R Kelly faces fresh sexual misconduct allegation

0
12

R Kelly in 2015

Image copyright
Getty Images

Image caption

R Kelly is accused of “predatory, controlling and abusive behaviour”

R Kelly is facing a fresh allegation of sexual misconduct, from a former partner who claims he “intentionally” infected her with an STD in Dallas.

According to her lawyer, the unnamed woman was the victim of “unlawful restraint” during her 11-month relationship with the RB singer.

It is claimed that Kelly, 51, attempted to make the woman a member of the “sex cult” he is alleged to have run.

The Dallas Police Department has said it is looking into the allegation.

  • R Kelly denies holding women in ‘cult’
  • The history of allegations against R Kelly

In a statement issued in advance of a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, lawyer Lee Merritt claims his client was 19 when she and Kelly began a sexual relationship.

Mr Merritt goes on to accuse the singer of “predatory, controlling and abusive behaviour” and “furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor”.

Image copyright
Getty Images

Image caption

The singer has faced accusations of sexual misconduct since the 1990s

Kelly, best known in the UK for hits including I Believe I Can Fly, has faced numerous accusations of sexual misconduct, making indecent images of children and other offences.

Last year the singer – whose full name is Robert Kelly – denied allegations he was holding a number of young women in a so-called cult.

The Washington Post has quoted a representative for the singer as saying that he “categorically denies all claims and allegations”.

You may also be interested in:

  • McPartlin fined £86,000 for drink driving
  • Full Metal Jacket actor dies aged 74
  • Conchita Wurst reveals HIV diagnosis

Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email

LEAVE A REPLY