aaliyah trying to talk about it and she couldn’t. You know, she would just leave it at, 'That dude's a bad man.'"

He added, "I didn’t really want to know what he did, to the extent that I might feel the need to, you know, just deal with it because that's what a man does. But it was so much hurt for her to revisit it. It was like, I wouldn't want to revisit it without a professional. Whatever got done was terrible."

Dame followed up by recalling how Hov working with Kelz after knowing about what happened with Kelly and Aaliyah made him separate himself from the project altogether. The album came out just a month after R. Kelly's "sex tape" with an underage girl leaked.

"To be honest, if you remember The Best of Both Worlds, you don't see my name on that," Dame confirmed. "I never wanted no parts of that."
The disagreement was one of the factors that led to the end of the label.

"The thing I didn't understand is, I was like, I know I'm not fuckin' with that. And because of the moral challenge and him choosing one way, I knew, morally, we weren't the same," Dash said of Jigga's decision. "So, to me, Roc-a-Fella was defunct. It was over. I couldn't fuck with it. It was something that, to me—I don't wanna say 'unforgivable,' but I couldn't understand it."


Check out Dame's entire interview below.


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Thursday, March 26, 2020

How Many Attempts Are They Going To Take To Bring Down R. Kelly


I don't know what the FEDs and the media are trying to achieve by trying to bring down the King of R&B, but so far, every attempt has been unsuccessful. From having so called medical records, to new victims coming out of the wood work, how much does it take to bring down one man.

Singer R. Kelly allegedly gave a 19-year-old fan a sexually transmitted disease by having unprotected sex with her despite knowing that he had herpes, new court documents claim. I'm like. com-on, are they doing everything to make R. Kelly look bad or not? This is just a bad look for the singer.

So recently, new documents was filed in Brooklyn Federal Court, that went on to claim that Kelly met with Doe after the performance at a hotel room that he booked for her and had unprotected sex with her.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

What If R. Kelly Is Found Innocent?


It's been seven times the embattled singer has been arraigned on sexual abuse-related charges in a little more than a year.

The new indictment adds several allegations of abuse involving a victim referred to only as Jane Doe 5. Two of the new counts carry mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years in prison if convicted, according to prosecutors.

But what if R. Kelly is found innocent through all this or the case gets thrown out due to lack of evidence? Does this mean R. Kelly gets to sue the justice system along with the people who helped to bring him down?

Monday, August 3, 2020

Ohio Producer Talks How R. Kelly's Music Will Last In Our Hearts Forever


Ohio rapper/producer Gansta Marcus has something he wants to say about R. Kelly, his music, and what the future could hold for the r&b superstar out of Chicago.

"Lets start off by saying that Kellz is more than just music, he is a man with feelings and a family. All this has taken its toll on the artist and his daughter. R. Kelly is also the first music artist to play professional basketball."

Since the 1990s, R. Kelly has been the subject of numerous allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct, often with underage girls, all charges he denies. In 2002, he was indicted on 13 counts of child pornography, but was acquitted of all charges in 2008.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Why Is Everyone Trying To Bring Down R. Kelly?


One thing that we all know for certain, no matter what happens to R. Kelly in court, his music will live on. He is locked up pending trial because he's been denied bail twice in the two federal cases, in New York and Illinois.

The R&B singer — who currently faces 18 federal charges related to the sexual abuse of girls and women — once again asserted his innocence, as he has for almost two decades. So why is everyone still after this man?

Since the three-night Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” that delved into the singer’s history of alleged physical and emotional abuse of women aired, some viewers have been wondering about Kelly’s family, particularly his children. I mean they are all in this mans business.

R. Kelly did face trial on multiple charges of child pornography but he was acquitted on all counts in the past. So why are we having this discussion again? Have you seen or heard about the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary, or the sexual abuse allegations against him? How has this news affected you or the way you now view R. Kelly?


While other celebrities might have tried to deflect the allegations, lawyers are turning down hundreds of thousands of dollars to take him on as a client.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Will More R. Kelly Victims Come Forward?


Now that R. Kelly may be under investigation again, will there be more victims who come forward with allegations they they star had sex with them at the time they were under age? I have a strong feeling more will come forward.

Even I who live in Ohio have heard of the parties that goes down in Chicago at R. Kelly's mansion. Although R. Kelly is under investigation in Georgia,  the singer is not being investigated in Chicago, another place he's faced numerous abuse allegations.

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At press conference on Tuesday (Jan. 8), State Attorney Kim Foxx asked R. Kelly victims to come forward and contact her office. She said that the allegations raised in the docuseries were “deeply disturbing.” "I was sickened as a mother, I was sickened as a prosecutor.”

Foxx said that her office have already been talking to two families of alleged victims that had been in contact with the R&B singer within the last few years. Both victims are over the age of 18, she added.

Apparently, Georgia authorities have been contacting some of R. Kelly's alleged victims from the docuseries, including Asante McGee. If you recall, she reportedly escaped from Kelly's Georgia home where she lived as a member of an alleged cult.

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Friday, May 1, 2020

R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty


R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to a set of federal sex-trafficking charges leveraged against him in New York in mid-March, including those that he knowingly spread herpes to two people. He entered the plea via teleconference from a Chicago federal jail on Thursday.

As the coronavirus pandemic has escalated, Kelly has requested early release from prison twice, and was most recently denied on April 22. Kelly was indicted on multiple state and federal sex-abuse charges in New York, Illinois, and Minnesota last year. He has so far pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Feds Are Saying R. Kelly Paid Someone To Attack Him


Feds are up to no good again in the R. Kelly case. After recent news that R. Kelly was attacked while behind bars, the Feds are saying the prisoners was paid through a unknown source for the attack to happen.

Here is the story:

Doug Anton, an attorney for Kelly, told CNN that the singer's legal team had been advised by the US Attorney's Office that the singer was on his bed in his cell Tuesday at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center when another inmate came in and started to punch him.

Guards at the federal facility stopped the assault almost immediately, according to Anton. Anton said that R. Kelly did not sustain any injuries and that X-rays did not reveal any fractures. 

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