The train wreck which is R. Kelly’s public perception continues.
Following numerous earlier allegations, the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer is being accused of sexual misconduct by two more women: Latresa Scaff, 40, and Rochelle Washington, 39, who made the claims at a press conference in New York on Thursday, per Variety.
The press conference was held by attorney Gloria Allred. “To R. Kelly, I am sending this message: You have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. You have been able to get away with your predatory misconduct for far too long,” Allred announced. Scaff and Washington claim the incidents with Kelly, now 52, occurred when the women were 16 and 15, respectively.
Allred called Kelly a “sexual predator” before giving the floor to Scaff, who allegedly met Kelly at a 1995 concert in Baltimore. Scaff said Kelly’s security picked them from the crowd at and invited them onstage. The minors were then invited to an after-party where they were allegedly offered cocaine, marijuana and alcohol.
Afterwards, the two teens went back to Kelly’s hotel. The singer allegedly walked into the room with his genitals exposed and told the girls he wanted to have sex with them. Washington said she denied the advances and hid in the bathroom. Scaff allegedly had sex with Kelly.
Scaff and Washington have said they are willing to testify under oath. Accusations against Kelly have ramped up ever since the release of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” docu-series, in which numerous women shared their allegations of being sexually abused by the singer.