Reporter ordered to testify in R. Kelly trial
Jim DeRogatis gave police sex tape in 2002NEW YORK -- Chicago Sun-Times music critic Jim DeRogatis has been ordered to testify in R. Kelly's child pornography trial in Chicago.
Judge Vincent Gaughan on Friday rejected assertions from the Sun-Times' attorney that DeRogatis, who gave the sex tape at the center of the case to police in 2002 after receiving it anonymously in the mail, was protected by the Illinois reporter's privilege and the First Amendment.
However, the defense team will not be allowed to ask DeRogatis about how he got the tape or his sources. The reporter is expected to appeal Gaughan's ruling.