R. Kelly’s legal team is standing by their client fully as they forwarded claims within their opening statements that indicate that fans allegedly only pursued a consensual relationship with him because he’s a star for personal gain but are now switching up on him!
According to The Daily Mail Kelly’s attorney allege that he was the victim of ‘fans’ who wanted the ‘notoriety of being with a superstar’ and had enjoyed ‘beautiful’, consensual relationships with him and are now turning on him.
Reports read that alleged sexual assault victim Jerhonda Pace took the stand.
She says that she was apart of his fan club and 16-years-old at the time when Kelly invited her to his home and ordered her to take her clothes off.
Jerhonda recalls telling the famed song writer that she was a virgin, she said he responded by saying, ‘that’s good’ and told her to lie to everyone else about her age.
‘He asked me to continue to tell everyone I was 19 and act like I was 21,’ she said.
Kelly is currently being charged with racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, sex trafficking and forced labor between the years of 1994 and 2018.