R Kelly’s 8th accuser claims she was locked up with no food or water for days
A woman self-identified as Sonja testified that she’d been locked in a room in R. Kelly’s Chicago home for days without food or water for days before the R&B star assaulted her.
Sonja’s testimony made her Kelly’s eighth accuser to take the stand as the singer’s trial commences in Brooklyn, New York.
As the federal sex trafficking and racketeering trial against Kelly continues, more and more accounts of the abuse his victims allegedly endured continue to come to light.
According to her account, she was a 21-year-old intern at a Utah radio station when she’d gotten the opportunity to travel to Kelly’s Chicago home to interview the R&B superstar. At that time, she thought the move would be a “first huge celebrity interview” to help “kick-start” her career.
After arriving at the home, the accuser stated that her interactions with those who were present seemed bizarre. For example, she testified that one of Kelly’s associates asked her if she needed a condom [when she was there to conduct an interview], to which she replied, “No, I’m not here for that.”
Moreover, she was allegedly given a “list of rules” to abide by as a guest in Kelly’s home, that of which highlighted her needing to ask permission before eating or going to the restroom. She was also required to provide a slew of contacts, including her friends, mother and grandmother.
Sonja shared that as she was locked up in Kelly’s home when one of his associates finally brought her something to eat — Chinese takeout — she only ended up taking a few bites of the meal.
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