Disturbing details surrounding R. Kelly's experience inside a Chicago prison are starting to emerge...
It isn't looking good for the disgraced singer.R. Kelly, who has been accused of sexual misconduct for over 2 decades, has reportedly been having a rough time behind bars.
Reports are coming in that suggest R. Kelly has been targeted by other inmates...And, in more extreme instances, even attacked. Here's what we know...
It all started in 1994.A twenty-seven-year-old R. Kelly and a then fifteen-year-old Aaliyah Haughton were married in an illegal ceremony in Cook County, Illinois.
The couple met when Aaliyah was only twelve years old and Kelly was twenty-four.
And, later, it was revealed that R. Kelly’s tour manager, Demetrius Smith, obtained false documents that claimed that Aaliyah was eighteen so the pair could wed. The marriage was then annulled in February 1995.
20 years ago, Vibe prints marriage certificate of Aaliyah & R. Kelly, states she is 18 yrs old. She was 15. He was 28 http://t.co/AbIBbknfIS— Steven James (@Steven James)1420214448.0
For the rest of their careers, neither Kelly or Aaliyah spoke of their marriage.When Aaliyah sadly died in a plane crash, he described her as his "best, best, best, best friend," but said that he "will never" speak of their marriage out of respect for his ex-wife and her parents who asked him specifically not to.
And then, a year later, Kelly found himself in another messy situation.In 1996, Tiffany Hawkins decided, after their three-year relationship, that she was going to sue him for "personal injuries and emotional distress" during that entire period. She was fifteen at the time they met, while Kelly was twenty-four. Their relationship ended when she hit eighteen.
After settling on a $250,000 dollar deal, she dropped the charges.And everything was brushed under the carpet until 2001 when Kelly was slapped with yet another lawsuit which claimed that he forced Tracy Sampson, his intern, "into an indecent sexual relationship" when she was seventeen.
In a legal case, she revealed some disturbing details...The former intern for Epic Records said that she felt like "an object" and "was cast aside" except for when Kelly summoned her for sexual relations. "He often tried to control every aspect of my life including who I would see and where I would go." This case was settled with another undisclosed payment.
And Kelly didn't stop there, because, a year later, things got dramatically worse...The singer found himself swimming in the deep end with two more lawsuits filed against him for inappropriate sexual activity including the videotaping and selling of a tape that he made of a woman without her consent.
And, in that same year, he was also charged for child pornography.The star was charged with twenty-one counts of child porn - the details revealed that he was videotaping and distributing sexual acts involving minors, which he claimed he did not do. Because the actual trial took 6 years, Kelly was able to release his successful Trapped In The Closet album, which claimed the hearts of global audiences.
This was important because it would have swayed the jury who found him "not guilty."The document stated that no one could prove that the girl in the tape was a minor even though she was born in 1984 and the videos dated back to the nineties. A classic case of a biased jury.
But, when a detailed report of his "sex cult" emerged, the world started piecing things together.
Though it had been happening for years beforehand, it was all covered up until BuzzFeed revealed that Kelly was a culprit when it came to the sudden disappearance of daughters. Apparently, he had said that he would help them with their music careers and then took full control of their lives, "dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters."
R Kelly was 27 years old when he married a 15 year old Aaliyah. That’s being a pedophile. I don’t need to watch a d… https://t.co/2qmf2caCUB— Shakka (puts the S in socialism)Zulu (@Shakka (puts the S in socialism)Zulu)1569845705.0