Kelly was aware Aaliyah was 14-years-old before they got married

Deanna Kelley
January 16, 2019

Rogders originally filed a complaint with the Dallas Police Department in April 2018, claiming that Kelly mentally, physically, and sexually abused her during an eight-month relationship that began in 2017 when she was 19 years old. The answer is simple: rich black male figures like R. Kelly are allowed to prey on our young girls, but if he ever did that to young white girls, we know that his career would not only be over, but also he'd be going to prison for a very long time.

The footage contradicts claims by R Kelly's lawyer that the singer did not know that Aaliyah had been 14 at the time of their wedding in 1994.

"Mr. Kelly appears to have been engaging in a campaign of intimidation and retaliation", Rodgers' attorney, Gloria Allred, said on CBS.

She says Kelly initiated "non-permissive, painful and abusive sex" and failed to inform her he had the incurable virus herpes, which she says she then contracted.

An attorney for R&B singer R. Kelly on Friday called a new Lifetime documentary series a "for-profit hit piece", and said allegations of abuse by the Grammy-winning musician were a "complete fabrication".

When pressed further by the outlet if he thought people were "rewriting" history a bit, the "Better Now" hitmaker explained that he thought Kelly "had done a lot of fucked up shit". Another attorney for Rodgers, Lydia Agu, said she received a letter a year ago from Kelly, 51, saying, "Please advise Ms. Rodgers, your client, to abandon this heartless effort to try to destroy my musical legacy for selfish, personal enrichment".

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Rodgers, now 21, gave a brief statement, saying, "No woman should be victim shamed, harassed or retaliated against because she asserted her rights and spoke her truth".

Kelly denies any misconduct.

Despite the multiple accusations leveled against him, Kelly has not been found guilty of any crimes.

The letter sent to Rodgers' New York lawyer, Lydia Hills, also lectured her in sometimes nonsensical terms about her understanding of the law.

The documents include a signed eviction notice, which was put on hold until January 21 for Kelly to pay.

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