R. Kelly Accused Of Paying Teen To Keep Quiet About Having Underaged Sex
This time it’s from a woman named Jerhonda Pace, who said she met the R&B star when she was 15 years old and started having sex with him by age 16. She said the singer would film their encounters without her permission and gave her money to keep quiet about the relationship.
Pace’s allegation comes shortly after the singer was accused of running a sex cult with a number of women in his homes in Georgia and Illinois.
According to Pace — whose last name was Johnson before getting married — she met Kelly when she attended his child pornography trial in 2008 because she was a big fan of his and wanted to show support.
From there, someone from Kelly’s team allegedly reached out to her on social media. After she attended a party with Kelly, the two became sexually involved.
“I had to call him ‘daddy,’ and he would call me ‘baby,'” she told Buzzfeed. “He wanted me to have two pigtails, and I had to go out and find little schoolgirl outfits.”
Pace said that she suffered physical abuse from the singer during their relationship and had to ask permission to eat, shower, use the bathroom and leave his residence.
“I was slapped, and I was choked, and I was spit on,” she explained. “I know speaking out against Kelly, Kelly could sue me, but I’m really not worried about it anymore. I feel like this is a healing process for me, because I’ve been holding this in for so many years, and to see that he always gets away with it, it’s just not right.”
Kelly’s camp denied Pace’s claims :
“The allegations against Mr. Kelly are false, and are being made by individuals known to be dishonest,” Kelly’s team said in a statement. “It is clear these continuing stories are the result of the effort of those with personal agendas who are working in concert to interfere with and damage his career. Mr. Kelly again denies any and all wrong doing and is taking appropriate legal action to protect himself from ongoing defamation.”
What do you think about Pace’s claims?