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In a BBC3 documentary, former girlfriend Kitti Jones alleges the R&B star groomed an underage girl as well as her and other young women; Kelly has refused to comment

R Kelly performing in 2016.
 R Kelly performing in 2016. Photograph: Prince Williams/WireImage

The R&B singer R Kelly has been accused of sexually abusing a girl since she was 14 years old.

The allegation – the latest in a string of allegations of the sexual abuse of young women by Kelly – was made, referring to another woman, by former girlfriend Kitti Jones, in a BBC3 documentary, R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes.

During two years of dating Kelly from 2011 onwards, Jones, 34, says she was groomed by him, and forced to have sex with him and others at least 10 times in a “sex dungeon”.

She said: “I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he ‘trained’ since she was 14, those were his words. 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.”

BBC News Press Team


WATCH: R Kelly’s former girlfriend Kitti Jones shares with @BenjaminZand her experiences of abuse and grooming during their relationship. R Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes is available on @BBCThree now 

Jones said Kelly made the unnamed woman “crawl on the floor towards me and perform oral sex on me, and he said, ‘This is my fucking pet, I trained her. She’s going to teach you how to be with me.’” It is unclear how old the woman was at the time of this incident.

Kelly or his representatives made no comment to the BBC or the Guardian, but he has previously denied accusations of sexual impropriety or violence against women.

In 2008, Kelly was found not guilty of child pornography charges after he was accused of filming and photographing sexual encounters with a 14-year-old girl. He has reportedly made out of court settlements with various other women, including in 1996 Tiffany Hawkins, who said she had a sexual relationship with him for three years from the age of 15.

Jones has spoken out against Kelly before, in an October 2017 interview with Rolling Stone, in which she described him becoming physically abusive after she confronted him over the alleged child abuse images: “He would start kicking me, telling me I was a stupid bitch [and] don’t ever get in his business.”

In the BBC documentary, Jones says Kelly was “very abusive, physically, mentally, verbally. I think he gets some sort of satisfaction within himself, knowing that he’s taking control over other people.”

In July 2017, Jones, along with three other women, spoke out against Kelly for an investigation by reporter Jim DeRogatis for BuzzFeed News, in which they accused him of “brainwashing” a series of women into a cult-like setup, where Kelly required them to have sex with him, and controlled what they wore and when they could use the bathroom or their phones.

Kelly denied the claims, saying he would “work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name”.

DeRogatis later spoke to Jerhonda Pace, another woman who had a sexual relationship with Kelly. She said: “I was slapped and I was choked and I was spit on” by Kelly, who also reportedly had her dress up like a schoolgirl and call him “daddy”.

Elsewhere in the documentary, Kelly’s ex-manager Rocky Bivens stated that he was at the secret wedding ceremony between the singer and fellow R&B star Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time. Kelly has in the past denied the marriage.

Kelly is one of the most successful R&B singers of all time, having scored six US No 1 albums, with seven more reaching the Top 5; his hits include Bump n’ Grind, I Believe I Can Fly and Ignition (Remix). His success has waned in recent years, however, and he hasn’t had a single in the US Top 20 since 2007.

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Update: A female suspect is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a shooting at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. San Francisco General Hospital revealed that they received three patients from the shooting, including one male and one female in serious condition, and another female in fair condition. Another patient was admitted to Stanford Medical Center from the incident, but their condition was unknown.

One witness, who wanted to just be identified as Jesse, said he saw a woman shot in the leg and another woman shot multiple times inside YouTube’s courtyard.


According to CBS, there is an active shooter at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. Possible injuries have been reported.

YouTube employee Vadim Lavrunsik tweeted: “Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.” He later updated his followers saying: “Safe. Got evacuated it. Outside now.”

Sources say multiple 911 calls were received and police are now on the scene.

*This story is developing…

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On Monday (March 19), singer Trey Songz was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge after a woman accused the R&B sensation of punching her at a Los Angeles party. The 33-year-old, who turned himself over to police, was released a few hours later after posting a $50,000 bail. Trey has openly denied the claims by the woman identified as Andrea Buera.

Taking to Twitter following his arrest, the singer tweeted, “For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this, and I initially agreed, but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain.”

Before his arrest, Buera addressed the media during a press conference alongside her lawyer Lisa Bloom, claiming that the alleged assault inflicted by Trey Songz left her with a concussion.

However, 50 Cent doesn’t seem to buy Buera’s claims. On Sunday, 50 posted leaked photos of Buera with a caption that read: “This stripper joint Andrea got Lisa bloom talking bout Trey hit her, everybody know he ain’t hit her this a money play smh any thing to get the Bag #thesehoescrazy.”

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Kala Jerzy

Contributing Writer

Article Image: Lisa Bloom Says She Has More Women Who Claim Trey Songz Abused Them

There are serious allegations that Trey Songz might have assaulted a number of women. So far he has been accused of assaulting a woman named Andrea Buera. Lisa Bloom, Buera’s attorney, believes “she has other women who claim to have been physically assaulted by the rapper,” reports The Blast.

In his defense, Trey Songz tweeted, “For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this and I initially agreed but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain.”

Despite Songz’s denial of the crime, he turned himself into the Hollywood Los Angeles Police Department station on Monday and was arrested for domestic assault felony. He was released on $50,000 bail shortly after. Buera’s attorney was reportedly very pleased about that.

What’s more, the attorney has been looking for witnesses from the party where the alleged incident between Songz and Buera had taken place. Supposedly, after the press conference, she had two other women get in touch with her claiming they had been physically assaulted by the rapper.

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Arrests and violent altercations broke out on the campus of Michigan State University Monday.

Altercations between white nationalists, protesters and police have led to numerous arrests and at times, violence. About 25 people have been arrested outside the pavilion.

White nationalist Richard Spencer is speaking inside the pavilion at Michigan State leading to anti-facist protests all day.

Some of Spencer’s supporters and protesters became violent leading to punches being thrown.

A heavy police presence has had its hands full despite the coordinated efforts of Michigan State Police and local agencies with skirmishes breaking out sporadically.

“We are here to show him that we are a diverse area and that he is not welcome here – and that we will push back,” said one protester.

“Everywhere else he’s gone there’s been violence, there has been assaults,” said another protester. “I think all of us are a little afraid. Everyone felt compelled to be here because this is wrong.”

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Jessica Todd

VladTV Staff Writer

Article Image: Remy Ma's Sister Arrested for Shooting and Running Over One Person

Remy Ma’s sister, Remeesha Alesia Blount, 27, was arrested on Monday (February 19) night in Raleigh, NC, after allegedly firing a gun into a car with three women inside, hitting one of them. According to the Raleigh News & Observer, Blount hit the woman who had been shot after they were fleeing the scene in panic.

The victim is listed in fair condition and Blount was charged with charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, three counts of assault with the weapon with intent to kill, shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm in the city. She is currently being held without bail and facing previous charges of assault with a deadly weapon, shooting a gun inside city limits and assault by pointing a gun.

In 2008, Remy Ma was sentenced to eight years for assault, illegal weapon possession and attempted coercion, of which she served six years.

Source: News & Observer

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Footage of a brawl featuring Tekashi69 has been obtained by TMZ. The rapper and several other individuals were involved in an altercation right outside of LAX airport in Los Angeles. The clip begins with two men arguing. Then Tekashi walks up to them — trying to see what’s going on. One of the men pushes Tekashi back, attempting to keep him away. They both appear to leave the situation but things quickly get heated.

A security guard steps between the men in order to de-escalate the situation. All of a sudden, a fight breaks out. The scuffle even ends up in the street and one man gets his shirt ripped. Bystanders immediately take out their phones to record the brawl. Tekashi and his crew eventually walk off, back into the airport where police arrive on the scene. Watch the footage above.


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Two former Baltimore police officers are facing sentences of up to 60 years in prison after they were convicted on various charges related to their participation in a crooked cop operation that made them hordes of cash at the expense of local drug dealers.

After more than a day and a half of deliberation, a federal jury trying the case of Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor produced guilty verdicts that will translate to extensive time behind bars for racketeering conspiracy, racketeering, and numerous Hobbs Act robbery charges.

Hersl and Taylor are two of eight disgraced officers who have now been dealt justice for collaborating to rob suspects of drugs and money, even after the US Justice Department launched an investigation against the city’s Police Department for civil rights offenses.

According to reports, the disgraced detectives played leading roles in orchestrating the extortion of drug dealers, the jailing of innocent citizens, and the resale of narcotics and guns that were seized off of their targets. The crimes occurred as they operated under the now-defunct Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF).

As the trial progressed, jurors got to hear of such instances as the one that involved the officers taking half of some $200,000 in cash that they found in a safe after forcing their way into a home without a warrant. When it wasn’t cash, at times it was drugs that they took, harbored, and often had sold back to the streets for a profit.

Their business model eventually didn’t work. You can’t rob people just because they’re drug dealers,” acting US Attorney for the District of Maryland, Stephen M. Schenning, told reporters who were on hand to cover the decision on Monday, February 12.

Hersl and Taylor had pleaded not-guilty to the counts that they were facing. The other six men involved have already pled guilty to similar charges, and four of them testified against Hersl and Taylor in exchange for more lenient sentences.


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UPDATE: Detroit rapper Peezy was shot this past weekend. The victim that was shot in the head and critical was another Detroit man. Details about Peezy are still unknown but he is currently recovering.


Allegedly rapper, Peezy, was shot Saturday evening on the east side.

Witness said that they heard gunshots on 3600 block of Fairview Street, where they found him laying in the middle of the street with wounds to the head. He is currently recovering. Details still emerging.

Peezy just got back to Detroit from performing in Milwaukee.

We are wishing Peezy, a quick recovery. #PrayersUp


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