In an intensive profile for Rolling Stone, one other girl has come ahead to accuse R. Kelly of abuse, mirroring allegations in opposition to the R&B star that popped up earlier this yr when BuzzFeed revealed a narrative about an abusive “cult” that R. Kelly allegedly trapped younger ladies in. The most recent accuser is Kitti Jones, a former Dallas radio DJ who met Kelly at an afterparty for one in every of his exhibits in 2011. She says she was an enormous fan of his music—and of him—and on the celebration he handed her a slip of paper together with his cellphone quantity and instructed her to name him “daddy.”
After that, Jones says she started a two-year relationship with Kelly that allegedly concerned “bodily abuse, sexual coercion, emotional manipulation, and a slew of draconian guidelines that dictated almost each facet of her life” together with “what and when to eat, find out how to costume, when to go to the lavatory and find out how to carry out for the singer sexually”—all much like the accusations from the BuzzFeed story. She says Kelly additionally made some extent to instruct different males in his circle to not work together together with her, like telling her to let him know if a driver spoke to her, and he or she provides that she even watched as two of Kelly’s “male staff” didn’t react in any respect when she discovered a stair as soon as.
By the tip of 2011, Jones stop her job to maneuver in with Kelly in Chicago. At that time he allegedly introduced up the truth that he had different ladies he had “raised” that might ultimately be transferring in as effectively, and he additionally allegedly started meticulously managing each facet of her life by selecting what garments she might put on, forcing her to present fixed textual content message updates of the place she went, and even demanding that she ask for permission for all the things (together with going to the lavatory). Kelly would additionally supposedly take Jones’ cellphone away and stop her from leaving her room in his condo, making it not possible for her to get meals.
Different ladies did transfer in ultimately, and Jones says they had been all monitored by safety cameras and barred from studying one another’s actual names. By 2013, Kelly was allegedly forcing them to have intercourse with one another, with Jones explaining that she’d be assaulted if she refused so she simply grew to become “numb to what’s taking place.” Jones additionally says Kelly would punish her increasingly incessantly, often with bodily abuse, together with her telling Rolling Stone, “if I wasn’t getting slapped, I wasn’t consuming or my cellphone was gone.” She even says she thought-about suicide, figuring, “I can both kill myself or kill him.”
Jones says she escaped from Kelly in September of 2013, developing with an excuse to return to Dallas after which simply staying. She says Kelly didn’t “categorical exhausting emotions” when she left, however when he had a tour cease in Dallas later that yr he requested her to fulfill him so he might return a few of her issues. As an alternative, he allegedly introduced her on his tour bus and began “attacking” her with “plenty of pressure.” After that, she stayed quiet and tried to rebuild her life, telling Rolling Stone that she “suffered in silence.”
Kelly, after all, has continued to disclaim all allegations like Jones’ and those from the BuzzFeed story.