The parents of the two women featured in the story believe their daughters are being held against their will, and have attempted unsuccessfully to have law enforcement intervene.
What follows is a brief timeline of those stories. Kelly marries then year-old Aaliyah. Tiffany Hawkins sues Kelly, claiming they had sex when she was 15 years old. In a lawsuit that went mostly unreported at the time, Hawkins claimed to have had a four-year sexual relationship with Kelly that began in , when she was 15, to , when she was DeRogatis later said that Hawkins slit her wrists in a suicide attempt after the relationship ended.
She said that Kelly urged her to drop out out school to be with him, and like the women in the more recent story, she believed that having sex with Kelly would help advance her own musical career.
DeRogatis receives a sex tape showing R. Kelly with an underage girl from an anonymous source. He would tell me to come to his studio and have sex with him, then tell me to go.
He often tried to control every aspect of my life including who I would see and where I would go. Chicago police investigate Kelly over sex tape with apparent year-old. You watch the video for which he was indicted and there is the disembodied look of the rape victim.
He orders her to call him Daddy. Their lives were ruined. The aunt believed the girl to be 14 at the time the tape was recorded. Patrice Jones and Montina Woods sue Kelly. The accusations against Kelly began piling up in the spring of , when two women filed new lawsuits against him alleging sexual misconduct.
Like many of the other girls, Jones said that Kelly had promised to help her as a musician. Kelly is arrested and indicted on child porn charges for second tape provided to DeRogatis. These Florida charges were eventually dropped after a judge ruled that the photos were obtained without probably cause for a search warrant.
Seven of the Chicago charges were also eventually dropped. Kelly pled not guilty and posted bail for the Chicago charges several days later.
After years of delays, Kelly went to trial for the Chicago child porn charges in June A jury found him not guilty of all 14 remaining counts. Fourteen witnesses for the prosecution identified the woman on the tape as the same unidentified girl, and several also identified Kelly as the man.
An expert said that the tape had not been forged or otherwise tampered with. According to WBEZ , the jurors said that they believed Kelly was the man on the tape, but could not be certain about the identity of the woman. We do have a justice system and he was acquitted. And these other women took the civil lawsuit route. He was tried on very narrow grounds.
He was tried on a minute, second videotape. He was tried on trading child pornography. He was not tried for rape. He was acquitted of making child pornography. Kelly goes public with relationship with year-old.