Another woman is coming forward with allegations of abuse against R. Kelly.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, former Epic Records intern Tracy Sampson has come forward with allegations that the singer had an abusive sexual relationship with her as a teen.
Sampson sat down for an on-camera interview that will air on “Dateline” Friday night. The interview was previewed on “Today” Friday morning.
While interning at Epic Records in 1999, Sampson claims Kelly forced himself on her.
“‘Can I kiss you?'” Sampson recalls, “And I was like, ‘No,'” to which he responded, “‘Well, give me a hug.’ And then, like, when I gave him a hug he just started kissing me.”
Now 36 years old, Sampson claims she eventually got into a sexual relationship with the “Ignition” singer.
“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,” she says, explaining that at the time she felt that she “was in love with him.”
The interview comes after a number of women appeared on camera to talk about their own allegations against Kelly in the documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly”.
Sampson first came forward with her allegations in a Washington Post story published in May 2018.
Prosecutors in New York and Chicago are currently investigating the allegations raised against Kelly in the documentary.