Woman Sues R. Kelly for Giving Her an STD at 19

  • Woman Sues R. Kelly for Giving Her an STD at 19

Woman Sues R. Kelly for Giving Her an STD at 19

A new claim accuses the singer of infecting an unidentified woman with an STD and says the victim ended their relationship in February.

Last week, the woman filed a civil lawsuit against Kelly with the Dallas Police Department, according to the New York Daily News. Additionally, he's agreed to several out-of-court settlements with women who've accused him of sexual assault, one even as young as 15.

Kitti Jones, who says she dated Kelly from 2011 until around 2013, gave an interview where she alleged that singer "bragged about training a 14-year-old girl to be a sex pet".

The newest allegation continues a pattern of complaints of misconduct that has resurfaced against the disgraced singer in recent months following a documentary titled R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes. In a 2017 BuzzFeed report, parents alleged Kelly had been running an abusive "cult" that was tearing families apart.

Merritt was recommended to represent her by Savage's attorney, Gerald A. Griggs, after she reached out to the Savages to let them know that she had spent time with their daughter, Jocelyn, who said previous year to TMZ that she was not being held hostage by Kelly but wouldn't tell them her exact location.

"These offenses occurred while our client was being groomed to join Kelly's sex cult", he adds. A representative for Kelly "categorically denies all claims and allegations" related to this newest complaint. Last year's Buzzfeed report - by journalist Jim DeRogatis, who has covered Kelly closely since receiving an anonymous sex tape that ultimately led to Kelly's acquittal on child porn charges in 2008 - has led to intensified scrutiny. The woman is not named in the Post's report; it's not clear how old she is now, nor what disease she allegedly contracted. That woman, Jocelyn Savage, later told authorities via FaceTime that she was fine and did not want to speak to her family.

"Other girls have said it to [my wife and me] but they weren't willing to speak up", Savage said.

One woman, Jerhonda Pace, said that Kelly took her virginity at age 16 and he had another woman groom her and show her how to sexually satisfy Kelly.

Meanwhile, Lee Merritt plans to hold a news conference in Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday (April 18) to further explain this new legal case against R. Kelly.