During the almost year-long relationship, the 52-year-old singer mentally, verbally, and sexually abused her, in addition to regularly locking her away in various places and intentionally infecting her with herpes, she claimed in a lawsuit against him, according to The New York Times.
R Kelly - real name Robert - is the only tenant in the building; inspectors were there for over an hour and the Department of Buildings said it would issue a statement later Wednesday.
"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 about their allegations", one of her lawyers, Gloria Allred, said at the news conference Monday.
In a press conference held in New York City Monday, 21-year-old Rodgers said "taking a stand against R. Kelly, someone who has been termed "the King of R&B" and is loved by many, has not been easy". "In addition, he posted private photos of her", Allred said during the press conference.
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.
A woman who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse says he wrote a letter threatening to reveal details of her sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit. If Ms. Rodgers really cares about her own reputation she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaigns.
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Meghan has taken up the post of Patron to support the education and animal welfare work of Mayhew. During the visit Meghan , a keen dog lover, spoke about her own rescue dogs.
A lawyer for R. Kelly in Chicago, Steve Greenberg, denied the letter's authenticity, saying it "looks fake".
Kelly has continuously been under fire since Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary detailed the decades of abuse allegations against him to an audience of millions.
"No woman should be criticized, shamed or retaliated against for speaking the truth", Rodgers said at the news conference. "I was vulnerable and impressionable when I met him at 19".
Her mother, Kelly Rodgers, said she and her husband had also received threats and intimidation attempts. "Just as they have been, and are being held, accountable for their actions, you also must be accountable".
Asked if she could say anything to Kelly, Faith Rodgers said her response would be: "Time's up".