Depending on your age, you may remember Rodney King as the victim of a beating by the LAPD that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles race riots after the four perpetrating officers were acquitted, despite the brutal attack being caught on videotape.
Or you may recall his face from Celebrity Rehab and Sober House in which he worked with Dr. Drew to tackle his alcoholism and his demons with the beating and the riot that lasted four days and ended with 53 deaths, 2,383 injuries, more than 7,000 fires and damages to 3,100 businesses. Rachel Uchitel Sleeping With Jeremy London?
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Either way you know of it, Rodney's life has not been the easiest. But something good, and we are not talking about the settlement money, has come out of it all. King recently proposed to Cynthia Kelly, juror number five, who pushed to award Rodney a $3.8 million payout in a civil case against the city of Los Angeles.
This is the first time the engaged couple has gone public with their on-and-off relationship that began right after the trial ended when they were both married. Cynthia was not only discreet because of this but also because of the unwanted media scrutiny.
She is a godsend, a blessing in my life. I don't know what I would have done without her in my life... I can't wait to make her my wife!"
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