R Kelly faces fresh claims of sexual abuse


0

Two more women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the R&B singer R Kelly.

Rochelle Washington and Latresa Scaff told a news conference they were given drink and drugs at an after-concert party in Baltimore in the 1990s.

They said the singer then cornered them in a hotel room and demanded sex.

Kelly, 52, has been accused of decades of sexual abuse against women. He has never been convicted and denies all the allegations.

Addressing journalists in New York, the two women said they were teenagers when Kelly’s security staff picked them out of a concert audience. They were unable to give the exact year but said it was either 1995 or 1996.

Ms Scaff, 40, said that at the party they were given cocaine, marijuana and alcohol and invited to wait for the singer in his hotel room.

Once there, they were told that he was about to arrive and that they should pull up their dresses, she said.

The singer arrived with his penis exposed, Ms Scaff said, and invited the girls to a threesome.

Ms Washington, now 39, refused and went to the bathroom while Ms Scaff stayed and had sex with him “even though I did not have the capacity to consent” because of the drink and drugs, she added.

Ms Scaff said she had decided to come forward “because of all of the other victims”.

The two women are represented by high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred who said they would be speaking to the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York on Thursday.

Ms Allred also represents several other women who have made allegations against Kelly.

Referring to the star she said: “You have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. You have been able to get away with your predatory misconduct for far too long.”

R Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced claims of sexual abuse for more than 20 years.

A recent documentary, Surviving R Kelly, shown on the US channel Lifetime, contained detailed accounts of his alleged physical and emotional abuse of women.

It claimed the singer ran an “abusive cult” in which he allegedly kept women captive.

Kelly’s lawyers dismissed the documentary as “another round of stories” being used to “fill reality TV time”.


Like it? Share with your friends!

0

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win
BBC

Choose A Format
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format