R. Kelly Accused Of Exploiting College Ladies For Years; First Trial To Start Later This 12 months
R. Kelly made certain the alleged sufferer in his sex tape case by no means spoke out by bribing her and her household with month-to-month funds, an prolonged journey overseas and a brand new SUV.
That’s in response to a brand new indictment in opposition to the disgraced singer, which accuses him of lavishing costly items and money on the unnamed girl and her household for 15 years in change for them not talking out in opposition to him in his first child sex abuse case in 2008. He was later acquitted in that case.
The feds stated Kelly ensured that the lady and her household couldn’t be discovered by authorities throughout that trial as a result of he’d shipped all of them off on an prolonged worldwide trip, in response to the indictment, which was obtained by BOSSIP.
Kelly additionally used his co-defendants to funnel month-to-month funds of $1,150 to the lady that was marked “Settlement,” despatched the lady’s father a verify for $30,000 and purchased the lady a brand new GMC Denali, Kelly’s new indictment says.
In change, the feds stated the lady lied to police about her interactions with the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer, whereas her father lied to a grand jury that his daughter wasn’t the lady pictured having intercourse with Kelly on the tape, the indictment states.
The feds stated within the late 90s, Kelly, 53, coerced the unidentified girl, recognized within the indictment as “Minor 1,” to have interaction in unlawful sexually specific acts whereas Kelly recorded them.
Kelly is dealing with a number of simultaneous lawsuits that accuse him of utilizing his energy, wealth and superstar to sexually exploit teenagers and younger ladies for years. On this particular case, federal prosecutors say he and his workers conspired to destroy recordings he’d made having intercourse with numerous underage women.
He has pled not responsible and is scheduled to move to trial later this 12 months.