R. Kelly continues to keep up his innocence as extra allegations of underage sexual abuse floor. The singer turned himself into police on Friday night after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated prison sexual abuse. While he scrambles to provide you with bail, the singer has been hit with a lawsuit from a brand new accuser who alleges Kelly sexually abused her as a minor.
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According to TMZ, Heather Williams filed a lawsuit towards R. Kelly for sexually abusing her when she was 16-years-old. Williams claims that she met R. Kelly in May 1998 after he stopped to talk along with her whereas driving by in Chicago. He later despatched a few of his folks to fulfill her and her household at a restaurant. R. Kelly's affiliate allegedly invited her to return to the singer's studio and make a cameo in one in all his music movies. She agreed, claiming she was "starstruck."
She claims the sexual abuse begun in June 1998 and continued into her maturity. She did not specify the place the alleged abuse happened.
Williams says that she started to see a therapist in June 2015 when she "broke by way of her repressed reminiscence." She says she suffered from disgrace, guilt, self-blame, and despair. She's suing Kelly for $50Ok.
Sources near the gossip web site revealed that Williams' legal professional tried to attempt to settle issues out of courtroom. In authorized paperwork, Williams legal professional, Jeff Deutschman, says that the singer's lawyer ought to contact him in the event that they wish to come to a decision exterior of courtroom. However, Deutschman additionally says that if Kelly's camp does not reply to the letter, he'll transfer ahead with the go well with. Peep the letter here.