R Kelly Facing Lawsuit Over STD And Sexual Assault Claims

R Kelly Facing Lawsuit Over STD And Sexual Assault Claims

R Kelly Facing Lawsuit Over STD And Sexual Assault Claims

R. Kelly is facing further sexual assault allegations with a new lawsuit filed against him for alleged abuse, the transmission of a sexual disease and false imprisonment.

Faith Rodgers said she first met Kelly, 51, at a concert in San Antonio, Texas, past year when she was 19, in an interview with "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday. The plaintiff also claims that the 51-year-old "mentally, physically, and verbally" abused her. His multiple chart-topping hits include "Bump N' Grind" and "I Believe I Can Fly".

Rodgers, who is now 20, says in the lawsuit that the singer famous for "I Believe I Can Fly" made arrangements for her to visit him in NY in May 2017 and "initiated unwanted sexual contact" with her there.

Rodgers claims the musician flew her out to one of his concerts in NY where she stayed at a hotel.

Representatives for Kelly declined comment on this story.

R Kelly is constantly denying the allegation and also the subsequent backlash from the Time's Up movement, "a greedy, conscious and malicious conspiracy to demean him, his family and the women with whom he spends his time".

Earlier this month the streaming service Spotify removed Kelly's music from all its playlists and algorithmic recommendations as part of its policy on hate content and hateful conduct.

TMZ reported that Rodgers claimed in her legal documents that she met the R&B legend in March of previous year in NYC.

'He has this type of intimidation right off the bat, so I was just waiting for it to be over, ' she added during her interview.

R. Kelly has been sued for sexual assault amid several weeks of bad press.

That case was settled out of court - as was a suit brought in 2001 by former Epic Records intern Tracy Sampson, who claimed she began a sexual relationship with the singer when she was 17. Rodgers said he even introduced her to one of five women Kelly allegedly said he was "raising". "I love you because you remind me of them'".

On other occasions, R Kelly instructed her to perform sexually while he filmed her on his iPad, she claims.

During that time, he 'willfully, deliberately and maliciously infected her with herpes'. I just was not ready for sex, ' she claims. "Some of them had been with him for 15 years", she said.

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