R. Kelly’s Alleged Victim Accuses Singer Of Retaliation And Threats

January 14, 2019 - 2:48 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — One of R. Kelly’s accusers said Monday that she is being victimized again through threats and intimidation since going public with her story.

Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents several of R. Kelly’s alleged victims, said at a press conference that she has proof of the singer’s retaliation and intimidation tactics against accuser Faith Rodgers.

“Tt seems that Mr. Kelly is taking his playbook from Donald Trump, who threatened to sue the women who came forward during the campaign,” Allred said.

She also produced a letter in which the singer threatened Rodgers for filing a lawsuit in May 2018, alleging sexual battery, false imprisonment and purposely infecting her with an STD.

Allred said Kelly responded to the suit by posting private photos of his alleged victim without her consent and threatening to reveal details of her past sexual activities to discredit Rodgers.

“My law team is prepared to request the production of the medical test results, proving the origin of her STD claim, as well as 10 personal male witnesses testifying under oath about her sex life, complete records of her texts and FaceTime exchanges,” Rodgers’ attorney said.

Rodgers was just 19-years-old with she met the “Ignition” singer.

“I trusted him and he betrayed my trust. Once I recognized my worth, I knew I had to walk away. No woman should be victim-shamed, harassed or retaliated against because she assured her rights and spoke her truth,” Rodgers said at the press conference.

Rodgers had previously said the singer instructed her to call him "daddy" and told her that he wanted to teach her how to have sex like a "mature woman."

In a recent Lifetime documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly,” survivors and people from R. Kelly's inner circle came forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental and physical abuse.

Since the documentary’s release, R Kelly's record label has reportedly put his career on hold while police investigate the claims against him.