R. Kelly became a controversial name in the world of Hip-Hop for a reason. He is sitting in prison on a separate federal indictment that includes child pornography, sexual exploitation of children and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Government. He has been labelled as a predator and even tried to have herpes-related charges dropped against him.
Now it seems there is more to his herpes-related charges than initially thought. According to CNN, R. Kelly’s doctor of 25 years Kris McGrath recently testified that he treated Kelly for the sexually transmitted disease.
McGrath stated that Kelly could have had herpes since as early as 2000, but there was no evidence to prove his claim. McGrath added that Kelly had symptoms, but took a test that came back negative, which McGrath felt was a false-negative at the time.
“I did not conclude that he did not have herpes.”
McGrath also told the disgraced rapper to inform his sexual partners so they can make a decision whether or not to have sex with him. McGrath prescribed Kelly the herpes treatment drug, Valtrex, in March 2007, which was presented as evidence during the trial.
Roger Canaff, New York City’s former assistant district attorney stated that it would be hard for prosecutors to prove the accusation that Kelly knowingly infected his sexual partners.
“It is difficult to prove because it is not easy to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant knew he was infected when the sexual intercourse took place. However, testimony from a doctor who was treating Kelly is damning evidence. It shows that, as far back as 2007, Kelly knew he had a venereal disease. If it can be proven that he knew, and that he continued to have sexual intercourse, then the offense can be proven against him.”
The rapper was also accused of forcing his victims to stay in a ‘twilight zone’ of control. We will continue monitoring this ongoing story here at Thirsty as there are likely to be more disturbing accounts that have yet to be shared with the public.
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