Just weeks after several notable industry figures banded together to silence R. Kelly, R&B’s Pied Piper is under fire yet again.
This time he’s being sued for several alleged wrongs.
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The 51-year-old star is being accused of sexual assault by a woman who asserts he held her against her will, abused her, and passed herpes on to her.
A woman named Faith Rodgers filed the lawsuit in NYC, and claims they met in March 2017, when she was 19 … after a performance in San Antonio. In the suit, she says a couple months later Kelly flew her to NYC for one of his concerts.
After the show, she says Kelly “bombarded” her hotel room and initiated “unwanted sexual contact” … including oral and vaginal intercourse. After what she calls “abusive sex” … Kelly allegedly criticized her for being boring in bed.
According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Faith caught herpes from Kelly. She says they dated for about one year, during which he mentally, verbally and sexually abused her. Faith claims he locked her in rooms, studios and cars to punish her for failing to fulfill his sexual desires. In the suit, Faith says Kelly had a female assistant stand guard to make sure she didn’t flee.
Faith is suing Kelly for sexual battery, false imprisonment and failure to disclose an STD.
Rodgers joins a list of many women who’ve accused the singer of improper conduct and filed suit.
For what it’s worth, no criminal charges have been brought against Kelly as at writing.