R Kelly has been accused by of giving a woman an STD as he attempted to groom her over the course of an eight-month relationship.
According to the Washington Post, the Texan woman, who has remained anonymous, claims the singer, 51, gave her the STD when she began a sexual relationship with him when she was 19-years-old.
R Kelly’s representative says that the World’s Greatest singer ‘categorically denies all claims and allegations’ made against him.
The paper says she contacted the Dallas Police Department last week and is filing a federal civil complaint against him.
The woman’s attorney, Lee Merritt, said that Kelly had groomed and assaulted her:
‘Our client was the victim of several forms of criminal misconduct by Kelly, including, but not limited to, unlawful restraint, furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor, and aggravated assault (via the referenced intentional STD infection).
‘These offenses occurred while our client was being groomed to join Kelly’s sex cult. Kelly gradually introduced the cult to our client over the course of their relationship, culminating with an explanation that she would have to sign a contract and offer collateral information about herself and her family for Kelly’s protection.’
Only last month did another accuser emerge, during the BBC Three documentary titled R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes where a former girlfriend made the claim that the rapper had groomed a 14-year-old child as his ‘sex pet’, to which his representatives responded to Yahoo Celebrity saying ‘Mr Kelly has no comment at this time’.
In 2008, Kelly was cleared of child pornography, where he was accused of having videoed himself during a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl. He’s also been linked with a number of out-of-court settlements to three women that accused him of sexual contact when they were 15.