- R Kelly’s former girlfriend Kitti Jones has accused the R&B singer of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl.
- In a new BBC documentary, Jones says he introduced her to a girl he said he had been “training” as a “sex pet” since she was 14.
- Kelly and his representatives have not commented on the allegations, which are not the first made against the singer.
- He was found not guilty of child-pornography charges in 2008; accused of sexual coercion, physical abuse, and forced starvation by Jones in 2007; and allegedly held six women in an abusive “cult” the same year.
An ex-girlfriend of R Kelly has accused the singer of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl.
In a new BBC documentary, titled “R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes,” 34-year-old Kitti Jones claimed that during the couple’s two-year relationship, which started in 2011, she was “groomed” by the R&B singer and forced to have sex with others more than 10 times.
She said that Kelly introduced her to a girl whom he said he had “trained” since she was 14. She said he made the woman crawl on the floor toward her and perform oral sex on her, saying: “This is my f—ing pet. I trained her. She’s going to teach you how to be with me.”
Of the encounter, Jones said: “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.'”
While Kelly and his representatives did not comment on the accusations to the BBC, this is not the first time Jones has accused Kelly, who has faced and denied allegations throughout his career of sex with underage girls.
He was found not guilty of child-pornography charges in 2008 after he was accused of filming and photographing sexual encounters with a 14-year-old girl, according to The Guardian, which reported that he had also settled a number of other similar cases.
In 1998, he reportedly settled a case with Tiffany Hawkins, who alleged she had had a sexual relationship with Kelly for three years starting when she was 15.
Jones has accused R Kelly before
In an interview with Rolling Stone in October, Jones accused the singer of sexual coercion, physical abuse, and forced starvation. She claimed that when she confronted him over the alleged child abuse, “He would start kicking me, telling me I was a stupid b—- [and] don’t ever get in his business.”
She was also one of the women cited in a BuzzFeed News report from July the same year, which alleged that Kelly had been manipulating the lives of six women in an abusive “cult” in which they were required to have sex with the singer. Kelly denied the claims.
As part of the BBC documentary, Kelly’s ex-manager, Rocky Bivens, also said he had attended a “secret wedding ceremony” between R Kelly and the now deceased R&B star Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, a marriage Kelly has denied in the past.
Jones said Kelly is “very abusive, physically, mentally, verbally.” She added: “I think he gets some sort of satisfaction within himself, knowing that he’s taking control over other people.”