Kelly accused of keeping 19-year-old in sexual slavery

Rodgers is now suing Kelly for "sexual battery" and "willfully, deliberately and maliciously" infecting her with herpes.

In a lawsuit filed Monday (May 21) in New York Supreme Court, Faith Rodgers - a former partner of the R&B star - claims she was in a relationship with Kelly for less than a year.

The lawsuit also states that Rodgers was "locked in secluded areas including rooms, studios and motor vehicles, for extended periods of time" by Kelly in order to "punish" her for not pleasing him sexually. They began to message each other frequently until R. Kelly flew her to one of his shows in NY.

R. Kelly is facing further sexual assault allegations with a new lawsuit filed against him for alleged abuse, the transmission of a sexual disease and false imprisonment.

After two months of phone calls, texting, and FaceTiming, she alleges he flew her to NY to attend one of his shows, even paying for her hotel.

"CBS This Morning" reached out to R. Kelly's representatives and they said they have no comment on Rodgers' allegations or the new lawsuit.

Accusations of sexual misconduct have followed R Kelly around for more than two decades, of course.

A Chicago concert was pulled this month following protests, and Spotify removed his songs from their playlists as part of a new policy against "hateful conduct".

After the show, she says Kelly "bombarded" her hotel room and initiated "unwanted sexual contact" ... including oral and vaginal intercourse.

Although she didn't feel ready, she eventually submitted to the encounter, which she said he recorded without her consent. Rodgers said he even introduced her to one of five women Kelly allegedly said he was "raising".

The Time's Up campaign took aim at him last month and urged further investigation into the singer's behavior, which has come under closer scrutiny over the previous year in wake of the #MeToo movement. "He has this type of intimidation right off the bat, so I was just waiting for it to be over", she explained. The singer denies the allegations.

In 2002, Kelly was charged with 21 counts of child pornography related to his allegedly videotaping himself having sex with an unidentified underage girl. She claims the sex was "painful and abusive". The alleged victim says she was 19 when she met the singer at an after-concert party.


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