DALLAS (CelebrityAccess) — Embattled hip-hop performer R. Kelly is facing a new allegation after a woman filed a complaint with the Dallas Police Department alleging that he infected her with a sexually transmitted disease while he was in the city for a concert late last year.
According to the New York Daily News, the woman who was not identified, says she was 19 when she met Kelly last June and ended her relationship in February. Lee Merritt, the woman’s attorney, claimed that Kelly groomed his client to join his alleged “sex cult” and engaged in several acts, including “unlawful restraint, furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor, and aggravated assault (via the referenced intentional STD infection).”
The complaint also states that if the woman had joined Kelly’s alleged group, she would have to sign a contract and provide sensitive personal information about her family to serve as “collateral.”
“As Kelly’s predatory, controlling and abusive behavior evolved, our client abruptly ended their relationship in February of 2018,” Merritt said in the filing.
Documents obtained by the Daily News also indicated that the woman was preparing to file a federal civil complaint against Kelly.
In a statement to the Washington Post, a rep for Kelly has categorically denied the woman’s allegations against him.
Over the last year, various people have come forward to make allegations against Kelly, ranging from grooming women, some of them underage, to be sexual partners. One such accuser, Kitti Jones, went public with her claims and in a recent documentary, she alleged that Kelly had “groomed” women as young as 14. Jones also alleged that he forced her to have sex with other women, threatening her if she refused.
“Ninety-nine percent of the time, I didn’t want to do it and I would tell him I didn’t want to do it,” she said in October.
This isn’t Kelly’s first brush with such claims. In 2002, he was indicted in Chicago on 21 counts of child pornography after a video surfaced that appeared to show him urinating on an underaged girl, however, Kelly was later acquitted on all charges. Other charges related to alleged images of underaged women recovered from Kelly’s Florida home during his arrest were dropped due to a lack of probable cause for a search warrant.