R Kelly accused of giving woman STD while trying to 'groom her to join sex cult'
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R Kelly is facing fresh sexual harassment claims. An unnamed woman, who hails from Texas, has accused the singer of giving her a sexually transmitted disease amid claims he was trying to recruit her into his 'sex cult'. She says she contracted an STD from the I Believe I Can Fly singer during an eight-month relationship with him that began when she was 19-years-old. She filed a complaint with the Dallas Police Department last week and is preparing a federal civil complaint against him, according to the Washington Post. But a representative for the star told the publication that he "categorically denies all claims and allegations" being made by the woman. The woman is claiming she met Kelly last June and that their relationship continued until February, this year. She claims he infected her in December while he was in Dallas for a concert. Her attorney, Lee Merritt, said in a statement to the publication: "Our client was the victim of several forms of criminal misconduct by Kelly, including, but not limited to, unlawful restraint, furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor, and aggravated assault (via the referenced intentional STD infection). "These offenses occurred while our client was being groomed to join Kelly’s sex cult. Kelly gradually introduced the cult to our client over the course of their relationship, culminating with an explanation that she would have to sign a contract and offer collateral information about herself and her family for Kelly’s protection." Mirror Online has contacted R Kelly's representatives for comment. It comes after the singer's former business partner claimed he used to have to step in and stop the star getting close to girls who were too young. In an interview for BBC Three’s new documentary R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes, Rocky Bivens is asked if he ever had concerns about the age of the girls R Kelly was around. He admitted: "There’s been several times where I’ve had to say ‘no, that’s not going to happen’ because of the age of the person. I didn’t care if he got mad at me. Because it was a choice with me." Detailing how age was not a concern to the R&B singer – real name Robert Kelly – Rocky added: "When it came to sex, it was sex with Robert. If a girl was in the room and she had a big booty, she had a big booty. If she was 15 or 20. She had a big booty to him. Period." Also in the documentary, the singer’s former girlfriend Kitti Jones claimed he had trained a 14-year old fan to be his "pet".
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