September 24, 2021

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Female states R. Kelly prostituted her

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Jane Doe #5 is cross examined by Deveraux Cannick as she testifies for the duration of Kelly’s sex abuse trial at Brooklyn’s Federal District Court in New York, U.S., August 24, 2021 in a courtroom sketch. Jane Rosenberg, Reuters

NEW YORK – A female who explained R. Kelly sexually abused her above their 5-calendar year romantic relationship explained to jurors on Tuesday that the R&B singer requested her to have intercourse with another person when he viewed, and forbade her from looking at a television documentary detailing his alleged sexual misconduct.

The female, identified as Jane Doe No. 5 in court documents, is the next accuser to testify against Kelly at the 54-yr-old’s sex abuse demo in federal court docket in Brooklyn, now in its fifth day.

Kelly, regarded for the Grammy-winning track “I Consider I Can Fly,” has pleaded not guilty to rates relating to his alleged abuse of 6 gals and ladies, which include Doe and the late singer Aaliyah. If convicted, he could confront life in prison.

Doe, who started testifying on Monday, explained she was 17 when she achieved Kelly at a 2015 Florida music festival, afterwards lived with him right until the summer of 2019, and still left him for excellent that October.

Underneath questioning from federal prosecutor Elizabeth Geddes, Doe, now 23, claimed Kelly instructed her to have nonconsensual sexual intercourse several moments in his existence with one more guy, “Nephew,” who Kelly said he experienced been “grooming due to the fact he was young.”

She also stated that when Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary detailing Kelly’s alleged sexual misconduct was coming out in January 2019, Kelly warned her that every thing in it was wrong and she should improve the channel.

A number of witnesses have reported Kelly preserved restricted management at his Chicago property, with Doe saying he listened to her cell phone phone calls with her relatives and explained to her “accurately what to say,” and purchased that she publish him apology letters for breaking his rules.

She and a different accuser, Jerhonda Tempo, testified that these guidelines integrated referring to Kelly as “Daddy,” and needing authorization to eat or go to the toilet.

Doe claimed obtaining sexual intercourse with Nephew was punishment for chatting about her relationship with Kelly with his other girlfriends, also from the procedures.

“I am not happy. I am not staying fulfilled sexually, and on prime of that I’m having spankings nearly each individual working day,” Doe explained one of her apology letters stated. “This isn’t really what I want my lifestyle to be. I know it’s not what you want both.”

Doe also stated that when she and a further lady defended Kelly in an job interview with CBS News’ Gayle King, prior to moving out, Kelly coached them what to say and coughed in a distinct way so they would know he was there, listening in.

Kelly also faces sex-similar prison fees in Illinois and Minnesota. (Reporting by Brendan Pierson in New York modifying by Jonathan Oatis)

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