R. Kelly ‘sexually assaulted a teenage boy he met at McDonald’s in 2006 and forced another young man to have sex with women while filming them,’ prosecutors allege ahead of singer’s trial
- R. Kelly’s Human Trafficking Trial Begins August 18
- On Friday, prosecutors filed a motion to include evidence they believe is inextricably linked to Kelly’s indicted crimes
- The evidence revolves around uncharged acts they claim Kelly carried out over the course of several years
- Prosecutors say Kelly had a sexual relationship with an underage man in 2006
- They also claim that he had a separate sexual relationship with a young man several years later, during which time he forced the man to have sex with an underage woman.
- Kelly is also charged with attempted bribery of a public servant in 2019 after he was first charged with sex crimes in the wake of the documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly’
Federal prosecutors in New York have filed a motion seeking permission to include evidence of alleged, unindicted crimes committed by R. Kelly during his upcoming sex trafficking trial.
The disgraced singer, 54, will face trial next month in Brooklyn after being charged with 22 crimes, including child sexual exploitation, production of child pornography, racketeering and obstruction of justice.
Prosecutors allege Kelly ran a company that consisted of managers, bodyguards and other employees who helped him recruit women and girls for sex.
On Friday, prosecutors filed a new file asking a judge to admit evidence for other unindicted acts that they say are “directly relevant to and inextricably intertwined with the evidence of the crimes indicted.”
They contain a shocking claim that Kelly sexually assaulted a 17-year-old boy known as John Doe #1 after meeting him at a Chicago McDonalds in 2006.
The documents further allege that that boy subsequently introduced Kelly to another underage male, identified only as John Doe #2.
Several years later, prosecutors allege that Kelly began a sexual relationship with John Doe #2. They also allege that the star forces several of his “girlfriends” – including a minor – to have sex with the young man while he was filming them.
Federal prosecutors in New York have filed a motion seeking permission to include evidence of alleged, unindicted crimes committed by R. Kelly during his upcoming sex trafficking trial. He is pictured during a court hearing in September 2019
Kelly is pictured in 2006 – the same year he reportedly started dating a 17-year-old boy, he met a McDonald’s
In addition to the shocking sexual allegations, Kelly’s new filing for the bribery of a Cook County clerk in February 2019 — the same month that the Cook County State Attorney’s Office charged the star with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault.
Prosecutors say a “crisis manager” for Kelly gave the clerk $2,500 and a “burner phone” to gain insider information about the legal issues.
The legal filing comes less than four weeks before Kelly’s trial begins.
A judge recently allowed a slight delay in the trial, reversing the opening statements from August 9 to August 18 after Kelly got a new legal team.
He is currently being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Ghislaine Maxwell is another high-profile prison inmate.
The legal filing comes less than four weeks before Kelly’s trial begins. Kelly was pictured in a court sketch earlier this month
A judge recently allowed a slight delay in the trial, reversing the opening statements from Aug. 9 to Aug. 18 after Kelly got a new legal team
The federal lawsuit revolves around allegations that Kelly and a group of executives and bodyguards recruited women and girls for sex.
Federal prosecutors say the group has selected victims at concerts and other venues and arranged for them to travel to see Kelly. The Grammy Award-winning singer denies ever assaulting anyone.
He also faces state charges in Minnesota, Illinois and New York, but his federal trial is set to take place first. It has been postponed several times since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He was charged in the wake of the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, in which several women shared their stories of abuse by him.
In the docuseries, several women claimed that he and his entourage starved them and robbed their cell phones.
They would have control over when the women slept and also forced them to have sex with each other.
He has always denied doing anything wrong and in an interview with Gayle King, he exploded, claiming he was the victim of a set-up.
If convicted, Kelly could spend the rest of his life in prison.
The federal lawsuit revolves around allegations that Kelly and a group of executives and bodyguards recruited women and girls for sex. Pictured, in September 2019