With many year allegations that R&B icon R Kelly “Robert Sylvester”was accused of running a “sex cult“. The singer has been recently again accused of sexually abusing a girl since she was 14 years old.
The R&B icon former girlfriend Kitti Jones, who dated Kelly for two years beginning in 2011, makes the claim about another woman in a BBC3 documentary, R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes iPlayer, NME caught up with documentarian Ben Zand to discuss its contents.
Despite the large number of similar allegations against Kelly over the past 20-plus years, the singer has never been convicted of any related crime.
In the BBC documentary, Jones says Kelly was “very abusive, physically, mentally, verbally. I think he gets some sort of satisfaction within himself, knowing that he’s taking control over other people.”
During two years of dating Kelly from 2011 onwards, Jones, 34, says she was groomed by him, and forced to have sex with him and others at least 10 times in a “sex dungeon”.
“I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he ‘trained’ since she was 14, those were his words,” she says. “I saw that she was dressed like me, that she was saying the things I’d say and her mannerisms were like mine. That’s when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets. He calls them his pets.”
She claims Kelly forced the 14-year-old woman, whom she does not name, to “crawl on the floor towards me and perform oral sex on me, and he said, ‘This is my f—ing pet, I trained her. She’s going to teach you how to be with me.’” It is unclear how old the young woman was at the time.