R. Kelly Is Being Accused Of Turning A 14-Year-Old Girl Into His 'Sex Pet'
A new BBC documentary describes R. Kelly as mentally, verbally and physically abusive.
R. Kelly has garnered a repellent reputation for preying on young girls. His latest victim is a 14-year-old that Kelly is accused of grooming to be his "sex pet."
In 2017, Kelly was accused of being a cult leader who holds young women and girls against their will. Former girlfriend Kitti Jones said that she got "trapped" by the singer. Now, she's teaming up with the BBC on a new documentary R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes to shed light on how Kelly sexually abuses young women — one of which since she was only 14.
Jones, who began a relationship with Kelly in 2011 and is now 34, says she was groomed by him and forced to have sex with him and others at least 10 times in a “sex dungeon,” The Guardian reports.
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“I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he ‘trained’ since she was 14, those were his words," Jones says. "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.”
Jones's story doesn't come as much of a surprise given Kelly's history with underage girls. First, the singer married a then 15-year-old Aaliyah in 1994. Then there was his infamous sex tape allegations from 2001 of which he was acquitted in 2008. There have also been claims of settlements made with various other young girls to keep them quiet.
In the documentary, Jones also describes Kelly as “very abusive, physically, mentally, verbally."
"I think he gets some sort of satisfaction within himself," she continues. "Knowing that he’s taking control over other people.”
Despite Kelly's questionable past, his music continues to remain popular among fans. However, movements like #MuteRKelly work to shut down Kelly's concerts and get his music off the airways. At some point, we have to choose stepping up for our girls over stepping in the name of love.
Kelly and his camp have declined to comment on these accusations, according to the Guardian and the BBC.