Discussion in 'Black Entertainment' started by Kemetstry, Jul 17, 2017.
R. Kelly faces new underage sex allegation amid ‘cult’ claims
New York Daily News
© Provided by New York Daily News Another woman has come forward with claims against R. Kelly. - Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images
Another woman has come forward with explosive allegations against R. Kelly in the wake of claims that the Grammy-winning singer manipulates every aspect of life for several women who live with him.
Jerhonda Pace, now 24, told Buzzfeed she was only 16 when she began a sexual relationship with the singer, whom she first met in Chicago when she attended his child pornography trial in 2008 when she was only 15. She says Kelly did not ask her how old she was when she was first invited over to his house in 2009, but told private investigators later on that she had claimed she was 19.
Pace accused the R&B star of mentally and physically abusing her during their 8-month relationship. She says she told Kelly she was 16 in July 2009, after they'd already started their sexual relationship, and he allegedly told her to lie about her age and tell people she was 19.
Pace — whose last name was Johnson at the time (she’s since married) — told Buzzfeed that she followed a set of "rules" when she spent weekends with Kelly at the singer's Olympia Fields, Ill. home that required her to wear baggy clothes and ask for permission to use the bathroom, shower, and even eat.
She claims Kelly turned violent toward her in January 2010 after the singer saw her texting one of her friends.
"I was slapped and I was choked and I was spit on," she told Buzzfeed.
Pace says she stopped seeing Kelly from there, and reached out to Chicago attorney Susan E. Loggans, who had worked with woman who claimed to be wronged by Kelly in the past. Pace told Buzzfeed that Loggans reached a big settlement with Kelly within weeks.
Years later, Pace tells the outlet that she's currently worried about a friend who she brought into Kelly's group, who sources tell Buzzfeed still lives with the singer.
Pace's allegations come a month after Buzzfeed originally reported that the parents of an aspiring singer — since identified as Joycelyn Savage — believed their daughter was one of several women being manipulated by Kelly in what they've described as a "cult."
Three other women who were allegedly once part of Kelly's circle went on the record in that article to accuse Kelly of regulating everything that the six women who live with him do, from what they eat, to what they wear and what they do sexually.
Kelly's team has vehemently denied all allegations against him, and Savage has said she's fine, despite her parent's concerns. An attorney for Kelly did not immediately return a request for comment on the latest Buzzfeed story.
Pace says she broke a nondisclosure agreement by speaking to Buzzfeed, but decided to tell her story to try and help the women who are allegedly living with Kelly.
"If I can speak out and I can help them get out of that situation, that's what I will do," Pace said. "I didn't have anybody to speak up on my behalf when I was going through what I was going through with him. He's brainwashed them really bad, and it kind of reminds me of Charles Manson."
"I just really hope I can help these women out," she continued. "Kelly needs to be stopped."
I tried to give this brother the benefit of the doubt, not trying to judge people by the things they do in private in their bedrooms. But if Kelly is guilty of what these women claim, willfully breaking the law by having sex with under age girls, then he deserves to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It sounds like he's acting like the Pied Piper. I also think these allegations say a lot about our parenting as well. I think there should be some repercussions and accountability on the side of parents and the girls who keep falling for this crap. They are young, but they're not that "young." To openly lie about their age tells me they know the difference between "right and wrong." So they shouldn't get off with a simple slap of the wrist. And parents, I know you can't know everything your children are doing, but you should be doing the "sniff test" periodically. Girls blossom physically when they are having sex. It ain't hard to hide. But anyway, R. Kelly...I'm hoping money can't buy your freedom this time and if found guilty, you should be placed in solitary confinement for the length of your jail time.
He pays them off. That's why I tell everyone not to support him. The money he derives from his music funds his perversions
Pay offs without prosecution. (smh) And why? To prove that money is more important than the law and people's lives? This is how people are allowed to roam free to feed their base nature. But, what does that say about the character of the people who are reported and described as "victims"? You can't blame an R. Kelly or a Bill Cosby alone if money is more important than what these men are doing. Where are the irate FATHERS?
There are predators among us and those that have money can buy silence, which allows them to continue stalking women of all ages until they find the next "victim" and the cycle continues. How can people who accept the money without prosecution sleep at night? Doesn't their conscience bother them?
I agree, Keme, not buying their product is one way to hurt them but they need to be doing some serious jail time too. No one should be above the law, including this POTUS.
you have to have one in order for it to bother you.....
I never liked R. Kelly from the start. He looked creepy and his songs alone sounded deviant. That doesn't make him a bad man though for that's just my opinion. The proverbial straw that broke the camels back for me was the statutory rape charge. Be it pro or con at this point I really don't know who or what to believe anymore. But be that as it may, to me wealthy men like R. Kelly, Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson, Clarence Thomas and a whole host of other notable Black men being hauled into court for alleged rape allegations many years and in some cases decades after the fact imply questionable intent. Not saying those incidents didn't happen but when a pattern emerges after a wealthy Black male notable is initially accused of a serious morally bankrupt crime such as sexual assault and an ever growing number of women or men suddenly find the courage to speak out with lawyers in tow demanding justice and blank checks to help them recover from years of self imposed suffering in silence, that smacks of opportunism to me. The troubling aspect to a fair number of these up front and personal cold cases involving sexual assault in a number of States depending on their individual CPL Criminal Procedure Law and PL Penal Law is the burden is not on the prosecution to prove guilt but the suspect to prove innocence and that's not fair, those statutes need to be changed.
Not the sniff test in 2017. My mom would do the sniff test on my older sister.
lol...yeah, Mom's knew what to do. My mom would say at times when I thought I was grown and tried to talk like it...she'd cut her eyes at you and say, "girl, you better go sit your little behind down somewhere cause you must be smelling yourself." LOL
Pay offs without prosecution. (smh) And why? To prove that money is more important than the law and people's lives? This is how people are allowed to roam free to feed their base nature. But, what does that say about the character of the people who are reported and described as "victims"? You can't blame an R. Kelly or a Bill Cosby alone if money is more important than what these men are doing. Where are the irate FATHERS? You ASSume there is a father around. Kelly is a different beast. He does children and warps them
There are predators among us and those that have money can buy silence, which allows them to continue stalking women of all ages until they find the next "victim" and the cycle continues. How can people who accept the money without prosecution sleep at night? Doesn't their conscience bother them? In a word, no. They think they are getting over
I agree, Keme, not buying their product is one way to hurt them but they need to be doing some serious jail time too. No one should be above the law, including this POTUS. If they cant buy off people,..... Btw, you do realize you are finally agreeing with me.
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