R&B star R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse, at least some involving minors. This statement was made by a Cook County court official on Friday.
The embattled singer who has dogged for decades by sexual abuse allegations involving underage women has eventually been charged to court with the date scheduled for March 8 in Chicago, where he resides, the official told AFP.
Oin addition with the previous women that came foward, there was a fresh addition to a slew of lurid allegations against the R&B superstar when two more women accused him of sexually assaulting them as teens. this victims were said to have come forward on thursday.
Latresa Scaff, 40, and Rochelle Washington, 39, told journalists in New York they met Kelly at a show’s after-party in Baltimore in the mid 90s. The singer had gave them alcohol and drugs before cornering them in his hotel room and demanding sex.
They were unable to recall the specific year of the concert but said it was either 1995 or 1996, adding Kelly’s security picked them out of the arena’s crowd.
At the after-party, they were alledgedly given cocaine, marijuana and alcohol and invited to Kelly’s hotel room. According to Scaff, who said a man with a walkie-talkie told them: “R. Kelly is getting ready to enter the room. Pull up your dresses.”
The artist, now 52, then came in wearing a shirt and jeans but with his genitals exposed.
Washington refused his advances and hid in the bathroom, but Scaff gave him oral sex and then had intercourse with him, “even though I did not have the capacity to consent,” she said.
Without providing further detail, Allred said some women she is representing fear video or audio recordings of their relations with Kelly may be circulating.
For decades the artist whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced lawsuits and accusations over child pornography, sex with minors, operating a sex cult and sexual battery.
“You have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide,” Allred said, referring to Kelly. “You have been able to get away with your predatory misconduct for far too long.