Rodney King Engaged To Member Of Jury That Awarded Him $3.8 Million
Rodney King, the police beating victim who was awarded $3.8 million in a civil case against the city of Los Angeles, is engaged to marry one of the jurors who made the judgment.
For the first time, the lovebirds are revealing their on-and-off again secret romance and detailing how it blossomed almost as soon as the controversial civil trial ended.
At the time, both Kelley and King were married; they both later divorced.
“Our first date was the next day after the trial when Rodney’s lawyer and Rodney met me in a local pizzeria in Newport Beach,” revealed Kelley.
But the pair separated during King’s stay on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab
With Dr. Drew and didn’t reunite until four months ago, when he telephoned to ask if his former flame was still single.
“We hadn’t spoken to each other for many years, and it just so happened that we reconnected,” Kelley told us.
“It was like we were never apart from one another.”
Rodney, famous for saying, “Can’t we all just get along,” when there was rioting in Los Angles after a jury verdict acquitted the cops, is lucky she was on the jury.
“During deliberations, the other jurors said, ‘Let’s just award him $100,000, you know he’s just gonna blow it anyway’,” Kelley said.
“It was a blessing that I was even there, the other jurors didn’t want to give him anything.”
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