Surviving R. Kelly has made many people revisit the singer having a relationship with a 15-year-old Aaliyah when he was 27.
On August 31, 1994, R. Kelly illegally married Aaliyah. Her age was listed as 18, but the marriage was annulled in February of 1995.VIBE famously published the wedding certificate, even though both Aaliyah and R. Kelly had denied the marriage. However, Kelly's lawyer recently confirmed the marriage and blamed it on Aaliyah, claiming she is the one who lied about her age.
Now, more details have resurfaced about their relationship with court docs allegedly saying the singer was physically abused by Kelly.
Recovered by Blavity, Chicago reporter Jim DeRogatis said in a podcast with the New York Times back in May, “The annulment of the Aaliyah marriage and Aaliyah’s legal claim against him had been sealed in Detroit … they were sealed by the court but those documents were provided to me."
DeRogatis continued, “It’s a harrowing document, a non-disclosure agreement on both her part and Kelly’s, vowing not to pursue further legal claims for physical abuse. So it wasn’t just an underage sexual relationship, he hit her, allegedly, according to that court document."
See the video below of R. Kelly's lawyer blaming the marriage on Aaliyah, again, who was only 15 at the time.
Since Surviving R. Kelly aired an investigation has been launched by authorities in both Chicago and Georgia. R. Kelly has denied all allegations.
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