R Kelly Is Facing Fresh Sexual Harassment Claims
R Kelly is facing fresh sexual harassment claims. An unnamed woman, who hails from Texas, has accused the singer of giving her a sexually transmitted disease amid claims he was trying to recruit her into his ‘sex cult’.
She says she contracted an STD from the I Believe I Can Fly singer during an eight-month relationship with him that began when she was 19-years-old.
She filed a complaint with the Dallas Police Department last week and is preparing a federal civil complaint against him, according to the Washington Post .
But a representative for the star told the publication that he “categorically denies all claims and allegations” being made by the woman.
The woman is claiming she met Kelly last June and that their relationship continued until February, this year.
She claims he infected her in December while she was in Dallas for a concert.
Her attorney, Lee Merritt, said in a statement to the publication: “Our client was the victim of several forms of criminal misconduct by Kelly, including, but not limited to, unlawful restraint, furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor, and aggravated assault (via the referenced intentional STD infection).
“These offenses occurred while our client was being groomed to join Kelly’s sex cult. Kelly gradually introduced the cult to our client over the course of their relationship, culminating with an explanation that she would have to sign a contract and offer collateral information about herself and her family for Kelly’s protection.”