R Kelly ‘s back-up singer saw him having sex with 15-year-old Aaliyah, a new documentary has claimed.
In Lifetime’s upcoming documentary Surviving R Kelly, Jovante dancer claims to have witnessed the then 27-year-old commit assault on the teenager.
Looking back on being on the road with Aaliyah, she said, as rumored by People. “On a tour bus, there really aren’t many confined spaces. When you get on the bus there are bunks and so these bunks have little curtains you can pull at night if you don’t want anybody to see you sleeping.”
Jovante continued: “So it just so happened we were all laying in our bunks and the curtains are open, everybody’s communicating, laughing, when the [room] door flew open on the bus.,’ she recalled. ‘Robert was having sex with Aaliyah.”
When asked what she saw, Cunningham replied: “Things that an adult should not be doing with a child.”
That same year, 1994, it had been wide rumored Kelly and Aaliyah had secretly married, though they each denied it.
A afterward unearthed wedding certificate listed his 15-year-old protegee’s age as 18; her parents had it annulled the subsequent year.
Aaliyah met Kelly thorough Barry Hankerson, her uncle and his manager.
“Aaliyah [was] terribly tom-boyish, glasses, braces, no swag,” dancer aforesaid of meeting the the then-12-year-old.
“She truly was a beautiful young lady. We used to sneak Aaliyah out of the hotel room and take her all over the place. Those were the good old days,’ she said, adding: ‘but those are the things that also make you cry.”
Kelly went on to become her mentor, moreover as lead composer and producer of her double Pt debut album, the uncomfortably titled ‘Age Ain’t Nothing but a number’.
Aaliyah cut ties with Kelly once the accusations of prohibited marriage; she died in a very plane crash in 2002 shortly once photography a music video within the Bahama Islands, aged simply twenty two.
The eye-opening six-part docu-series interviews dozens of former friends, members of the family and colleagues, who all create grim claims concerning the singer abusing ladies and young women.
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Last year many ladies came forward claiming Kelly had been running a sex cult, and in May a lady filed a cause against him claiming that he had treated her like a sex slave.
The woman, who could be a former teen girlfriend of R. Kelly – and is suing him for allegedly giving her herpes – claimed he conjointly videotaped himself having non-consensual sex together with her.
Faith Rodgers was nineteen years when she started dating R. Kelly, whom she met at a celebration once his concert in San Antonio, Texas. She claims that the connection quickly became abusive.
— Lifetime (@lifetimetv) December 30, 2018
She spoke to CBS News about her relationship with R. Kelly, saying she filed the lawsuit against him in New York for ‘willfully, deliberately and maliciously’ infecting her with herpes to warn other teenage girls who may come into contact with him.
The singer, however, recently aforesaid he has been left ‘heartbroken’ by the allegations, and has criticised the media for making an attempt to distort and destroy his legacy by coverage allegations that he sexually mistreats ladies.
He was acquitted of child pornography charges in Chicago in 2008, The Guardian reported – but speculation about his alleged sexual misconduct has continued.
The singer conjointly moon-faced inculpative allegations from his former wife, Andrea, throughout an interview on program, The View.
The couple were married for thirteen years, with Andrea saying she suffers from a post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after alleged assault from her ex husband.
“I remember one time he attacked me in the back of a Hummer, and I do suffer from PTSD because of it,” Andrea recalled.
“I thought I was going to die in the back of the Hummer because of what he had done.”
a non-public preview screening of the period documentary command in big apple earlier this month had to be exhausted following variety of bomb threats.
A private preview screening of the Lifetime documentary held in New York earlier this month had to be evacuated following a number of bomb threats.
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