Things are quickly heating up against R. Kelly.
Faith Rodgers was one of many brave women who came forward to speak her truth about R. Kelly. Her media press run exposing the R&B legend for sexual abuse didn’t stop at her appearance on “Surviving R. Kelly.” She has officially decided to work with the New York Police Department to look into the alleged deviant behavior, according to her lawyer.
Gloria Allred represented her client at a New York press conference on Monday. The then 19-year-old, who accused Kelly of forcing her into “nonpermissive, painful and abusive sex” as well as knowingly giving her herpes, was not afraid to detail her disturbing experience to bring about justice. Allred disclosed intimidation tactics from R. Kelly’s side, in trying to convince Rodgers not to go through with her participation in the case. According to reports, he wrote to her New-York-based lawyer, Lydia Agu, “Please advise Ms. Rodgers, your client, to abandon this heartless effort to try to destroy my musical legacy for selfish, personal enrichment. If she persists in (the) court action, she will be subjected to public opinion during the discovery process.”
The “Bump n’ Grind” singer even threatened to demand a medical record to identify where the STD came from and have “10 personal male witnesses testifying under oath about her sex life.”
Regardless of threats, “public opinion,” or Kelly’s outright denial, it was made very clear that there was no changing Faith’s mind.
“Robert Kelly, the Faith Rodgers you met when she was 19 years old was vulnerable and impressionable. The 21-year-old Faith Rodgers you are seeing now is stronger and wiser. I have learned not to ignore the signs of abuse, manipulation, and intimidation,” the lawyer said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Rodgers and the rest of the accusers continue to garner support from the likes of Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, John Legend, and many more.
– Blogged By : @iamb_chianne