R.Kelly – New Woman Claims She Was Sexually Abused By Singer When She Was 16-Year-Old Intern
A new woman has come forward with accusations of being sexually assaulted by R. Kelly. A woman named Tracy Sampson said she met Kelly in the summer of 1999 when she was a 16-year-old intern at Epic Records. She claims, Kelly allegedly tried to kiss her – when she was underage – and began a sexual relationship with her. She says he inquired,
Kelly: Can I kiss you?
Kelly: Well, give me a hug.
And then, like, when I gave him a hug he just started kissing me. I was in love with him. I just didn’t know what to do. Like, I didn’t know if this was normal. I didn’t know if this is how adults acted.”
Sampson, 36, decided to come forward two weeks after the release of “Surviving R. Kelly.” After Sampson turned 18, she filed a lawsuit against Kelly and ended their sexual relationship. In 2002, she says she settled the lawsuit for $250,000.
When asked about Sampson’s claims, Steven Greenberg, Kelly’s lawyer says he isn’t privy to Sampson’s accusations due to him not representing the 53-year-old singer during that time. When he asked what he thinks about these women coming forward,
There’s not ‘all these women.’ There’s a few women who are making these allegations for which there’s no proof. The record companies are abandoning him. Other artists are all of a sudden acting like they’re shocked by these rumors that – that are floating around. He’s having a very difficult time. But he is strong, he’s tough. He wants to put out his music and continue performing for people. And I expect that’s what he’ll be able to do.
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