Woman sues R. Kelly for giving her an STD when she was a teenager
A woman is suing singer R. Kelly not only because he reportedly primed her to be a part of his “sex cult” while she was underage, but she says he also infected her with a sexually transmitted disease.
Last week, the woman filed a civil lawsuit against Kelly with the Dallas Police Department, according to the New York Daily News. The unnamed woman’s attorney, Lee Merritt, said the woman was only 19 when she slept with Kelly sometime last June but just recently ended the relationship in February.
In the lawsuit, the woman names a number of crimes Kelly allegedly conducted—from giving minors illegal drugs and alcohol, unlawful restraint, and “aggravated assault (via the referenced intentional STD infection).”
The woman claims she was a member of Kelly’s exclusive “sex cult,” where he lured young girls in with promises of fame and fortune. As a member, she says she had to divulge confidential information about herself and her family as collateral. She also signed a contract. According to Kelly’s reps, he denies all allegations.
Kelly’s Wicked Past
The newest allegation continues a pattern of complaints of misconduct that has resurfaced against the disgraced singer in recent months following a documentary titled R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes.
The documentary outlines a number of shocking claims from women who said Kelly slept with them while underage, forced them to be a part of his sex cult.
One woman, Jerhonda Pace, said that Kelly took her virginity at age 16 and he had another woman groom her and show her how to sexually satisfy Kelly.
“The trainer — it’s a woman — and she trains you to please him sexually,” she said on the daytime talk show The Real.
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.
Others say Kelly controlled their every move, what they wore and who they interacted with. They claim they were cut off from the outside and couldn’t contact family members.