R. Kelly 'Had Been Grooming ' A Male Victim For Years, Witness Testifies


Photo: Getty Images

A second survivor testified in R. Kelly’s federal sexual abuse case took the stand Tuesday (August 24) and revealed the singer has at least one male victim. 

The survivor, who is anonymously referred to as Jane Doe in court documents, testified that Kelly had at least one male victim who Kelly called “Nephew” and forced her to have sex with. 

Doe said the singer hit her and two other women for breaking a rule and then sent her to a hotel room for additional punishment. 

“He said that I was the closest to him and I should’ve known better,” Doe said, according to a report by The Huffington Post

“He said he had been grooming ‘Nephew’ since he was young like me,” she told jurors, noting that Kelly told her “not to embarrass him” and wanted her to sexually please Nephew like she did Kelly. 

Doe said Kelly arrived at the hotel room with Nephew, who was naked before he took his clothes off as well. The singer start filming Nephew and Doe having sex while instructing the two on what to do to one another. 

Prosecutors asked Doe if she wanted to have sex with Nephew, to which she responded, “Never,” adding later in her testimony that “it was punishment.” 

Doe told the court she was forced to have sex with Nephew multiple times during her five-year relationship with Kelly. It is not clear where or when these alleged incidents took place. 

Doe met Kelly in 2015 at one of his concerts when she was 17 years old and he was 48. She is the second victim to take the stand in the federal case against the singer who is facing 10 years to life in prison for the charges. 

Kelly has denied all criminal allegations against him. In 2008, he was acquitted of child pornography charges.

Reading about Black trauma can have an impact on your mental health. If you or someone you know need immediate mental health help, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor.

RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673.

Get the latest news 24/7 on The Black Information Network. Listen now on the iHeartRadio app or click HERE to tune in live.


Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content