R. Kelly Told His Doctor That 15-Year-Old Aaliyah Wanted To Marry Him
R. Kelly is looking to dispel a decades long rumor against late singer, Aaliyah.
According to reports, R. Kelly told his doctor that Aaliyah was the one who came up with the idea to get married and not him.
RadarOnline reports details of the shocking psychiatric evaluation done on R. Kelly by clinical assistant professor of Harvard Medical School, Renee Sorrentino. The report was submitted by the convicted criminal’s team ahead of his sentencing. R. Kelly and his legal team are said to have hoped that the report would sway the judge in giving him a lesser sentence. However, it did little to convince the judge who ended up sentencing the singer to 30 years in prison after he was found guilty of sex trafficking and racketeering.
In the psychiatric report, the doctor said they spoke to the “Ignition” singer about his past relationships with women, specifically, his relationship with Aaliyah. During his session, R. Kelly told the doctor that he met her when he was about 25 -years-old. Aaliyah was only 13 or 14 at the time. Kelly was introduced to the singer by his account manager–Aaliyah’s uncle–Barry Hankerson.
According to R. Kelly, Hankerson asked him to help guide Aaliyah’s career. He said he spent two years working on her music and that her mother Diane Haughton often accompanied Aaliyah to the sessions. Kelly told the doctor that there was a conflict between him and Diane. He claims Aaliyah wanted to travel to Chicago to continue to work with him which
” led to a conflict between Aaliyah and her mother.”
R. Kelly claims Aaliyah traveled against her mother’s wishes and the pair wanted to get married. According to the psychiatric report, Kelly
“described feeling like he was in trouble because she was already in Chicago, which was against her parent’s wishes. He told her if they married, she had to go home. They married in a hotel in Chicago. She then went home.”
As previously reported, prosecutors claimed in 1994 that a 27-year-old R. Kelly married 15-year-old Aaliyah. The government said Kelly’s associate–Demetrius Smith– bribed a state official to obtain a fake ID for the underage singer–a claim that Kelly has denied any involvement in.
The indictment read,
“[Kelly] and others bribed a government employee to create false identification for [Aaliyah]. Witnesses have advised the government that [Kelly] engaged in this bribery scheme to obtain a marriage license so he could quickly and secretly marry [Aaliyah] to avoid criminal charges for engaging in a sexual relationship with [Aaliyah] who was a minor at the time.”
The marriage was annulled shortly after and the two seemingly went their separate ways. R. Kelly told the doctor he never had sex with Aaliyah, but it would have been different if she was older. He said she returned home and called Kelly on the phone. In the report, the doctor wrote,
“He [Kelly] said they were both crying on the phone. The phone call ended when Aaliyah’s parents hung up the phone. The [call] was the last time Mr. Kelly spoke to Aaliyah.”
On June 29, R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a New York courtroom after being found guilty of all counts of racketeering and sex trafficking.
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