Rumor has it, R.Kelly has found himself a new woman. 19-year-old model named Halle Calhoun is said to be dating the singer, according to Gossip Thot.
A source alleges,
The two were said to have met backstage at one of his shows and have been hanging out since.
Another source claims that Kelly has been flying her and her mother around with him while he tours.
Why is this a big deal? Unfortunately, because of his past legal troubles when it comes to minors. Years ago, Kelly and a then 15-year-old singer protege Aaliyah were illegally married in a secret wedding ceremony on August 31, 1994 in Cook County conducted by Reverend Nathan J. Edmond from Chicago. The marriage was annulled in February 1995.
Kelly and Aaliyah, however, both denied that the marriage occurred and even denied that their relationship had ever moved beyond friendship. In May 1997, Aaliyah filed a lawsuit in Cook County to have the marriage records expunged. This action occurred in the midst of a suit filed by Tiffany Hawkins, who was seeking to use the marriage documents in her case. Aaliyah stated in court documents that she was underage at the time of marriage and, under Illinois state law, could not legally enter into marriage without parental consent.
On February 3, 2002, a video surfaced allegedly showing Kelly engaging in sex with, and urinating on, an underage girl. The story, which was released by an unknown source, was sent to the Chicago Sun-Times, the newspaper that broke the story on February 8, 2002. In June 2002, Kelly was indicted in Chicago on 21 counts of child pornography. That same month, Kelly was apprehended by Miami Police Department on a Chicago arrest warrant, and Polk County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of Kelly’s residence in Davenport, Florida. During the search officers recovered 12 images of an alleged underage girl on a digital camera – wrapped in a towel in a duffel bag – which allegedly depicted Kelly “involved in sexual conduct with the female minor.” According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the girl in the images obtained from Kelly’s Florida home also appears in the videotape which got Kelly indicted in Chicago. Kelly was arrested in January 2003 on those charges. In March 2004, these charges were dropped due to a lack of probable cause for the search warrants.
on June 13, 2008, a Chicago jury found Kelly not guilty of all 14 counts, concerning the case accusing him of engaging in sex with an underage girl on video.