Regardless of Aaliyah’s household denying a relationship between Aaliyah and R. Kelly, Kelly’s former workers say in any other case. As Kelly’s legal trial is underway, extra witnesses are testifying that they noticed Kelly and Aaliyah collectively on a number of events in compromising conditions. Just lately, a former background dancer of Kelly’s says she caught Kelly partaking in a sexual act with an underage Aaliyah.
Witness says she caught R. Kelly giving Aaliyah oral intercourse
In response to a report from The Huff Post, the tenth witness to testify in Kelly’s present trial took the stand on Monday, Sept. 13, and alleged she noticed firsthand Kelly partaking in a sexual act with Aaliyah. The witness, beforehand known as Jane Doe, says she caught Kelly giving Aaliyah oral intercourse on the again of a tour bus in 1991.
Jane Doe, who now identities herself as “Angela” advised the courtroom that she labored as a background dancer for Kelly on the time. She alleges that she and one other member of the crew had been enjoying a pranking recreation whereas on tour. Sooner or later, they determined to prank Kelly, which they admit to doing usually. Angela says she “slightly opened the door and saw Robert and Aaliyah in a sexual situation.”
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Kelly’s head was allegedly between Aaliyah’s legs, whereas he was on his knees. Angela says Aaliyah was underaged on the time of the alleged incident, which might have made her 12 or 13, as Aaliyah’s start yr is 1979.
Moreover, Angela admits that she too started a sexual relationship with Kelly when she was underage, saying their relationship started when she was 14. This isn’t the primary time somebody who labored for Kelly throughout that point claimed they walked in on Kelly and Aaliyah.
In the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, Kelly’s former backup singer/dancer Jovante Cunningham advised producers that she walked in on Kelly and Aaliyah on the again of a tour bus having intercourse. Many assume that Cunningham is the witness referred to as “Angela,” however there’s no official affirmation.
Aaliyah’s dad and mom have fiercely denied she was ever in a relationship with R. Kelly
After the docuseries aired that featured Cunningham’s allegation, Aaliyah’s mom, Diane Houghton, launched a assertion refuting Cunningham’s claims on Twitter. “My husband and I were always on tour with [Aaliyah] and at interviews and every place she went throughout her entire career,” the assertion learn in half.
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The assertion continued: “Whoever this woman is [who is making the allegations], I have never seen her before anywhere on planet earth, until now.” She additionally known as Cunningham’s story “lies and fabrications.”
Kelly and Aaliyah had been illegally married in August 1994, as MTV Information had been the primary to report such. On the time of the unlawful nuptials, Aaliyah was 15-years-old – and Kelly was 27. Kelly’s former street supervisor, Demetrius Smith, testified that Kelly married Aaliyah to keep away from jail time underneath the assumption that Aaliyah was pregnant together with his child. Smith admits to serving to orchestrate the marriage by bribing an Illinois authorities worker $500 for a pretend ID. Aaliyah’s dad and mom had the wedding annulled in 1996.
The late singer’s uncle admits that Aaliyah’s relationship with R. Kelly brought on their household ache
Whereas Aaliyah’s dad and mom deny the connection between their daughter and Kelly, the late singer’s uncle and proprietor of her former document label doesn’t. Barry Hankerson not too long ago turned emotional when requested by The Rickey Smiley Morning Show how the wedding impacted his household.
I needed to actually think about what my actions could be and I discovered that I used to be not a hardcore legal as a result of I couldn’t kill no one. So I took it to Minster Farrakhan, prayed about it, and determined to let God deal with him…I simply put a wall as much as that. It’s simply too emotional for me. It simply brings again too many unhealthy ideas for my complete household. He impacted my complete household. It’s simply a unhealthy factor.
Hankerson additionally admits that his relationship together with his sister Diane, Aaliyah’s mom, has been estranged since Aaliyah’s tragic dying in 2001. He’s hopeful their household can reconcile in some unspecified time in the future.