R. Kelly Accused of Keeping 14-Year-Old Girl as Sex 'Pet'
R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones is accusing the controversial singer of abusing a girl since she was 14 years old, according to The Guardian.
Jones, 34, makes this allegation in “R. Kelly: Sex, Girls, and Videotapes,” a new documentary from BBC3. Jones claims she dated Kelly from 2011-2013 and that he forced her to have sex in a “sex dungeon” at least 10 times.
“I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he ‘trained’ since she was 14, those were his words,” she 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.”
Jones said that Kelly made the woman crawl and perform oral sex on her. “This is my fucking pet,” she said. “I trained her. She’s going to teach you how to be with me.” The woman’s age at the time of the incident is unknown.
Jones has accused Kelly of abusing her physically, mentally, and verbally in the past. Last year, she also said Kelly “brainwashed” multiple women in a cult-like environment.
Kelly has denied these allegations. “Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him,” said Kelly’s attorney, Linda Mensch, last year. “Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”
It isn’t the first time Kelly has faced alarming allegations of improper sex acts with a minor. He reportedly married Aaliyah when she was 15, though he’s denied the story. He was also found not guilty of child pornography charges in 2008. Since then, he’s reportedly made multiple out of court settlements with other women who’ve accused him of inappropriate behavior.