Before the allegations of Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations, there were songwriter R.Kelley’s multiple sexual assault claims. According to his ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, she endured a nightmare of sexually and physical abuse that lasted for over three years.
Jones’ whole world changed in 2011 when she met Kelly. “He was everything that I thought,” says Jones. “He was good-looking. He just owned the room.” Little did she know that this handsome record producer, and former professional basketball player, would turn out to be her worse nightmare.
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She alleges that from 2011 to 2013, Kelly repeatedly abused her. He denies the accusations. However, this was not Kelly’s first rodeo when it came to abuse of women. Kelly’s affirmed control of ladies goes back to 1994, when the vocalist, at that point 27, wedded 15-year-old R&B artist Aaliyah.
In 1996, Kelly was sued for $10 million for sexual harassing vocalist Tiffany Hawkins, who guaranteed that she initially started having intercourse with Kelly at age 15 and “endured individual wounds and serious emotional damage since she had intercourse with the artist and he urged her to take part in sex with him and other underage young ladies.” (The claim was settled in 1998 for an undisclosed amount.) Other suits would come forth, by women claiming that they’d engaged in sexual relations with him when they were under 18.
Then, on February 3, 2002, a video surfaced supposedly demonstrating Kelly taking part in sex with, and urinating on, an underage young lady.
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However, Jones knows all too well what these women went through, in March 2013, when she was first compelled to have intercourse with other ladies, to her departure that September as “six months of hell.”
“I wouldn’t desire those memories on anybody,” Jones mentioned. She is developing a charitable organization called Stop Protecting Your Abuser. She feels that by staying silent, it is protecting the abuser. Jones states that her silence only made matters worse because it allowed him to feel like he was untouchable. She thinks that women like here have already had enough fear and shame put on them to stay silent, but now it’s time to change all of that and sound the whistle.