A new multi-part BBC documentary about the singer titled 'R. Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes' has in-depth interviews with some of his alleged victims
R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly has been confronted with new sexual harassment claims. This has added to the list of other women who have come forward claiming he sexually harassed them but this one has a slight twist.
The 'I believe I can fly' hitmaker was accused by a woman in Texas of giving her a sexually transmitted disease (STD) while they were in an eight month relationship together.
The Washington Post reported that the woman was 19-years-old when the relationship started.
On Saturday’s we 🏀 pic.twitter.com/QWvETf1QJD— R. Kelly (@rkelly) April 14, 2018
The Dallas Police Department said that the woman filed a complaint with them last week and is currently in the middle of putting together a civil complaint against the singer.
The singer denied all the claims through his representative. R. Kelly's representative told the publication that the singer-songwriter "categorically denies all claims and allegations" that are related to the new complaint.
Lee Merritt, the woman's attorney, released a statement, claiming that the woman met the singer in June 2017 and that their relationship came to an end in February 2018.
The woman has alleged that Kelly infected her with an STD in Dallas in December.
...it’s the freakin weekend, baby I’m bout to have me some fun 🎶 pic.twitter.com/UIiah2pduh— R. Kelly (@rkelly) April 14, 2018
According to the statement that was acquired by the Washington Post, Kelly was in Dallas at the time the woman claimed she got the STD. He was there at the Music Hall at Fair Park for a concert.
The woman's attorney also claimed that she had fallen victim to certain other forms of criminal misconduct by the singer which included "unlawful restraint and furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor".
The statement said: "These offenses occurred while our client was being groomed to join Kelly’s sex cult." Kelly had, according to the attorney's statement, introduced the woman to the cult while they were still in a relationship.
Hello 🌎 pic.twitter.com/7Z3shH15dX— R. Kelly (@rkelly) March 31, 2018
In March, one of Kelly's ex-girlfriends had spoken out about the singer's treatment of young girls whom he allegedly kept in his homes. She also alleged that the grooming happened so that the girls would become his "pets".
34-year-old Kitti Jones, spoke out at length about Kelly's relationships with women.
All these startling claims have been recorded on BBC's new multi-part documentary - R. Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes.
The woman spoke how Kelly called the girls he "raises" as "pets". She also spoke how she was introduced to one of these "pets" when she moved in with the singer in his Chicago home in 2013.
She said: "I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he trained since she was 14, those were his words. I saw that she was dressed like me, that she was saying the things I’d say and her mannerisms were like mine."
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