Robert Sylvester Kelly, aka R. Kelly, accused of sexual misconduct and bribery, dates back 30 years, and prosecutors in New York disclosed new accusations on Friday, including allegations Kelly abused a teenage boy in 2006.
The prosecution asked the judge for permission to admit evidence of the sickening allegations that Kelly has not been charged with. He is scheduled for trial in Brooklyn on sex trafficking charges in August.
According to the prosecutors who filed the motion, the uncharged acts “are directly relevant to and inextricably linked” with the evidence of the charged crimes.
The lawsuit alleges that Kelly abused a 17-year-old boy who identified himself as John Doe over a McDonald’s chat, at which Kelly asked, “what could he do to succeed in the music business.”
It is revealed in court documents that this young man introduced Kelly to an old friend of his who was between 16 and 17. A few years later, Kelly started having a sexual relationship with–that person, John Doe. Kelly also allegedly forced multiple girlfriends to engage in sex with the young man as he filmed.
Kelly’s “crisis manager” also allegedly bribed a Cook County, Illinois, clerk with $2,500 to learn about the singer’s legal troubles after the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” appeared early in 2019.
In addition, it was reported that prosecutors want to introduce evidence that Kelly allegedly abused Aaliyah Haughton and married her as a teenager in 1994 so that she wouldn’t be forced to testify against him. It is rumored that she died in a plane crash in 2001.
In addition, the filing claims that hush-money payments, threats, and psychological abuse followed the illegal imprisonment.
According to prosecutors, a woman named Jane Doe, who is set to testify, said Kelly directed her to find “child pornography featuring boys for him” on the Internet.” This claim was substantiated by a search conducted on Kelly’s computer.
As part of their case, prosecutors plan to play to the jury two audio recordings. Kelly is said to have physically and psychologically abused women, thereby demonstrating that he regularly made recordings to maintain control.
When Kelly was an R&B star, he was accused of recruiting women and girls to have sex with him while traveling around the country and the globe.
The NYPD and federal authorities arrested him in Chicago in the summer of 2019 and transported him to New York in late June. A total of two federal charges have been filed against him in New York and Chicago.
Earlier this month, Kelly was seen in court in Brooklyn wearing a mask and untucked shirt before a judge.
Kelly’s trial is set for August 18 to gather information about his defense team, which he hired in June.
Following a judge’s refusal of bail, Kelly has remained in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. He believes he is innocent from his point of view.