Email A woman is suing singer-songwriter R. Kelly for failure to disclose a sexually transmitted disease, and she accuses him of sexual battery. After a series of sexual misconduct allegations by former girlfriends, several music streaming services , including Spotify and Apple, removed Kelly's songs from their featured playlists. There is also a growing movement online muterkelly. Faith Rodgers says she was in a relationship with Kelly when she was 19, for nearly a year before leaving.
During that time she says Kelly instructed her to call him "daddy" and would lock her up for hours at a time. Rodgers says he even introduced her to one of the five women Kelly allegedly said he was "raising. The year-old said in March of last year, she met Kelly in San Antonio at a party after his concert.
And that was a red flag. You feel like, I'm chillin' with somebody I went to high school with," she replied. After two months of phone calls, texting, and FaceTiming she says Kelly flew her to New York to attend one of his shows and even paid for her hotel. The morning after the performance, she said Kelly visited her room. Not just, you know, he's demanding me to do this. And I didn't take off my clothes because why would I?
I just wasn't ready…. Sex isn't something, you know, I'm ready for," she said. According to Rodgers, she ultimately "submitted" to having sex, although says she didn't want to, and alleges Kelly recorded it on his iPad without her consent. So I was just waiting for it to be over," Rodgers said. And I told him… And he's like, 'You know, if you're really, you know, 16, that you can tell daddy, right?
And he was like, 'You know, you just look about 14, 15, or In April, she filed a criminal complaint with the Dallas Police Department and says under their advisement she recorded a phone call with Kelly, hoping he would admit to knowingly gave her an STD. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on Sept. Getty "What about my situation? I don't do that. I don't care what the situation is. And the child lock was on the car," she recalled.
Rodgers believes Kelly was priming her to join a group of women she says he lives and travels with. Some of them had been with him for 15 years," she said. He described these women as being his family.
Then he goes on to tell me, 'You know what? I love you because you remind me of them. In July of , Savage's parents held a news conference asking authorities to remove their daughter from Kelly's home. They believe she and several other girls were being controlled by Kelly and forced to perform sex acts as part of a cult.
Savage denied those claims to TMZ. I haven't been brainwashed," she told TMZ. For decades there have been questions concerning R.
Kelly and his relationship with underage girls. In , he was acquitted on child pornography charges. Prosecutors alleged he made a sex tape with a girl around 14 years old. A BuzzFeed investigation details three women who say they were sexually abused by Kelly and were a part of a "sex cult. Amid the controversy to muterkelly, in late April promoters cancelled a concert in Chicago, his hometown.
Despite nationwide protests at shows, the three-time Grammy winner is still performing. As for Rodgers, she hopes by coming forward she can help put an end to Kelly's long history of alleged abuse.
And he's telling me, you know, about his children, about his ex-wife…comparing himself to Michael Jackson and how, you know, how the media destroyed him. And he felt like that's that what was going on in his life.
But it could get worse. You know, I chose to walk away. What about the ones who don't walk away? Kelly's representatives and they said they have no comment on Rodgers' allegations or the new lawsuit. In a Washington Post article in April, a representative for Kelly said the singer "categorically denies all claims and allegations.