Published: Sun, January 06, 2019
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Kelly's sexual abuse history heightens rage against him

Kelly's sexual abuse history heightens rage against him

One of the more shocking allegations to emerge from the series is the claim from a former R. Kelly backup performer that she saw him and Aaliyah engaged in sex when the young singer was only 15-years old. "The checks have been over for a very long time", she said.

Kelly's former tour manager and assistant, Demetrius Smith, said Kelly came to him first when he was anxious that he had impregnated Aaliyah. "I do not nor have I EVER stanned for him".

"He said, "Naw, that didn't happen to you".

Instead of turning himself in for committing sex crimes, Kelly released a 19-minute song admitting that he's "made some mistakes". "I Believe I Can Fly" in particular, became an inspirational anthem that cemented Kelly beyond R&B and was played in the movie "Space Jam" as well as in churches and kindergarten graduations. The article reveals how Kelly was sued for $10 million by aspiring singer Tiffany "Tia" Hawkins, who began having a sexual relationship with Kelly in 1991, when she was 15 and he was 24.

'He stole my life from me being abused like this, ' she says in the documentary directed by filmmaker Dream Hampton.

That was Lisa Van Allen, who was just 17 and believed that she was Kelly's girlfriend at the time due to the fact that she spent all her time with him and they were havcing a sexual relationship.

"I'm not proud of that [day]". I had papers forged for them when Aaliyah was underaged. Aaliyah was underage. We got the marriage license, we were at a hotel in Maywood, Illinois. It was just a quick little ceremony - she didn't have on a white dress, he didn't have on a tux. I said, "Yes it did". "Just everyday wear. She looked anxious and scared", Smith alleged. She was anxious and scared. "Both of them. I knew that it had changed the course of everything", admitted Smith. To the men who were bystanders, assisted Kelly and never did anything to intervene and stop the abuse of countless young black girls, shame on you.

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"He just said he had something really special he had been working on".

Being deemed a musical genius and being profitable to his record company encouraged many to sweep the deplorable things R. Kelly was accused of under the rug.

"My wedding was a surprise wedding". "I knew it wasn't right even though I was six at the time".

Does that make you go, hmmmm? He went over the top...

Robert didn't allow pretty much anyone to speak to me.

The former couple have three children together. Their split was finalized in 2009. With over 743,000 total interactions across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Surviving R. Kelly was Lifetime's largest social premiere for any series or movie in network history.

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