"I'm not ashamed of my past anymore," Lanita Carter told CBS News. "I'm not ashamed of what naysayers say." Carter, who was once Kelly's hairdresser, claims the R&B star tried to force her into oral sex in 2003. When she resisted, he allegedly masturbated and spat in her face.
The singer's currently facing charges of 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse following Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly. However, he's also dealing with a pending case involving unpaid child support payments. The singer just arrived in court to hear his fate.
Kelly was ordered jailed on $1 million bond Saturday at his first court hearing since the R&B star was charged with sexually abusing four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo trial involving a celebrity. The 52-year-old Grammy winner turned himself in late Friday and spent a night in jail before being taken to the courthouse. He stood with his hands behind his back and said to the judge, “How are you?”
The R&B star, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced claims of sexual abuse against women and teenage girls for decades. He has never been convicted and has previously denied all the allegations. The 52-year-old is expected in court in Chicago, where he lives, on 8 March.
R. Kelly has been banned from Philadelphia over his alleged sexual, physical, and mental abuse of young women and girls. The ban come after the release of docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly.” The Lifetime docuseries that detailed the artist’s alleged long history of sexual. According to CBS Philly, the Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to ban the singer from stepping foot in the city as part of Councilwoman Helen Gym’s “Mute R. Kelly” resolution.
R. Kelly sings about his troubles and battles in a new 19-minute song, addressing sexual abuse claims against him that have put a screeching halt on his career.