Once upon a time, alll press was considered good press. Not in the era of social media and not for R. Kelly.
Since #MuteRKelly started trending earlier this month, streaming service have dropped him from their playlists, there have been protests at his shows and more accusers have come forward. One accuser reveals she was pregnant by the singer and decided on an abortion for a serious reason.
In an interview with the BBC Three for the documentary R Kelly: The Sex Scandal Continues, alleged former girlfriend Lisa Van Allen revealed she was pregnant by R. Kelly in 2000. However, she had an abortion because she reportedly saw his affinity for children. She said, "I loved him but at that point I knew that he liked young girls and I just wasn't, I didn't feel comfortable, enough to have a child with him."
In 2008, Allen testified against Kelly, claiming he forced her to have a threesome with another girl who she found later was only 14. In R. Kelly: The Sex Scandal Continues, Allen maintains she did not know the girl was underage until after threesome. Kelly was acquitted of all charges.
There are new charges against Kelly. This month, Faith Rodgers filed a lawsuit in Dallas, Texas, claiming he gave her herpes.
R. Kelly has denied all 24 years of allegations.
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