The allegation comes as Kelly stays behind bars in Chicago over unpaid little one assist funds.
As R. Kelly sits in a Chicago jail cell over $161,000 in unpaid little one assist funds, a report emerged on Wednesday (March 6) that Detroit police are investigation allegations that the singer raped a 13 year-old lady within the metropolis in 2001.
According to Fox 2, Detroit police are trying to succeed in the alleged sufferer, who's reportedly being represented by famous celeb lawyer Gloria Allred.
"Sometime final month we obtained info from the Chicago Police Department of a potential sufferer that was allegedly sexually assaulted by R. Kelly someday I imagine in 2001," Detroit Police chief James Craig advised Fox 2.
It was unclear at press time if the Detroit allegation is tied to the 52 year-old singer's arrest final month, by which he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated felony sexual abuse in Chicago. Kelly, whose hyper-sexualized persona has been a calling card for greater than three a long time, has plead not responsible to the fees that authorities say contain 4 victims, three of whom have been allegedly below age when the suspected crimes passed off.
Craig mentioned that he and investigators from the Wayne County prosecutors workplace are trying to get first-hand info on the alleged assault from the reported sufferer, who referred them to her lawyer; Billboard had reached out to Allred and the Detroit Police Department at press time for remark.
"We don't know what the sufferer goes to inform us, definitely, relying on what we discover out, it will likely be as much as Wayne County Prosecutor's workplace to decide as as to whether there will likely be fees," Craig mentioned when requested if the investigation might produce extra counts towards Kelly.
Chicago's CBS2 reported that the most recent alleged sufferer, now 30, mentioned she was visiting her mom on the time and was intorduced to Kelly by way of her buddy, who was the singer's assistant. A supply reportedly advised the CBS reporter that Kelly and the unnamed alleged sufferer first had intercourse on the Detroit resort on Dec. 30, 2001, and that they had intercourse once more a couple of weeks later at a Detroit recording studio. The girl reportedly continued to go to Kelly at his Atlanta dwelling for 4 years after that, saying that the singer gave her herpes when she was 17 years-old.
BREAKING: "We are eagerly ready to talk to the alleged sufferer," Detroit Police Chief James Craig simply advised me.
If convicted on all 10 fees within the Chicago case, Kelly could possibly be sentenced to as much as 70 years in jail; he's presently out on bond in that case. Kelly was acquitted of kid pornography fees in 2008 after prosecutors alleged that he was depicted in a video having intercourse with an underage lady. He has denied the present fees within the Chicago case and adamantly said in a prolonged interview with CBS This Morning's Gayle King this week that there's nothing untoward about his present relationship with two ladies of their early twenties. A spokesperson for Kelly couldn't be reached for remark at press time. Billboard had additionally reached out to Kelly's lawyer for remark at press time.
"I really like 'em and it's virtually -- it's like they're my girlfriends...it's like, you realize, we've got a relationship. It's actual," Kelly advised King. "And I do know, guys -- like, I've recognized guys all my life which have 5 - 6 ladies, okay? So don't go there on me, okay? 'Cause that's the reality."
Kelly was served with a lawsuit in May 2018 in Manhattan by Faith A. Rodgers, who alleged sexual battery, false imprisonment and failure to reveal a sexually transmitted illness. Rodgers claimed she met Kelly when she was 19 at a live performance in San Antonio and that the singer flew her to New York a couple of months later, the place he allegedly "initiated undesirable sexual contact" in a resort room and that he didn't open up to her on the time that he had herpes and contaminated her with the virus in consequence.
Rodgers additional claimed that she stayed in a relationship with Kelly for a couple of 12 months, throughout which he "routinely engaged in intimidation, psychological, verbal and sexual abuse, throughout and after sexual contact." This was "conduct designed to humiliate, embarrass, intimate and disgrace her," based on the lawsuit. It additionally alleges Kelly would typically file Rodgers throughout intercourse with out her consent and preserve her locked in secluded areas to punish and management her. Some of the latter claims mirror these within the latest bombshell Lifetime Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, by which greater than 50 folks claimed that Kelly engaged in a decades-long sample of sexual and bodily abuse and intimidation, whereas exerting iron-fisted management over each side of their lives.
Kelly as denied Rodgers' allegations, in addition to these within the collection.