- Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who broke the story of R. Kelly's sex cult, has written another piece in which a woman claims that Kelly had sex with her when she was only 16.
-The woman, Jerhonda Pace, met Kelly when she was 15. She was a fan of his and was attending his child pornography trial. After the trial she was invited to his house where they engaged in sexual activity when she was just 16-years-old, although she had lied about her age and told Kelly that she was 19.
-When she revealed her true age to Kelly, he apparently told her that she "should say she was 19 and act like she was 25".
-Claims Kelly caught her texting a friend and he proceeded to slap, choke, and spit on her.
-Pace lawyered up, took a cash settlement from R. Kelly, and signed a non-disclosure agreement, which she is breaking now by speaking to the press. She claims she was only paid a portion of what Kelly had agreed to pay.
If I can speak out and I can help them get out of that situation, that’s what I will do. I didn’t have anybody to speak up on my behalf when I was going through what I was going through with him. He’s brainwashed them really bad, and it kind of reminds me of Charles Manson… I just really hope I can help these women out. Kelly needs to be stopped.
Will 2017 be the year R. Kelly is finally held accountable for his actions?
SOURCE: Stereogum Twitter