R. Kelly is Being Sued for Sexual Battery

May 23, 2018, 20:09
R. Kelly is Being Sued for Sexual Battery

Faith Rodgers filed the lawsuit in New York City, and she claims she met Kelly in 2017, when she was 19 years old.

Rodgers' lawsuit against the singer alleges that Kelly "routinely engaged in intimidation, mental, verbal and sexual abuse, during and after sexual contact", The New York Times reports. His multiple chart-topping hits include "Bump N' Grind" and "I Believe I Can Fly". A woman named Faith Rodgers has come forward and said that she was intimidated into a relationship with R. Kelly and that he would lock her up in a auto for up to eight hours at a time. Following months of texting, he flew her out to NY for a concert, after which she claims he came to her hotel room, turned out the lights and "demanded ... with authority in his voice" that she take off her clothes.

Representatives for Kelly declined comment on this story.

Earlier this year, an online campaign, #MuteRKelly, was launched by a subsection of the #TimesUp movement called "Women of Color", and listed a number of sexual misconduct allegations made against the singer.

On May 10, streaming service Spotify said it had removed the singer's music from its editorial playlists.

R. Kelly is facing a new lawsuit for an alleged sexual assault and failure to disclosed STD.

Additionally, Rodgers says she contracted herpes from the encounter.

A lawyer for Rodgers has confirmed that she is in fact the same woman who began legal proceedings against Kelly in Dallas last month.

R. Kelly has been sued for sexual assault amid several weeks of bad press. Kelly and the girl whose parents came forward denied the allegations against him. She also added that Kelly used to record her against her will. She recalled that she froze up and "submitted" to having sex with him because she was intimidated at the time. "You know? So I was just waiting for it to be over", Rodgers said.

"He goes on to tell me that he raises five women". Mr. Kelly for 30 years has sung songs about his love and passion for women.

Kelly refused to take the bait, however, telling her: "I don't never talk about nothing, to nobody on the phone". Nonetheless, they continued to see each other, and Rodgers said that whenever Kelly was angry at her, he would lock her in closets without food or water to punish her. Rodgers said that there were times when Kelly would instruct his assistant to bar the door so that Rodgers couldn't run away.