One of the women featured in the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” says that she has been subject to new threats from the singer.
Faith Rodgers, who has alleged abuse against Kelly and has sued him for knowingly infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease, held a press conference with her lawyer Gloria Allred on Monday.
According to Variety, Rodgers said that Kelly had sent her a letter threatening to “reveal what he alleges are details of her sex life” if her suit is not dropped.
“If she persists in court action she will be subjected to public opinion during the discovery process,” the letter stated. “For example, my law team is prepared to request the production of the medical test results proving the origin of her STD claim, as well as 10 personal male witnesses testifying under oath about her sex life… If Ms. Rodgers really cares about her own reputation she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaign.”
Allred also stated that a number of revealing photos of her client had been posted to the Facebook page “Surviving Lies”, which Kelly used to target some of his accusers before the page was shut down on Jan. 7.
“Taking a stand against R. Kelly, someone who has been termed ‘the King of R&B’ and is loved by many, has not been easy. I trusted him and he betrayed my trust,” Rodgers said in a statement at the press conference. “No woman should be criticized, shamed or retaliated against for speaking the truth. I was vulnerable and impressionable when I met him at 19.”