A previously anonymous woman who alleges R. Kelly sexually assaulted her is now going public with the accusations for the first time.
Despite the embattled singer entering a ‘not guilty’ plea to the 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims (click here to read more), one of the four – identified in the indictment record as “L.C.” – is maintaining the 52-year-old is guilty of the reported crimes.
Taking to CBS ‘This Morning,’ she shared a harrowing tale of her relationship with the ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ star. Hear it inside:
As detailed in the video above, Lanita Carter – Kelly’s former hairdresser – says she was an avid supporter of the singer at one time and even defended him at the height of his child pornography charges in 2002. That changed when Carter, who was 24 years old at the time of the alleged sexual assault, says he propositioned her for sex in 2003.
The hairdresser says she signed a $650,000 settlement to keep quiet about the incident, even though he admitted no wrongdoing.
In 2009 Kelly released a song about having sex with a woman who braids his hair. “Zig-zag braids, got em looking like spaghettay,” the lyrics said. “That was one of the hair styles that I was known for doing, that I never did on him,” Carter said. “We were on the L-shaped couch when the incident happened.”
That song led to another confidential settlement – this time for $100,000. Kelly again denied any wrongful conduct but agreed to never perform the song or include it in future albums. [source]