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."
"That’s when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets. He calls them his pets."
Jones then alleged that Kelly had forced the young girl to "crawl on the floor" and then to perform oral sex on her. He allegedly said at the time: "This is my f****** pet, I trained her. She’s going to teach you how to be with me."
62. What's your favourite song by R. Kelly? pic.twitter.com/qm59FB8oFB— Tshegofatso🌻 (@Rakgadi_Tshego) April 13, 2018
She told The Rolling Stone magazine in a 2017 interview about the same incident, in the documentary she said that Kelly had brought the young girl to meet her completely naked.
Jones was 27-years-old when this incident allegedly took place. She has not said how old the other woman was at the time.
R. Kelly has denied for a long time that he did anything wrong and has also said previously that he would work hard to clear his name after Jones as well as a number of other women had accused him of starting a "cult".
Kelly supposedly controlled the women by telling them that they could be dressed only a certain way and he would also allegedly tell them when they could use their phones.
The family of one of the victims even came forward and said that Kelly had taken their daughter hostage and was keeping her as a sex slave.
Joycelyn Savage, the woman who was claimed to be Kellly's "sex slave" released a video after this and said that she was "totally fine".
Jones also said in the BBC documentary that Kelly used to allegedly control what she wore. She also claimed that Kelly had always wanted his girlfriends to be dressed up in ill-fitting sweatpants when in public so that other men wouldn't get attracted to them. She also said that if she did not do what he said, she would be "slapped".
R Kelly refuses to go onstage at gig in Singapore after his name is misspelt ‘R Jelly’ on hundreds of tickets pic.twitter.com/qPDXCpt94a— Fake Showbiz News (@FakeShowbizNews) April 15, 2018
Three other people who were actively a part of Kelly's inner circle also took part in the BBC documentary.
One of Kelly's former backup dancers, Lovell Jones, said that Kelly was like a "Jeckyll and Hyde" character who was also "slightly perverted".
The members have also confirmed that the late singer, Aaliya, was only 15-years-old when Kelly, who was 27 at the time, married her in 1994.
i wanna start wearing an eye mask like r kelly everywhere i go pic.twitter.com/DQK6Puqdmj— K-800 (@K800VIRUS) April 10, 2018
The now-51-year-old Kelly has previously been acquitted of child pornography charges. He has also reportedly paid off some women in private cash settlements over sexual mistreatment.
Kitti Jones had met R. Kelly after he performed at a concert in Dallas, Texas, in 2011. She later moved in with him in Chicago after they started a relationship over text messages.
Jones said that she left the relationship after spending two years with Kelly.
She described in detail in the 2017 interview with Rolling Stone about her relationship with the singer. She said: "He was like a drill sergeant even when he was pleasuring me."
"He was telling me how to bend my back or move my leg here. I'm like, 'Why is he directing it like this?'. It was very uncomfortable."
He had also allegedly told her about the girls he had "raised" before she even moved into the home in Chicago. She claimed that Kelly said that the girls would be in the same house with them.
She said in the interview: "He said, 'I have friends and I have girls I've raised'. I didn't know what he meant by "raised" at the time. He said, 'I eventually want you to meet them, but I want to make sure you're mentally ready for that'."
Jerondah Pace, who is now 25-years-old, is another woman who has claimed that Kelly abused her while he was keeping her in his home against her will. She was still a teen at that time.
She claimed that they had met when she was just 16 and had started having sex almost immediately after that. According to Pace, Kelly would make her dress up in a schoolgirl's outfit and would also make her tie her hair up in pigtails.
According to the families of other women, they are still being held against their will at properties across the country.
Kelly has constantly denied all the claims that have been made against him.