Inside Her Story: Could This Be The Case To End R. Kelly?


R. Kelly is facing another legal accusation of sexual misconduct from a Dallas, TX woman who claims that the singer gave her a sexually transmitted disease. Many are wondering if this will be the nail in the coffin for R. Kelly’s sexual allegations.

Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with attorney, author and NBC news contributor Sophia Nelson on what these recent allegations mean.

“Sexually transmitted disease under the statue (in Dallas),  you cannot consent to get a sexually transmitted disease,” explained Nelson. “I think that he has a real challenge on the criminal side.”

Nelson compared the lack of awareness in this situation to the increased awareness of the #MeToo movement.

“When usually one person comes forward that door opens. We saw this with #MeToo,” explained Nelson. “Why does R.Kelly always survive this and why is the Black community complicit.”


1. 1994: R. Kelly Marries Aaliyah

R. Kelly worked with singer Aaliyah on her début album “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number.” R. Kelly, 27, marries Aaliyah when she’s 15 and has her age stated as 18 on their marriage certificate. They annulled the marriage that same year and vowed to never speak about it again.

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2. 1996: Tiffany Hawkins Sues R. Kelly For Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Tiffany Hawkins sues the singer for allegedly engaging ” in inappropriate sexual conduct with (her), included but not limited to engaging in group sexual intercourse with her) and other minors.” At the time Hawkins was 15 and R. Kelly was 24. They ended up settling the suit with an undisclosed amount.

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3. 2000: Chicago Police Open An Investigation

In 2000, the Chicago Police sex crimes unit opened an investigation into R. Kelly about two alleged separate sexual misconduct allegations. This came after DeRogatis a person who worked for the “Sun-Times” received an anonymous tip. Even so, police were unable to find witnesses who’d come forward.

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4. 2001: Tracy Sampson Sues R. Kelly For Alleged Sexual Assault And Harrasment

Former Epic employee Tracy Sampson sued R. Kelly for $50k claiming that he allegedly sexually assaulted and harassed her. Sampson says that he forced her at 17 to have oral sex with another woman against her will. That case settled for another undisclosed amount.

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5. 2002: Patrice Jones Sues R. Kelly After He Allegedly Got Her Pregnant

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At the age of 16, Patrice Jones claims R. Kelly allegedly got her pregnant and then forced her to get an abortion. Montina Woods sues Kelly a weeks later for allegedly taping them having sex without her permission. Both cases were settled with an undisclosed amount. Later on, a sex tape of Kelly allegedly having sex with a minor is released and he gets indicted on 21 charges of child pornography in Illinois.

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6. 2003: Florida Police Charge R. Kelly With Child Pornography

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In Florida, police obtained a camera that contained images of Kelly allegedly having sex with under-aged girls. In addition to his 21 counts of child pornography in Illinois, the state of Florida charged him with 12 more.

(News Source: Newsweek)

7. 2003: The Girl In The 2002 Sex Tape Was 14

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It’s revealed while R. Kelly is on trial for his child pornography charges in Illinois, the girl who appeared in a 2002 sex tape was only 14-years-old.

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8. 2008: R. Kelly Wins His Illinois Trial


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After three years of being on trial for child pornography in Illinois, Kelly wins the case. A jury consisting of nine men and three women found him not guilty.

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9. 2017: Mississippi Sheriff Sues R. Kelly

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In 2017, R. Kelly gets sued by a Mississippi Sheriff that accused the singer of allegedly having an affair with his wife.

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10. 2017: R. Kelly Accused Of Holding Women Hostage In His Home

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DeRogatis publishes an article to BuzzFeed claiming that R. Kelly was allegedly holding 6 women against their will at his Chicago and Atlanta houses. The report suggests that Kelly dictated every part of their lives.

(News Source: Newsweek)

11. 2018: Unnamed Woman Accuses R. Kelly Of Giving Her An STI

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A woman who remains unnamed accused R. Kelly of allegedly giving her an STI.

(News Source: Newsweek)


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