Unhappy, however not completely shocking…
On Tuesday, considered one of R. Kelly’s former live-in girlfriends claimed she wasn’t truthful when she defended the disgraced singer in an explosive 2019 interview with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King.
The admission got here when the lady — who recognized herself to King by title through the interview — testified anonymously within the performer’s federal racketeering trial utilizing a pseudonym. In her interview with King, the lady described a loving relationship between herself, Kelly, and the opposite lady.
However whereas talking in court docket on Tuesday, the lady mentioned the I Imagine I Can Fly artist was in reality pulling the strings the entire time. She claimed Kelly stayed on set whereas Gayle requested them questions, and he would cough “to tell us he was there” and ensure the 2 ladies backed up his denials of abuse. (On the time, King reported on CBS This Morning that Kelly was current and coughed at occasions when she interviewed girlfriends Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage.)
The girl mentioned in court docket that she would now describe her relationship with Kelly — whom she allegedly has not had contact with since January 2020 — as abusive, admitting she didn’t really feel that approach on the time.
The girl went on to assert that Kelly promised to advertise her music profession after they first began courting, however finally by no means adopted by way of along with his promise. She alleged he as soon as punished her by forcing her to have intercourse with a person nicknamed “Nephew” — who she claimed had additionally been “groomed” from a younger age — whereas the singer watched within the room.
The accuser additionally testified that the hitmaker advised her to not watch the 2019 Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, which noticed a number of ladies coming ahead with allegations of abuse from the Grammy winner. The girl claimed Kelly advised her they “have been to instantly change the channel” if the collection got here on the TV.
Kelly has been accused by federal prosecutors in New York of working a prison intercourse trafficking community made up of his managers, bodyguards, drivers, assistants, and others who recruited women and girls at concert events the place he was performing and different areas.
The 54-year-old has pleaded not responsible to all costs in opposition to him. His protection attorneys blasted the accusations as an overreach by feds, saying the relationships have been consensual and that the ladies loved the “notoriety of with the ability to inform their mates that they have been with a famous person.”
Kelly additionally has pending prison circumstances inand faces 10 years to life in jail if he’s convicted within the New York case.
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