Black Women, #MeToo & 'Surviving R. Kelly'

Black Women, #MeToo & 'Surviving R. Kelly'

Black Women, #MeToo & 'Surviving R. Kelly'

Rodgers´ team also said Kelly wrote to her attorney Lydia Hills saying he was prepared to demand medical evidence to support her claim about the STD and that he would challenge her version of events by putting up male witnesses who would testify under oath about her sex life.

R. Kelly has denied these claims and Greenberg told the Associated Press: "The allegations aren't true because he never knowingly had sex with an underage woman, he never forced anyone to do anything, he never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone".

"Taking a stand against R. Kelly, someone who has been termed ´the King of R&B´ and is loved by many has not been easy", Rodgers said Monday.

The NYPD will meet with a woman who has accused R. Kelly of sexual assault and infecting her with genital herpes - and who now says the singer is trying to intimidate her into silence, attorney Gloria Allred said Monday.

Faith's mother, Kelly Rodgers, said that she and her husband have received threatening phone calls and messages since the suit was filed.

Kelly has long kept coy about the relationship, but his lawyer Steven Greenberg maintains that the singer was unaware of Aaliyah's age at the time of their marriage.

Rodgers said Kelly sent her a letter in October that threatened: "If she persists in court action, she will be subjected to public opinion".

Video: Lawyer Lied About Whether Kelly Knew Aaliyah's Real Age!

Faith Rodgers, one of R. Kelly's alleged victims, claims that Kelly threatened her with retaliation for filing a lawsuit previous year against him alleging that he abused her and knowingly infected her with a sexually transmitted disease.

"No woman should be criticized, shamed or retaliated against for speaking the truth", Rodgers told reporters.

Kelly's camp has in the past denied that he knew the late pop star was just 15 when they Wednesday in secret in 1994.

Also, another factor that plays into the rampant sexual violence against young black girls and women today is encouraged and perpetuated by corporate sponsored bastardized rap music on the radio in which these corporate puppet rappers say things like "I'll rape her and then murder her" or "Put molly in her drink and she ain't even knew it".

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