On Monday, Jerhonda Pace, a woman accusing R. Kelly of having an underage sexual relationship with her, appeared on The Real to tell her story.
Pace said that she lost her virginity to Kelly at the age of sixteen after attending every day of his trial for child pornography. She said that, after that initial encounter, she was brought to a woman who “trained” her on how to please Kelly sexually.
“The trainer — it’s a woman — and she trains you to please him sexually,” she said on the daytime talk show. “She trained me for everything I was doing. She told me how to please him and she also taught me what I like.”
“I got invited to his tour bus,” she continued. “So I went out there to his tour bus and you have him naked and you have her naked and I’m looking like, ‘Okay, what is this?’ Because Rob [Kelly] is the one who took my virginity. I was like, ‘Ummm, yeah, so what’s going on?’ And he’s like, ‘Don’t worry about it.’ I guess he saw that I was looking uneasy.”
“That’s when he told me to look at her and he said, ‘She’s going to teach you everything you need to know. So she’s going to please you.’ And he told me to remove my clothes and that’s when me and her engaged in sexual activity. She was doing everything. I didn’t know. I was 16.”
Pace went on to describe how Kelly was physically abusive and would sometimes lock the women living with him in a room for days. She was able to escape by telling Kelly that she wanted to grab a pair of shoes from her uncle’s house to prepare for a party. She then ran away with nothing but a cell phone.