A girl who accused R. Kelly of sexually abusing her as a teen additionally testified that she noticed Kelly performing oral intercourse on Aaliyah when the late singer was 13 or 14 years outdated, Vulture reviews.
The Jane Doe, who was recognized as Angela, testified Monday, September thirteenth, that she had sexual activity with Kelly when she was a minor on a number of events through the early Nineties. Angela additionally mentioned she labored as a backup dancer for Kelly and that she noticed him performing oral intercourse on Aaliyah throughout a tour in both 1992 or 1993.
Kelly has denied all accusations in opposition to him. He’s on trial on costs of racketeering, violations of the Mann Act — which prohibits the transport of individuals throughout state strains for sexual exercise — and sex-related costs in Minnesota. He has pleaded not responsible.
Angela, who was the tenth accuser to testify in opposition to Kelly, mentioned she met the singer in 1991 when she was about 15. She mentioned a good friend, Tiffany, introduced her to a celebration at Kelly’s condominium in Chicago; at one level, Angela mentioned she was invited right into a room the place Kelly “requested me to climb on prime of him.” Whereas Angela mentioned she hesitated, she mentioned she in the end climbed on prime of him “as he requested me to do.” Angela mentioned she put a condom on Kelly after he mentioned he didn’t have one and testified that the 2 proceeded to have intercourse. Angela claimed Kelly additionally fondled and touched different ladies within the room together with his mouth and fingers.
Angela mentioned after the celebration, Kelly invited her and Tiffany again the subsequent day, and he or she added that she continued to spend time with Kelly “day by day for fairly a number of years.” Ultimately, Angela mentioned she dropped out of highschool to pursue a singing profession as a result of Kelly mentioned she may solely do one or the opposite. Whereas she labored as a backup dancer on Kelly’s excursions in 1992 and 1993, Angela was additionally in a singing group referred to as Second Chapter.
Through the tour, Angela claimed, Kelly would punish the ladies that didn’t comply with his directions. She claimed that one time after she and different ladies returned to the resort after getting meals with out his permission, Kelly allegedly instructed them that “we’d all need to put out that evening … it was dues time.”
Ultimately, prosecutors confirmed a photograph of Aaliyah, whom Angela recognized. Angela claimed that Kelly launched her to Aaliyah in 1992, saying it was on the singer’s twelfth birthday (Aaliyah, nevertheless, was born in 1979, so her twelfth birthday would have been in 1991). Angela remembered Kelly telling her that she was going to be a background vocalist for Aaliyah, and mentioned that Aaliyah joined them on the tour however didn’t carry out. “She was seeing what touring highway life was like,” Angela mentioned. “She was his protégée … getting her toes moist.”
The alleged sexual encounter between Kelly and Aaliyah that Angela mentioned she witnessed supposedly passed off on a tour bus. Angela mentioned she and one other younger lady tried to play a prank on Kelly, and when Angela opened the door to Kelly’s bed room on the bus, she mentioned, “I noticed Robert and Aaliyah in a sexual state of affairs. It appeared that he had his head in between her legs and was giving her oral intercourse… I closed the door abruptly and pushed the lady behind me away from the door.”
Angela mentioned she stopped working for Kelly within the mid-Nineties. Kelly would ultimately illegally marry Aaliyah in 1994 when she was 15 and he was 27; the wedding was annulled the next yr.
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