metro: Police in Detroit are looking into new allegations after a woman came forward, claiming she had sex with the 52-year-old when she was a teenager, in 2001.
According to CBS Chicago, his accuser said she was visiting her mum in Detroit at the time, and came into contact with the disgraced singer’s assistant. She alleges, they first had sex in a hotel on 30 December, 2001, before sleeping together in a recording studio weeks later. The woman, now 30, claims she visited Kelly at his Atlanta home over the next four years, and he gave her a sexually transmitted infection when she was 17.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig confirmed they are looking into her allegations, telling the publication: ‘We are eagerly waiting to speak to the alleged victim.’
The claims came after Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse on four alleged victims, three of which were underage at the time. He is due to appear in court on 8 March, and could face up to 70 years in jail if found guilty.
The star has denied all allegations, and broke down in tears during an appearance on CBS, stressing they are not true. In an emotional interview with Gayle King, he said: ‘I don’t need to, why would I, how stupid would I be… all that I’ve been through in my past to hold somebody… how stupid would I be to do that? That’s stupid guys. ‘Use your common sense, forget how you feel about me, hate me if you want to, love me if you want to… how stupid would it be for my crazy past and what I’ve been through. ‘Stop it, y’all quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me. I’m fighting for my fucking life.’
Source: Published by metro