When he’s not trapped in the closet, R&B superstar R.
Kelly has a history of preying on underage girls, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that the 49-year-old is now reportedly dating a teenager.
“Out of respect for Aaliyah, and her mother and father who has asked me not to personally.
But I can tell you I loved her, I can tell you she loved me, we was very close.
Is it because, with age, we care more about a relationship’s potential longevity, rather than just instant sexual gratification?
In 1996, Tiffany Hawkins, a young woman from Kelly’s native Chicago, filed suit against Kelly claiming she “suffered personal injuries and severe emotional harm because she had sex with the singer and he encouraged her to participate in group sex with him and other underage girls,” reported the Chicago Sun-Times. She sought million in damages and eventually settled for 0,000 in January 1998, just days after giving a seven-hour deposition. Kelly settled with Sampson for an undisclosed sum, too.“I think in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, rock music, or pop culture people misbehaving and behaving badly sexually with young women, rare is the amount of evidence compiled against anyone apart from R.
The other day, at a Fashion Week party, my friend Alan and I stood against a wall, scanning the room for hot people, as you do.
“It’s weird,” he said contemplatively, staring into a sea of models.
There have been a litany of other allegations against Kelly from underage women, but Kelly has been consistently protected by his wealth and power.
In 1994, let’s not forget, Kelly, then 27, married his 15-year-old protégé Aaliyah in a secret ceremony.