Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer R. Kelly sexually abused a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment, and infected her with herpes, the woman said in a lawsuit filed in New York.
Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday she met Kelly about a year ago after a concert in San Antonio, Texas. The 20-year-old says that Kelly "mentally, sexually and verbally" abused her during their relationship.
Rodgers said in an appearance today on "CBS This Morning" that Kelly instructed her to call him "daddy" and told her his goal was to teach her how to have sex like a "mature woman."
Kelly's management team declined to comment today, but they previously declined Rodgers' claims when she filed a police report in Dallas.
A series of women have come forward to allege misconduct by Kelly over recent years, accusing him of everything from sexual coercion to physical abuse.
That includes parents who said their daughter was being held by Kelly as part of a sex cult, and a woman who said she was in a long-term abusive relationship with him. Kelly and the girl whose parents came forward denied the allegations against him.