Press for Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly


Jim DeRogatis has been covering R. Kelly’s alleged abuse for nearly two decades. He’s not done yet: The Washington Post


‘Soulless’ by Jim DeRogatis: R. Kelly’s ‘problem’ — and injustice to black women: The Philadelphia Inquirer


R. Kelly Wants Power, Not ‘Help’: A new book about the singer’s alleged sex crimes, written by the journalist Jim DeRogatis, further challenges the facade of Kelly’s despondence: The Atlantic


‘Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly’: Everything we learned from the shocking new book: USA Today


New & Noteworthy, From R. Kelly to White House Corruption: The New York Times


R. Kelly Reporter Jim DeRogatis Talks Relentless Pursuit of ‘Serial Sexual Predator’: Rolling Stone


A journalist’s long pursuit of justice for R. Kelly’s accusers: The Boston Globe


‘Soulless’ Author Jim DeRogatis Talks 19 Years of Reporting R. Kelly, Latest Charges and More: Variety


#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke, ‘Soulless’ Author Jim DeRogatis Talk R. Kelly Allegations: Variety


‘Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly’ Panel Further Exposes The Cold, Hard Truths About The R&B Icon: BET


“He is both shrewd and smart and stupid” – journalist Jim DeRogatis on his explosive new R Kelly book: NME


Who enabled accused sexual predators R. Kelly and Jeffrey Epstein? We did: The Los Angeles Times


“We all need to be investigative critics”: Music journalist Jim DeRogatis on R. Kelly, denial, and truth in the age of #MeToo: Nieman Reports


Jim DeRogatis, who spent nearly 20 years exposing R. Kelly, was joined by activists Tarana Burke and Jamilah Lemieux to discuss ‘the ways that we are complicit’ in the Kelly saga: The Daily Beast


#MuteRKelly Founders Honored at Evening of Impact: The Chicago Defender


10 Books We’re Dying To Toss Into Our Summer Totes: Essence


Author makes his case about R. Kelly: Hyde Park Herald


Soulless author Jim DeRogatis explains the case against R. Kelly: Entertainment Weekly


Black Women Felt Industry Pressure Not to Speak Out Against R. Kelly: New York/Vulture


R. Kelly Reporter Jim DeRogatis Never Wants to Hear Another ‘Pee Tape’ Joke: Vulture/New York


8 Disturbing R. Kelly Revelations Detailed in New Book: Vulture/New York


Jim DeRogatis again makes his case against R. Kelly, Chicago’s legal system and the public in ‘Soulless’: The Chicago Tribune


Column: With both R. Kelly and Jeffrey Epstein, it takes a village: The Chicago Tribune


How the Media Helped R. Kelly: Columbia Journalism Review


In ‘Soulless,’ A Journalist Takes On R. Kelly And The Business That Made Him A Star:


Jim DeRogatis has covered R. Kelly for two decades but his work isn’t done: The reporter and critic on his new book Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly and why it’s taken the world so long to catch up: The Fader


Jim DeRogatis broke the R. Kelly story in 2000. Now he’s compiled a damning case against Kelly: Vox


‘Soulless’: The Definitive Case Against R. Kelly, From Statutory Rape Allegations to Broken Dreams: The Daily Beast


Jim DeRogatis’ blistering ‘Soulless’ bolsters the case against R. Kelly: The Houston Chronicle


Jim DeRogatis’ Soulless Is a Damning Look at Why It Took So Long For R. Kelly to Fall: Pitchfork


Journalist Jim DeRogatis reveals why it took so long for the case against R. Kelly to stick: The Chicago Reader


The Conversation: Jim DeRogatis discusses “Soulless—The Case Against R. Kelly”: New City


Lit 50: Who Really Books In Chicago 2019: New City


Journalist vindicated after 18-year battle to expose R. Kelly: The New York Post


From R. Kelly to As I Lay Dying, Music Industry Grapples With Problematic Artists: Pollstar


When getting the story means years of threats, even bullets: Christian Science Monitor


SOULLESS: The Case Against R. Kelly: Kirkus Reviews


‘Almost Famous’ Lester Bangs’ legacy to be celebrated by his biographer, Jim DeRogatis, at Grossmont College: San Diego Union Tribune


‘Soulless’ sets out R. Kelly’s abuse of girls: The Chicago Sun-Times


Troy Reimink: ‘Soulless’ exposes R. Kelly’s abuses, industry: Traverse City Record Eagle


Journalist who first broke R. Kelly sexual abuse allegations talks life, work at DePaul event: The DePaulia


Pissed on his parade: Journalist who exposed R. Kelly takes the stage at First Person Arts Festival: Philadelphia Weekly





R. Kelly reporter Jim DeRogatis: “Every system of Chicago has failed dozens of young black women”: CBS This Morning


Is R. Kelly the ‘worst predator’ in the history of pop music? PBS Newshour


Jim DeRogatis: Money and race played a factor in R. Kelly case: MSNBC


Reporter Who Broke R. Kelly Story: Abuse Was In ‘Full View Of The World’: Fresh Air, NPR


All of It, WNYC


WTTW Chicago Tonight


Jim DeRogatis Says You Can’t Separate Art from Artisty with R. Kelly: Newsy


Investigative reporter Jim DeRogatis: R Kelly is ‘the worst predator in the history of popular music’: BBC Channel Four News


 Jim DeRogatis: The thorn in R. Kelly’s side: BBC


Rick Kogan, WGN Radio


John Williams, WGN Radio


The Case Against R. Kelly: Jim DeRogatis in Conversation: Chicago Humanities Festival


Jim DeRogatis on new R. Kelly federal charges: WGN News


The Tip Off podcast Ep.32 “Brother needs help”


Dan Le Batard podcast ESPN




Kelly and the Damage Done: The New Yorker


Jim DeRogatis’ ‘Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly’: Exclusive Book Excerpt: Billboard


Jim DeRogatis’ ‘Soulless’ Excerpts Give Chilling Insight On R. Kelly Allegations: VIBE


How The Story Of R. Kelly’s “Sex Cult” Finally Went Public — And Quickly Exploded: Buzzfeed


Jim DeRogatis: Consuming the Art of a Predator is Always a Moral Choice: Lit Hub




Journalists on the ‘aha’ moments that changed the way they work: Columbia Journalism Review


Journalism largely failed in R. Kelly case, but Sun-Times reporters persisted: Gateway Journalism Review


  1. Kelly & Our Failure: Perfect Sound Forever


How Did The Media Get The R. Kelly Story So Wrong? The New York Times Led The Way: Buzzfeed


The Case Against R. Kelly is a Case Against Us: Lit Hub