R. Kelly’s legal nightmare seems to be unceasing. The singer’s former goddaughter has now presented testimony against him in the federal trial that likely puts him on the losing side.

Kelly’s alleged victim testified against the rapper in the federal trial on Thursday. She revealed to the jury that R. Kelly had sex with her “innumerable times” before she turned 18, as per TMZ. Kelly had sex with her when she was only 15, though he’d started being sexual towards her much before.

The victim remained anonymous and used the pseudonym ‘Jane.’ She revealed that Kelly had sex with her many times, and she was too intimidated by him to put an end to it. She further said that Kelly appeared as an authority figure to her, and she just obeyed his requests. Even if she felt odd about it, with time the line between normal and abnormal started blurring.

Jane added that Kelly sexually engaged with other teenagers as well. She recruited other girls for him. Kelly even recorded them being sexual with each other when they were only 14.

The case has taken a huge turn with the testimony. Jane and her parents for years denied the inappropriate relationship she had with Kelly. Even though federal prosecutors claimed she’s the girl on the video footage used in the 2008 trial and this case, she claims otherwise.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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