The New York Post’s Page Six dug into R. Kelly’s history of out-of-court settlements involving sexual misconduct allegations and discovered that not all the settlements were made public.
While Kelly’s most high-profile court cast was his infamous child pornography indictment in 2002, Page Six is reporting that Kelly was accused of sexual harassment as recently as 2010 by a 36-year-old housekeeper, but he settled the case out of court for $100,000 to avoid litigation.
According to sources, the woman worked for Kelly for about a year, beginning in 2008 when the crooner allegedly talked dirty to, and groped, his employee.
A source close to Kelly further told Page Six that there’s been discord in the singer’s inner circle lately, and further secrets about him are “starting to float to the surface about the millions he paid out over the years to a wide variety of women.”
Kelly was acquitted on the child porn charges. But veteran music writer and Kelly chronicler Jim DeRogatis said last year that there have been “dozens of girls — not one, not two, dozens — with harrowing lawsuits.”
He added in a Village Voice interview: “I think in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, rock music or pop culture people misbehaving and behaving badly sexually . . . rare is the amount of evidence compiled against anyone apart from R. Kelly.”
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