R. Kelly Reportedly Addresses Rumor He Had A Sexual Relationship With Aaliyah's Mother

R. Kelly emerges from his Chicago studio on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

R. Kelly Reportedly Addresses Rumor He Had A Sexual Relationship With Aaliyah's Mother

Lisa Van Allen, one of his accusers, made another serious claims against the disgraced singer.

Published March 17th

Earlier this week, Lisa Van Allen, who was featured in the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly and says she was assaulted by Kelly when she was underage, made another jaw-dropping she claim. She told Vlad TV that Kelly had a sexual relationship with Aaliyah mother, Diane Haughton.

According to TMZ, R. Kelly is now flatly denying the rumor. The site reports, “Sources close to R. Kelly say he absolutely denies he and Diane had anything but a friendly relationship. We're told Kelly believes the only reason Van Allen made those claims in the Vlad TV interview is to further smear his name and grab headlines for herself.”

It is a fact that R. Kelly married the late Aaliyah when she was 15 in May of 1994. Diane Haughton has not spoken out on the R. Kelly accusations since Surviving R. Kelly aired but the day before the premiere she released a statement that read in part, “These lies and fabrications cannot be tolerated and allowed to be spewed from the forked tongues of saboteurs of Aaliyah’s legacy.” See below:

Aaliyah passed away in a plane crash on August 25, 2001. She was only 22 years old.

Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. He is facing 70 years in prison.

Written by BET Staff

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