R. Kelly’s Ex Comes Forward Claiming He Starved Her, Beat Her, Forced Her to Have Sex With Other Women
Those sex cult allegations may have just been the tip of the iceberg.
After rumors surfaced over the summer that R. Kelly was running a bi-city sex cult for young girls, he's back in the headlines again, this time as another one of his exes comes forward with more abuse claims.
Back in July, news broke via a Buzzfeed News investigation that the disgraced singer was running a secret sex cult at his homes in Chicago and Atlanta, where he'd brainwash girls as young as 19, have sex with them and punish them if they broke any of his rules.
Multiple victims and their parents came forward about this, though R. Kelly and his legal team called the reports "a bunch of crap" at the time.
Now, in a brand new Rolling Stone profile that came out on Monday, October 23, former Dallas radio DJ Kitti Jones is telling her story, detailing her own abuse at the hands of the "Ignition" singer.
Kitti and R. Kelly, real name Robert Kelly, dated from 2011-2013, which Kitti refers to as a "hellish two-year period" in which he abused her physically and emotionally.
A few months after meeting at one of his Dallas concerts in 2011 and after a few sexual encounters, the now 50-year-old allegedly coerced the single mom of one to move with him to Chicago, though she initially resisted.
Eventually, however, Kitti caved and that's when the abuse really began.
"He would start kicking me, telling me I was a stupid bitch [and] don't ever get in his business," she tells the mag.
"If you disclose your relationship with him [to another woman] — how long you've known him or whatever — you can get beat. He doesn't want in any way for one girl to feel more like 'Oh we're close than you guys.' Even though we knew deep down we're all living there, we didn't address it."
The other women to which Kitti refers are those that were in his "sex cult."
She claims she eventually left Kelly in 2013 after he forced her to have sex with some of these women, including an incident that March where she claims he made one of the girls perform oral sex on Kitti.
"He told me, 'I raised her. I've trained this bitch. This is my pet,'" she tells Rolling Stone.
As with the first round of rumors, the R&B crooner and his team are denying Kitti's allegations, with his rep telling Rolling Stone in a statement:
“Mr. Kelly is aware of the repeated and now evolving claims of [Ms. Jones]. It is unfortunate that Ms. Jones, after public statements to the contrary, is now attempting to portray a relationship history with Mr. Kelly as anything other than consensual involvement between two adults."
"As stated previously, Mr. Kelly does not control the decision-making or force the actions of any other human being, including Ms. Jones, by her own admission. Any claim of wrongdoing of any kind or of mistreatment of any woman by him is false, ill-motived and defamatory.”
You can read the entire — and lengthy — Rolling Stone piece HERE, and stay tuned to Wetpaint for more.
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