Attorney Gloria Allred continues to build her case against singer R. Kelly.
Allred introduced two women — Rochelle Washington and Latresa Scaff — at a press conference in February. Washington and Scaff accused Kelly of loading them up with marijuana and alcohol before taking them back to his hotel room after a concert in 1996.
Scaff was 16 and Washington was 15 at the time. Kelly allegedly asked the teen girls to have sex with him. Washington fled to the bathroom but Scaff complied when allegedly asked to perform oral sex on the singer.
“I was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and did it,” Scaff said. “He then had sexual intercourse with me even though I did not have the capacity to consent.”
Now, a witness has come forward to support the claims levied by Scaff and Washington. Identified only as Sabrina, the witness told CBS Baltimore she instantly recognized the victims from 23 years ago. She remembers seeing Scaff stumble out of the hotel elevator because Sabrina was also allegedly invited to Kelly’s hotel.
“You could clearly see that she was in pain… She couldn’t walk,” Sabrina told WJZ after reuniting with the victims. “She was bent over walking alongside the wall. And she began to tell me she was in a room with R. Kelly and, you know, they had sex. It was very rough.”
Sabrina said Kelly “left [Scaff] on the bed and said that he would come back. He never came back. Security came and told her Robert was waiting for her in the lobby.”
Allred said she and the two alleged victims were to meet with federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York “to provide them with information relative to their ongoing investigation of R. Kelly.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District in New York declined to confirm or deny the investigation when asked by USA Today.