R. Kelly performs during The Buffet Tour at Allstate Arena on May 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.
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R. Kelly is facing yet another allegation of sexual misconduct, and this time the victim is accusing the R’n’B singer of infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease, as well as grooming her for his “sex cult.”
According to the New York Daily News, the woman was 19 when she began seeing Kelly last June. Last week the unidentified victim filed a complaint with the Dallas Police Department and is preparing a federal civil complaint.
Philadelphia-based Attorney Lee Merrit is representing the woman. Merrit said that his client ended her relationship with Kelly this February, but noted that said relationship was marked with “several forms of criminal misconduct,” by Kelly, including “unlawful restraint, furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor, and aggravated assault (per the alleged STD infection).”
The complaint also claims that Kelly was grooming the woman to join his alleged “sex cult,” detailing that she was told she would have to sign a contract and reveal sensitive information about herself and her family as “collateral.”
“As Kelly’s predatory, controlling and abusive behavior evolved, our client abruptly ended their relationship in February of 2018,” Merritt noted in the filing.
The gross allegations against Kelly tore through the news cycle due to a Buzzfeed article with interviews from parents Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage who claimed that their daughter Jocelyn was being held against her will at one of Kelly’s homes.
Since then, several women have come forward with allegations against the popular singer who seems immune to any repercussions. As for Kelly, 51, he continues to routinely deny these claims, with a representative for the singer saying that Kelly “categorically denies all claims and allegations,” relating to the new filing.
The woman in this case actually reached out on social media to the Savages, who praised her for going to the police. Timothy Savage called the woman “brave and courageous” for filing the complaint.
“Other girls have said it to us but they weren’t willing to speak up,” Savage said. “We need a witness to speak up. I hope this opens up some answers. We felt from the beginning that the reason he’s holding the girls is he has some kind of