Singer R Kelly's former girlfriend accuses him of sexual assault, infecting her with herpes
Rodgers alleged that she was in a relationship with Kelly for less than a year, during when he routinely abused her mentally, sexually and verbally.
A woman named Faith Rogers has filed a lawsuit on Monday against American singer-songwriter R. Kelly, alleging that he sexually assaulted her, locked her in a room to punish her for failing to please him and infected her with herpes.
Rodgers alleged that she was in a relationship with Kelly for less than a year, during when he routinely abused her mentally, sexually and verbally. She also added that Kelly used to record her against her will.
The suit, filed in the New York Supreme Court, states allegations of sexual battery, fraud, and false imprisonment.
"Defendant, R. Kelly, locked Plaintiff in secluded areas including rooms, studios, and motor vehicles, for extended periods of time in order to punish Plaintiff for failing to please Defendant sexually and/or for perceived offenses and violations of his prescribed code of conduct," the suit alleges.
According to reports, Rodgers, 20, met Kelly a year ago after a concert in San Antonio. They exchanged phone numbers and soon, Kelly got her to New York. During their first sexual encounter, Rodgers says, she told Kelly that she was not ready to have sex but he disregarded her and engaged in non-permissive, painful and abusive sex. Afterward, she stated that he disparaged what he called her 'physical inadequacies' and 'lack of participation'. Rodgers added that she only learned later that Kelly had herpes, and that she had been infected.
Robert Sylvester Kelly is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player. Kelly has faced repeated allegations of sexual misconduct and has recently been targeted by the Time's Up movement.