Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life

Gloria Allred: R. Kelly is using ‘playbook from Donald Trump’ to silence alleged women victims

Faith Rodgers, one of R. Kelly's alleged victims, claims that Kelly threatened her with retaliation for filing a lawsuit a year ago against him alleging that he abused her and knowingly infected her with a sexually transmitted disease.

Rodgers and her representative, celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, spoke to the media before meeting with NY police on Monday, with Allred claiming that Kelly had launched a "campaign of intimidation and retaliation" against Rodgers, CBS News reports.

Kelly's attorney officially denied the many claims against Kelly in an interview with the Associated Press on Friday, where he called the Lifetime documentary "disgusting" and claimed that "some producer went running around and solicited all these people, did a Jerry Springer-esque show and there is all this uproar".

Anchor Stefan Holt also reports on the latest in the El Chapo drug trafficking trial, a hostage standoff in New Jersey and diaper bombs on the Lower East Side.

Rodgers, now 21, gave a brief statement, saying, "No woman should be victim shamed, harassed or retaliated against because she asserted her rights and spoke her truth". The conference was held in advance of Rodgers and Allred meeting with the New York Police Department about her lawsuoit against the singer, which Allred said is pending.

Kelly allegedly wrote in the letter that "if [Rodgers] persists in court action she will be subjected to public opinion", and demanded that she procure test results "proving the origin of her STD claim", according to CBS News.




"If Ms. Rodgers really cares about her own reputation she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaign", the letter said. "Counter actions are in the developmental stages and due to be released soon".

About two years ago, Faith Rodgers says she was in a relationship with Kelly when she was 19, for almost a year before leaving.

A Texas woman who sued R. Kelly last May accusing him of sexual abuse and locking her in rooms and vehicles for punishment said Monday she has been threatened by the R&B singer. He has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls. "Robert Kelly, the Faith Rodgers you knew, that you met when I was 19 years old, no longer exists".

"We are here today to let Mr. Kelly know in no uncertain terms that he can not and will not intimidate his alleged victims into keeping silent", Allred said.

Still, Allred said she would continue to "do everything in [her] power to support those who claim they are victims" moving forward.

Chicago police also confirmed they had spoken to the Ignition singer after the Cook County State's Attorney's office received a tip that two women were being held against their will at the star's residence in Trump Tower.

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